Yes, the sr is long lasting, sr means slow release. As for the oxycodone, no, it is not strong enough, but I can't get them to understand that, so I am stuck. I think the dilaudid would be better? I had one after surgery once, it really worked! It would be perfect for those moments when I hit the floor in pain!
Oh yes, the methadone, and morphine are both sr's, I don't know if they come in ir's??? I was injected morphine when my appendix went wild on me. I would think that is the only way to get immediate relief? I don't think I could handle injecting myself, over and over???
If you have already tried the pt and no relief, ask your doctor what to do next? If he doesn't have any ideas, you need to ask him to set you up an appointment with a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon will have an M.R.I. done, and determine from there, the best course of action for you.
I've been on methadone S.R. and morphine S.R., plus the oxycodone I.R. for breakthrough pain. You could just call and see if your prescribing doctor will take a phone appointment, so to speak? Calling would be cheaper than going there. If he doesn't, then I think you are gong to have to talk to him about this concern.
There are other long lasting pain meds out there, I only named two, but you get the idea. Just ask your doctor, or you could ask the nurse, or receptionist what the best course of action would be???
I sure would hate to be an addict!!! I once had my P.M.D. forget to call in my script. One day after being out, the withdrawl pain was intense! I called the doctors office, only to be told she was gone for another three days. I went to the V.A. hospital to see what, if anything, could be done for me?
Let me tell you, this was a battle of wills!!! I was physically sick, as anyone who looked at me could tell. The nurses would do nothing. So, I told them that if they cannot find me another P.M.D. that could get me my script, I was gonna raise some hell. About five minutes later, here comes this doctor. He was not happy with me, I told him the feeling was mutual. He said the best he could do, was to give me a script of three days worth, then I would have to see my doctor. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I told him. I went to the Pharmacy and picked it up, and took one dose right then!!! Twenty minutes later, I was fine as paint once again.
I know the feeling of physical dependence I can tell you!!!
I would never, ever want to be addicted to these things, you know???
I know you are in the hospital today, but you can read this when you return to us!!!
I agree with Beth, there are many different opioids out there, that can be used to treat chronic pain. I started with Methadone, once I got up there in dosage, and tollerence, the doctor switched me to Morphine slow release, and continued with the oxycodone for break through.
To be honest, I can't really tell any difference between the two? That's why I think Beth is right. It depends on your tollerence, and the possible side effects. Which one is best for you? That is what you and your doctor must find out through trial and error. Hopefully no error, right?
Well, I was going to answer, but I got beat by Beth. She is right, the er is not for treating chronic pain. It sounds like you need something stronger when you have these episodes? Try and get your physical dr. to prescribe something stronger for when you have them. Its worth a try, right?
I wonder if surgery on your back may be in order, now?
Best of luck to you!!! And please keep us informed!
The very first thing you should have done, was to see your family doctor!!! A chiro is fine, but not when its your back that is in pain. Always see a doctor first, in case its a pinched nerve, and a chiro may make it worse.
Since you are a weight lifter, it could be a cracked disc? Or, it may even be (God Forbid) a herniated disc?