I currently take Percocet 7.5mg. every 6 hours for trigeminal neuralgia and it seems like it is no more effective than the Vicodin I used to take.
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Opiates aren't much use for the type of pain you have. Lyrica would do a much better job but to answer your question. Both hydrocodone and oxycodone quick release aren't very strong and certainly don't have a very long half life. You would be better off taking 2 7.5 percocet every 4 hrs as 6 hrs is to much time in between dosing. Dosing every 6 hours with any quick release opiate isn't effective because you don't build up a serum level and you have to start from 0 each dose. Are you finding that you are in significant pain by the time the 6 hours is up?? Anyway, always check with your doctor before changing your dosing. Good luck and by the way, have you spoken to your doctor about taking a sustained release opiate like oxycontin (sustained release oxycodone) or MS Contin (sustained release morphine). You would be able to keep a stable level of pain killer in you and you should be able to control your pain much better... Dave
Since neither medication is effective, please ask your doctor for a different class of medication all together. Have you tried Neurontin or Lyrica? It sounds as if you have built up a tolerance to opiate based pain relievers. There are some other medications used for this condition. I will look up some info for you and post it in a few mins.
Good luck to you,
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