Oxycontin for osteoarthritis

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thnx Trudie, i hurt so bad because of cervical spine osteoarthritis, this was my reason for overdose, i have been told their is no op available. It's to dangerous.....lol......there are no painkillers available.....lmfao......and i'm losing the use of my arms, i mean......WTF !..........oh and i cant get cannabis on private prescription cos it is so dear over here.....£264....FFS!....for something that lasts less than 2 weeks.......i know i'm whining but chronic pain makes u do that.....
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I have been in a pain management program for 4 years. I have taken 20 mg Oxycontin three times a day and also 10 mg Loritab three times a day. I received a letter last week where they informed me they were dismissing me from the program. Well that left me with what medications I had left in my bottles to try to wean myself off of them. Now is the time and I am really scared of what is going to happen, I don't think it will be good.
I advised some folks I correspond with on addiction issues never to take a single oxycontin even if legitimately prescribed for pain. I went through two rehabs in the 80's for drugs and alcohol and have spend about 18 of the past 23 years clean and sober. Nothing has kicked my but like this stuff, which I did almost as a lark. Today, I just got so depressed at being continually sick and down, and I did get some relief tonight. I'll pay for it tomorrow, assuming I don't cheat again.
My husband has been taking Oxycontin 10mg for a couple of months now. They are now wanting him to change to Methadone10mg. Is it safe to change? How long should he wait between his last Oxycontin and his first Methadone?
I know that recently he has been taking around 560 mg of Oxycontin every 12 hours. 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.
I'm sure everyone has an opinion, and this is a juicy topic for a public forum. I take tramadol -200 mg daily for chronic pain management. I have osteoarthritis in six cervical vertebrae, and without management the pain is incapacitating. I prefer Tramadol because of the reduced/nonexistent side effects. It stops the pain, and allows me to function- no "high". I am also prescribed one half Endocet up to twice daily for severe flair-ups.
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.
i am on 80mg oxycontin for chronic pain. Will i be able to get off it when my back is healed? My family has scared me into thinking about the damage I am doing to my body and the pain I will have to endure coming off the meds when I am finally healed of my back problems. I am taking the meds as the doctor subscribed and for medical issues, pain, only. I dont understand why people have to make others feel so guilty for having to take medication so they do not have to life with chronic pain.
Heather, you can always pay for meds privately but they are costly. Even a low dose of generic oxycontin will likely cost $45 or more for a 30 day supply. Just my personal opinion but maybe you need to think about finding a better pain management doctor instead of a better narcotic. You never mentioned what type of pain you are trying to relieve. If it's nerve pain from MS, I don't think the narcotics are ever going to do 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. If something isn't working well, call and ask about a switch or an increase; just don't do it without the doctor knowing.
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 also took Darvocet and there is nothing else for my pain except the real strong stuff and I am trying to hold off as long as I can before I would take those, I have osteoarthritis in my joints, I need a hip replacement and I have osteoarthritis in my back also, I dont know what to take for pain.
A year ago he put me on Norco to help with the joint pain, I have severe osteoarthritis and it has been a lifesaver for me. I am 54 years old and the last thing I'm concerned about is addiction. I take the Norco when needed only. But it helps me to be able to function on a daily basis. My question for the doctor is: why do we as chronic pain patients have to suffer because of those who take pain meds for recreation?
I currently take 1 30mg oxycontin 2x a day and norco for breakthrough pain. I used to just take the norco but as anyone who has been on opoids knows you build a tolerance to these meds. I just switched to the oxycontin 2 weeks ago and I am ok with it but the side effects suck. I get headaches and am constipated all the time. (but I guess that has helped with my IBS some right!?!?!?) My doc is awsome and really listens to me. I do my research and bring it to him.
I've seen a pdoc and was given an rx for oxycontin in March..also steroid injections to both hips..this and the meds did give me alot of relief but just for awhile, now the pain is worse, I am due to return in sept. for more injections and an increase in meds so will see where that takes me. I'm afraid of oxycontin and tolerance issues...from March to July (when pain increased) thats a pretty darn short interval between some pain control to worse...isn't it? What ru taking for presc. meds?
It seems to be working a bit better than the oxycontin, but I am a little anxious about being on it. I also take Cymbalta 60 mg. 2 x a day for nerve pain. I also thought it would help a bit with the depression, but I haven't really seen that. I take Ambien 10 mg. as needed for sleep. I don't like taking it but if I've been having a rough time, I will. No sleep seems to make everything worse. I take Clonidine .1 mg. 2 x a day for nerve pain as well. I get 10 mg.
I have, over the past month completely withdrawn from Oxycontin neo. (had been on 60mg/day for about 12yrs). I have severe FMS/CFS and osteoarthritis (2 knees replacements and full skeletal involvement), as well as most of the illnesses under the FMS umbrella. I was dx with IBS when I was 28 and am now 52. I went through a treatment 10 years ago for high levels of that gut bacteria (sorry..cant remember the name) which contributes to Gastric reflux disease. Have that as well.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I'm sorry I haven't replied to you sooner. I didn't receive any notification on this. I just happened to look at my posts & saw there were 2 answers. I got an emergency appt with a GP at my clinic. He did a thorough check and luckily said it's not pleurisy, but a severe chest infection. He also said the pains I was experiencing can be caused by this & refer to my shoulder (left one) & travel down nerve pathways or something like that.
But they sure ordered the PET scans (for my lungs, I smoke). The PETS have always been good. Then this past October, I had severe pain in my back (thoracic). My oncologist ordered plain old xrays and they concluded it was osteoarthritis. Ten days later I was in the ER with sever cramps from the middle of my back to my ribs. The ER doctor did an IVP of my kidneys. He found kidney stones, bladder infection, and oh by the way, cancer on my spine!
I was put on oxycontin for pain (with no help at least at the dose I am on) and given a cortisone injection in the bursa...this helped immensely for a bt 5 weeks than the hip and thigh pain started slowly returning after a lapse of approx 3 months my pain is WORSE than it was originally.....a NSAID helps somewhat but was told by my pain specialist NOT to take these, but when in pain I do what I can even with the risks...
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.
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is a condition where the increased use of opiates, like Oxycontin and hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain. Essentially, people will increase the amount of painkillers they are taking as their discomfort continues to escalate, but the added medication can actually make their pain worse.
My doctor just put me on a new med, opana er 10mg to take twice a day, they say its twice as strong as oxycontin. I also take norco 10/325 for b/t pain 1-2 q4h prn. I was just wondering if anyone else has taken this opana and what you think?
I know that the benzodiazepines fell out of favor in the 1980s, but there was a marked trend in the NYC area towards prescribing them once again in the mid- to late-1990s and beyond (for some reason, alprazolam became the BZD of choice for most physicians). I DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE THE CARE I CURRENTLY RECEIVE BY OFFENDING MY G.P. However, I need an upward titration of the oxycodone in order to cut back on the number of OxyNorm 10 mg and OxyNorm 20 mg capsules I have been taking.
Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone. Although not completely surprised, I was appalled to find out that many of these patients developed a dependency to the drug after they were given a prescription for a very small injury. In my opinion, most of the responsibility lays with the medical professionals, not with the patient.
We’ve treated thousands of patients for dependency to painkillers over the past 13 years, and one of the concerns I hear most frequently is how quickly and unexpectedly our patients found themselves unable to stop taking the medication. Unfortunately, that physical dependnecy and craving leads people to feel unwarranted shame, and they’ll often put off seeking treatment for fear of telling their loved ones.
Its dt, DDD and osteoarthritis of the spine and hips. I am taking 10mg oxycontin x2 daily...it does help with the lower back pain but NO help with the nerve pain. I find that celebrex a cox-2 inhibitor helps alot....so therefor there must be alot of inflamation in the hips also cortisone injections do help but only for a short time and my pain doc tells me NOT to use the celebrex d/t heart stoke possible complications... Does a vast increase in oxycontin work?
Deramaxx is a cox-II inhibitor like human Celebrex that worked the best for my dogs with osteoarthritis and one with hip dysplasia. Rimadyl is cheaper and worked fine for early symptoms but once they reached 10 or 11 years of age it just wasn't as effective. Tramadol (Ultram) is a pseudo-narcotic that can be used for pain in dogs. It's mild enough that most vets don't have a problem dispensing it for home use. You won't know until you ask your vet.
Recently, I was written up at work for 'forgetting' things. I have to admit that recently my memory has been scary at best. I noticed that I forgot really important dates and I have gone from brain farts to brainless. I have chronic pain. If I was unable to take my pain pills I would not be able to work, I would not be able to focus on anything except my pain.
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