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Feb 29, 2016 1:53 PM

My pain management doc switched me this morning from Hydrocodone 7.5 acetaminophen 325 to OxyContins 5mg that i can't Start until 7pm tonight. She took my hydros from me- & now I am without anything until 7pm! WTH is wrong with her? Then she tells me that these new OxyContins have to build up in my system. This week is a wash for me I guess, until they start to work! Does anyone have any suggestions that helped them when they felt like every joint was twisting in a compression machine?

Feb 29, 2016 2:12 PM

Umm , wow.. First off, try not to automatically think you won't have any relief for a week.. That is stressing you out, so relax , and if it were me...I am not waiting until 7 PM..oh no...but that is me..I am sure you will be able to function and have pain relief much sooner than you are thinking! Love, Terri

Feb 29, 2016 2:13 PM

Oooooooooo and take a hot bubble bath! Yea that will help too

Feb 29, 2016 2:56 PM

Thank you Terri! You do rule! I am only coming off of past experiences without my regular pain med regimes. I am also scared of my pain cause it hurts so badly untreated. I'm gonna take one now! Not sure why I was being so ridged!

Feb 29, 2016 3:15 PM

Don't feelnto.bad. immthe same.way. I tend to do things to the letter and I expect others to do the same..I quess thsts why in some.circles I'm a mean B.... HA... but I agree with Terri. You can fusge the times by like an hour or so in either direction. And as far as not thinking bout your pain I'm doing that now. I'm gonna run out of my lyrica the tomorrow so I'm gonna try and hold out since I see my Dr on Wed afternoon. I was and am nervous as to how this is gonna go. But we will see. So I also.say try see yourself having a nice light pain day. You might be surprised.

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