I am 47 years old, I've been diagnosed wit RA, DDD, and Fibro. I've been on some sort of pain med for 20 years. For the last 2 it's been oxy with percs for brake threw. I take 40 mg am 20 at noon and 40 pm then the 5 mg percs s needed.
Recently. Probably for the last 6 months my pain has gotten un manageable. My wrists, right ankle and left knee are swollen and hurt worse than any pain I've ever felt. I was to the point last week that I could understand how a person could contemplate suicide because of the pain.
My question is has anyone else experienced this?
I was on methadone, my pain was managed with the small does of 7.5 1 x a day. But, because of the dumb side effect of prolonged qt wave (caused by the methadone) I had to stop and switch to the mix I am on today.
I've tried talking to my doc and he wants me to see a rheumatologist and they want me to take biologics (embril) which is chemoin a pill. Side effect...cancer for one in a list of many.
So back to my question, has anyone else experienced excruciating pain and swelling after taking OxyContin?