Pain Management Community
Chronic Pain (Migraine)
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pain management, chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, cancer, headaches, movement disorders pain, and muscle pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Chronic Pain (Migraine)

For over two years, I have struggled with severe migraines. Pain level on a good 7-8, on a bad 9-10. I had been to the E.R. several time  until I was able to get into a neurologist. Tried several different medicines, and used certain tools. Sadly, a month into it, I started to realize I was paying a ton of money for a doctor whom was never available. I have a friend who suggested a family doctor, whom I am currently seeing. He is wonderful. Open-minded, willing, and actually listens to me. I have been seeing him for approx. 2 months, and he currently has me on Verapamil ER 180 MG X1 daily, Nortriptyline 10 MG X1 @ bedtime, also Oxycodone/Acetaminophen 5/325 4X a day for break thru pain, as well as Oxycontin 10 mg ER 2X a day. I have taken all of these meds for the last month, with little sucess of relief. Unfort. I have had to take both of my pain medications everyday the last month. My question is about tolerance. Up until recently, my oxycodone/acetaminophen in conjunction with the Oxycontin had been a lifesaver. I believe I have grown tolerant of the Oxycodone/Acetaminophen 5/325. Do you think asking my doctor to up my mg on the Oxycodone/Acetaminophen would be too much with the Oxycontin? 7.5? Maybe. Hope all makes sense, and anyone willing to give me some input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
4730743_tn?1358473413
A correction, clarifying that the two medications that have not brought me any relief would be the Verapamil, and Nortriptyline.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
You said that the oxycodone was '4x a day for breakthrough pain'...this means 'as needed, up to 4x daily', correct? Have you been taking 4 a day, everyday?
Blank
4730743_tn?1358473413
Yes. But have felt like I needed to redose every few hours.
Blank
4730743_tn?1358473413
Today I went to the doctor, and explained to him the sitution. He was more than happy to write me a script for 7.5/325 oxycodone/acetaminophen. It is truly a godsend. I am very thankful for a wonderful doctor who is open-minded and willing to try certain medications without assumption or passing judgement.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pain Management Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pain Answerers
7721494_tn?1408157057
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners, CO
535089_tn?1400677119
Blank
Mollyrae
WI
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
trixy71
1855076_tn?1337118903
Blank
marycarmel
MA
1193998_tn?1265121197
Blank
carolanivey
OH
8976007_tn?1400955760
Blank
Jinx_777