Oxycodone 10/325 is the only thing I have found to truly help w/ the back pain. It is hard to find unless you have a truly understanding Doctor. Morphine only makes me feel like a lazy tode and I want to be able to get up and do something constructive. Get your doctor to perscribe the 10/325 and I think it will help. I can't get my doctor to perscribe it. He will only give me 15mg morphine and 5/325 oxycodone (percocet). Must find another doctor/source.
Well I thought I had something to complain about with my Doctor only perscribing 15mg morphine X2 a day and 5/325 oxycodone every 6 hours. Now they have given me a new doctor (V.A.) and they have dropped the percoset completely with no explaination. I have tried re-ordering the percoset to no avail. I have left messages for them to call me, with no responce from them. I have an appointment on the 5th of December with them and hopefully I will be able to find out something. Prior to getting the percoset added to my morpphine as a breakout pain med they were giving me morphine 3X day and they coulden't even boost the morphine back up to 3X a day. So here I am in total pain with only occasional relief. So much for taking care of our H----...
That is so hard....NSAIDs damaged my kidneys so no more NSAIDs. I am on 5/325 hydrocodone 2 every 8 hours... Just barely controls the pain. Laws are getting so tough that it is hard for people with real pain to get the relief we need. Doesn't seem fair to us suffering!! But we will get through this! (I know it doesn't seem like it sometimes but.....)
5/325 and 10/325 oxycodone or otherwise known as percocet is a breakthrough medication. It contains 5mg or 10mg of oxycodone (oxycontin) and 325mg of Tylenol. Its not really meant to be used on a continual basis for pain control. Its only meant to be used for acute stages of pain issues or for breaking through pain control of chronic pain suffers. The oxy in that pill form is an instant release, hence breakthrough medication. For chronic pain sufferers or long term pain issues you should not rely on that instant release drug as the only pharmaceutical therapy. A slow release form of oxycodone is a much better form of slowly releasing the medication into your body. If you take percocet too long it can have negative side effects including addiction but for sure you will become dependent on them. You will also become dependent on the slow release form of that medication but it will be much less difficult to overcome the dependency than people who have been on the instant release form of that drug.
There are other medications too that combined with oxy can work well at treating chronic pain including pain blockers like Lyrica and Gabapentin. Its difficult to find the right dosage for each person that will control pain and not have too many side effects but given time your body will likely overcome the side effects that those types of drugs create. I suffered from side effects like brain fog, groggy and lethargic feeling, dry mouth, ringing in the ears, blurred vision and a general impaired feeling but after a few months on those medications the side effects wore off.
I recommend you try not to become dependent on Percocet for pain control and only use them when your suffering from extreme pain.