and 40mgx1 oxycontin until i notice if lyrica works). I told him that the oxy contin was only lasting 6hrs not the 12hrs that it is required to last. He said i've become tolerant of the oxycontin and its not working for me anymore & there was no use increasing it as it was already a high dose per day. When i looked up lyrica it said it was to treat neuropathic pain which is caused by nerve damage. I wouldn't have thought bone on bone severe osteoarthritis in both knees would require medication thats for nerve pain problems. Any help would be great thanks. Also i would have asked him at consultation but he said he was just changing meds from the oxy that wasn't lasting more than 6hrs to one that would last much longer.
I have not found any evidence for using Pregabalin (Lyrica) to treat osteoarthritis (OA). The standard approach to treating OA is as follows:
1. Tylenol Arthritis
2. NSAID + Tylenol Arthritis
3. Tramadol +/- NSAID +/- Tylenol Arthritis
4. Opioids +/- NSAID +/- Tylenol Arthritis
If you have become tolerant to your current dose of oxycodone, ask your doctor to titrate your dose up. Your doctor should have no reason to deny a higher dose (unless he's concerned that you have become addicted, or unless you are experiencing major side effects).
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