(I never liked the way Oxy felt. Tired, and it made me very depressed. Hydrocodone
was much more tolerable, but did not provide the same pain relief.) So my Dr. began rotating meds. Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Hydrocodone, Tramadol, etc. That did help keep from having to escalate the dose, but it was confusing, and soon just didn't work. (I should probably mention that we tried every non-narcotic drug for pain first. Gabapentin, SSRIs, etc.