Oxycodone for osteoarthritis

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Hey Everyone, I have a family member who was prescribed oxycontin for osteoarthritis and back pain several years ago. Instead of taking this med as prescribed, he began snorting it...the following three years were hell. He also abused fentanyl patches. He finally went into detox and was clean for one year. Six months ago, he decided to go back on pain meds, for his pain he told me. He was prescribed oxycodone and methadone.
Hello, I have a family member who was prescribed oxycontin, for osteoarthritis and back pain several years ago. He began (almost immediately) to snort his oxycontin instead of taking it as prescribed. He also abused fentanyl patches. This abuse went on for three years, and it was hell. After the third year, he detoxed and was clean for one year. Six months ago, he decided to go back on pain meds, for his pain he told me. His doctor prescribed oxycodone and methadone.
Taken Oxycodone 30mg for about a month now. Does hardly anything to quell the enormous back pain I have. Can crushing it and drinking it with apple juice make a difference? Will it work faster?
Hi. I have chronic gastritis as well as GERD. I am also in Pain Management due to osteoarthritis in my lower back. Has any found relief from gastritis flares with Oxycodone? Thanks.
I've been on oxycodone for 2 years and prior was on perks for 10. Which I didn't become addicted until I started on the oxycodone. Many people will say they aren't strong enough to taper but me personal aren't strong enough to do it cold turkey. I was taking 5 15s a day and tapered down to 2 1/2 a day which I worked with my dr but now I'm back up to 4 a day since my surgery. I have very low blood pressure to begin with even prior to taking pills.
The blood test for arthritis is only for Rheumatoid arthritis, it doesn't show anything for osteoarthritis, which can be seen with x-rays. As for Oxycodone causing pain, its usually called hyperalgesia and it does happen, but if you're not taking a lot a day then this more than likely isn't an issue. If you want to stop taking them, great, but you should get tests done regardless to find out what is really causing your pain. Good luck to you!
These have gone away now. There is a history of arthritis; both knees have been replaced. Taking Oxycodone (sp?) for it with mixed results. Sometimes it helps for the whole day and sometimes just for a few hours. It never fully takes the pain away. Also tylenol back pain. They both take about 40-60 minutes to start working and never fully take the pain away. Feeling particularly crappy lately. Weakness, loss of appetite, just general feeling of "blah".
Hello, I have a family member who was prescribed oxycontin, for osteoarthritis and back pain several years ago. He began (almost immediately) to snort his oxycontin instead of taking it as prescribed. He also abused fentanyl patches. This abuse went on for three years, and it was hell. After the third year, he detoxed and was clean for one year. Six months ago, he decided to go back on pain meds, for his pain he told me. His doctor prescribed oxycodone and methadone.
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For a few months I was taking hydrocone for osteoarthritis. It worked well and I kept the dose down, never more than 20mg/day, worrying about addiction. I'm an unmedicated bipolar and a recovering alcoholic. I have to admit, the happy side effect was nice, lots of energy and less pain, I was getting stuff done. Very suddenly, 2 weeks ago, the bipolar exploded. I was in the black hole type of depression and on the verge of panic at the same time, all the time for a few days and nights.
Lortab (Hydrocodone APAP 10/500, as needed for pain), Ativan (Lorazepam .5 milligrams, as needed for breakthrough seizures & sudden onset myoclonic seizure activity), Phenergan (Promethazine 12.5 milligrams, as needed for nausea), & Antivert (Meclizine, 12.5 milligrams that I take while having a bout of Ménière's). I also have mild insomnia, which I treat with a very low dose of Valerian Root, or Melatonin.
It's that damn norco, I start jonesing if I lose track of time. Not valium, not soma but norco. My doc said I'm too young for osteoarthritis but I have it bad and I've seen what humera, etc due to people. Now I need these drugs and don't want them. Pain is awful and I'm fricking married to norcos and I'll need several surgeries.... Geez I don't know what to do! My mom is twice my age on a wheelchair because of bones. Now I need drugs, no high or recreation, because med problems.
Now we're putting me on oxycontin three times a day with varying choices of oxycodone for breakthrough pain. I'm also on Cymbalta 120 mg./day for nerve pain, Clonidine 1 mg a day for nerve pain/ Ibuprofen 800 mg. 3 times a day, a compounding cream (which does seem to help some types of the pain.) It's really hard to get the right combination of meds to control the pain but still allow you to function. Good luck.
My left knee has bothered me off and on for over a year but now is a constant pain, worsening at night or longer periods slightly bent during the day. When the leg is straightened, instead of the "crease" showing the inner side of the kneecap, there is a HARD knot almost to the bottom, inside area of the kneecap. The entire knee swells at night, but not lots. Ice and / or heat packs do not take the "lump" down in size but help with the general swelling.
And the oxycontin is also a good option if you're at higher doses of the oxycodone; it also doesn't have the Tylenol in it. There's a lot of choices for pain relief but everyone is different. What works for one won't work for another. I would say be careful about taking any increase in your dose without talking with your doctor. So many people find themselves discharged from their doctor and then have no one and nothing for their pain control.
This is an extremely timely article that was just published mostly for general practitioners in the Annals of Family Medicine Magazine. I thought that it some numbers in it were both troubling and fascinating to want to share it with all of you. In a nut shell it says what I have been saying all along - doctors write too many opiate prescriptions for far many chronic pain patients. Nearly 15,000 people die from opiate prescription overdoses than both heroin and cocaine combined.
Maybe oxycodone? plain oxycodone not oxycontin... it is stronger but it may work better with the fentanyl...
Hi Jaxcie, I'm sorry you have had to deal with this pain and having people misjudge your need for it. I haven't had oxy either but I was on Vicadin and tramadol for about a month. I didn't take the vicadin long due to it causing insomnia. The tramadol I had withdrawal for one week. I think with an opiate you can taper a little when it is time. You can do it but I would have a doctor's opinion on how to get off of it and don't try "cold turkey".
Hi everybody! I have chronic pain due to osteoarthritis and I'm only 22. Today at 12 p.m. I take 225 mg of codeine phosphate and at 7:16 p.m. I take 285 mg of codeine phosphate with 1000 mg of acetaminophen. Monday I take 40 mg of oxycodone HCl, 210 mg of codeine phosphate, 2000 mg of acetaminophen. I'm trying to cut down the doses of opioids but I can't because I have so much pain. I'm not addicted or physically dependent but I have high tolerance. What should I do?
This article reviews known and hypothesized pathophysiologic mechanisms surrounding these phenomena and the clinical implications for pain management nurses. Introduction Opioid analgesics continue to be the mainstay of pharmacologic treatment of moderate to severe pain. Many patients, particularly those with advanced cancer, require chronic high-dose opioid therapy. Achieving clinical efficacy and tolerability of such treatment regimens is sometimes hindered by two opioid-related phenomena.
“We wanted to look at studies that treated people for six months or longer, given that chronic pain can go on for years. This review includes studies of individuals on opioids for as long as 48 months.” Patients in the studies had previously tried other treatments like non-opioid medications and physical therapy, but still had considerable pain. Clinicians prescribed opioids including oxycodone, morphine and methadone by pill, transdermal (skin) patch or intrathecal pump.
Thanx for the response Doctor. I'm 39 yrs old, so I guess I'm in the 40 range for osteoarthritis. Since my first comment, I decided to quit those three medications I was taking. So far I can't really tell a difference because of the discomfort of getting off the oxycodone...(It was time to stop taking this stuff for awhile anyways....
Hi Miranda, I know all to well of the difficulty in finding a doctor to prescribe medications you need to perform daily activities and I also know that the meds you are on are prescribed (since you said you were on Oxycodone 10's I am assuming they are the generic for Oxycontin) are meant to take every 12 hours only. So if you get a supply of 120 they should last for 2 months roughly as long as you take 10mg twice daily or as your doctor would say "bid".
I have recently, over the last 6 months, been experiencing sever pain in my elbows and shoulders in what appears to be the tendon area. I am currently on pain management for a genetic condition with my knees and am on 10mgx4 a day of Oxycodone and 15mgx2 times a day of morphine time release. Is there any way this could be causing the pain? I had minor pain before getting n pain management, but now it's almost unbearable even with the pain meds.
"I also have adhesive arachnoiditis, which doctors have described as living with the pain of cancer without the release of death." That sounds awful ! I am so happy to hear that oxycodone is working for you. And I like what you had written in your last paragraph, "you all deserve better". I have CFS and fortunate that my pain (although present every single day) is tolerable without medications.
Given his respiratory problems, isn't this a dangerous amount to be taking? He seems to think it's not a big issue. Thank you for any feedback.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of osteoarthritis of the spine and I'm told there is NO cure for this medical condition. The doctors have claimed all they can do is treat me for the pain and as of today's date, I have yet to be pain free with this problem. My PCP claims in the 30+ years he has been practicing medicine, he has never seen such a severe case of osteoarthritis as my case? I find that somewhat difficult to believe!
does anyone in the st pete/clearwater area know what pharmacy is carrying 30ng oxycodone? I am not a junkie, but take them AS PRESCRIBED for RA, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis. I take other meds, but cannot find these this month.
2 x a day for nerve pain as well. I get 10 mg. oxycodone 1 or 2 every four hours for breakthrough pain. This forum has been a life saver. Most people don't understand life with CP. I'm sick of trying to explain it and I'm sure they're sick of listening to it. I know there are people who work with me who gossip and say I'm faking it. (Like I could find someone to do 8 surgeries if I was faking!) I'd love to trade places with them for a day and see how they manage.
This pain seems to be getting worse and none of the pain killers I take does a thing for it. I take Opana ER and oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Sometimes it feels like my entire body is just aching all of the time. Its quite disappointing, as I feel soo much better after my surgery! If only I could figure out what is causing this pain. My doc also put me on 600 mg of Gabapentin 3 times per day for nerve pain.
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