Hello everybody, I have a question if anyone might know the answer to. My wife has been on a very high does of Roxicodone(Oxycodone) 30mg about 7 pills a day. She is in pain most of the time due to what he doctors say nerve inpingement syndrome in her rotator cuff ( sorry not sure if I spelled it right, but it hurts her) At first all of the docs she has seen did not want to do surgey and we now have finally found a doctor who agrees she needs surgery due to the fact that this will only get worse. The problem we are at now is she probably wont have the surgery for another month (hopefully) and she is scarred because the pain meds are not working much for her pain and it is just messing with her mind too much. Is there any other meds that anyone knows of that is out there that will help with pain relief, but where I guess it will be an instant pain releif with no withdrawls from there current meds she is on. Her tolerence is so high to opiates that we don't think there is anything out there that can compete to give her relief. I know all about this opiate problem ( Recovering Opiate Addict My self) and I dont know what will help with pain and getting her mind back with the level she's at that is not an opiate.
They do have a new pain patch called Fentanyl patch. I guess it works great that will be the next thing I will try for chronic leg/arm/back pain. I do not know if it is an opiate base patch they do have ones that are non narcotic but if she is indeed taking that much oxy, maybe morphine patches might have a better reaction. I do not know a ton about opiates because I am to scared of them. Right now I am Lortab ES 100 a month and have standing script for Vicodin ES also 100 a month. Not liking the Lortab, making me feel sick. Could she maybe figure out a good solid tapering schedule that would keep her stable from a majority of the pain but slowly weaning off? The problem like with half the population when it involves bone pain really opiates is the only thing strong enough because of it being such deep pain. I feel for your girl. Oh! Has she tried Norcos that works good for that pain?
Word of advice my mother died of methadone toxicity two years ago, prescribed for pain management. If they offer her that run away and don't look back. One single dose has killed so many people because it stays in your system twice the time it would take a Vicodin or something.
Best of Luck! Keep me updated, would like to know what worked for her if you don't mind?
Well the doc had now put her on oxycontin (time release) 40mg instead of the roxicodone (oxycodone instant relief) so that way it will keep her at a stable point for pain and mood. She should be having surgery in about possibly 2 weeks not sure see the surgen on Nov 5th. So she will stay on opiates until she heals from most of the surgery pain, but the new doc we found for her pain management is amazing. He is just real understanding of pain meds instead of most docs who put you on this med and then when they feel its time for you to stop they just started to taper you and not help you. Most docs dont have a problem in the begining giving you the meds nor do they have a problem uping your meds the first time you ask, but once it becomes a physical dependance or an addiction they want nothing to do with you. I am currently on suboxone from the same new doc and that is what she might use to help her come off the meds after her surgery. And becareful if you ever get the Fentanyl Patch it can be stronger then oxycontin. They came out with a new drug that is a Fentanyl lolipop (instant pain relief) http://opioids.com/fentanyl/perc-a-pop.html
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