I'm having a good day since one week of pain. I haven't been posting much due to new medication and post surgery recovering which had its ups and downs.
I've been put on Endep or known as amitriptyline. Low dosage 10mg at first and now twice a day. One in the afternoon and one at night. Still felt like crap in the afternoon and the upside was I was getting 8 hours plus of good rest which helps a lot.
Now this kind doctor has added oxy codone 5mg in my afternoon and night med diet. Again, these are very low dosage compared to what doctors would give anyone in a lot of pain. I've also been given endone, an opiod morphine based 5mg for "rescue". Which helped a lot. But definitely not something I would wanna take. I don't drink often but this pill made me felt drunk the whole day which wasn't what I was looking for. Still it did miracles as it dropped my pain down to 0.
Sad news is the doctor I've been seeing for the past few weeks is leaving. For those who have read my situation, I come from a small community and new doctors are just the norm. She listened and have great experience treating pain for cancer patients. She was the one who started me on Endep where other doctors told me to take more Panadol and ibruphen .....good things don't last long. I've only regretted not asking enough information on what she would does to assist people with long term pain. In summary; the following is working for me.
Endep 20mg / day
Oxy codone 10mg / day
"Magic cream" with gebapentin 3 times daily.