I have been dealing with chronic pain over the last 5 years due to an accident where I was electrocuted by a power line. Due to the electrocution I received burns on 47% of my body. Not only was I burned but my organs and nervous system where literally cooked by the high voltage of the shock that I took. I am dealing with two severe types of pain. The first being the neuropathic pain from my nervous system being fried and pain of the numbness and odd sensations. The other pain I am dealing with the pain from the scarring and the physical effects it is having on my body. Would oxycodone help deal with both of these types of pain?
Yes, oxycodone would help both types of pain. I have to emphasize as BRR did that there are other medications that might work that are not addictive like the oxycodone as it is an opiate narcotic. Other medications that work for neuropathic pain include Lyrica and Cymbalta. Then as BRR said, you could use a more mild analgesic for breakthrough pain such as hydrocodone, an opiate narcotic, with acetominophen which is tylenol.
Good luck and keep in touch,
I deal with neuropathic pain due to nerve damage in my legs. It has been my experience that the narcotics, the opioid medications such as oxycodone, help very little with it. I have gotten help from Lyrica and Cymbalta, and Methadone, which is helping (some) with the nerve pain AND my muscular and joint pain. Methadone has been the only opiate medication that has helped with the nerve pain. It doesn't do a lot, but at least it helps some. There is a new medication out called Savella, which is similar to Lyrica and Cymbalta, but I have not heard how well it works with nerve pain. I am going to have a trial for a Spinal Cord Stimulator, which I hope is going to make a tremendous difference with the nerve pain. You may want to google it and look into it. I made you a "friend" please feel free to "friend" me also and we can talk privately if you like.
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