medication strength after surgery / *for chronic pain >
i have had two surgeries for Degenrative disk disease / oct. 2001 - oct. 2003 .
*1st. time - operated from the back on L 4,5 - S 1 / insert full hardware - fuse . *was given short term meds
short acting 05 / 325 Oxycodone & Oxycontin 20mg long acting 3 times a day to help with chronic pain level .
its never helped any better than level #4 for pain .
my question is - *is the level of pain medication *strength i take now ... on the high side , or low side ?
i keep hearing about Cymbalta for chronic pain , but its side effects are really something to deal with .
i try to keep active as can ... but this condition i have is so limiting to what i can do to move about . when iv'e
gone to the doctor-s , *rarely to ask about the possibility of a stronger med , it goes nowhere . MRI was done
recently ... orthopedic specialist said "everything looks great"... *as can be . he felt a stronger strength med
wouldnt make a difference ? so basically said *to live with it . iv'e heard that before .
anyone else having better luck with a brand other than what i am taking ? its been so long , i am afraid
the strength i take is not working very well .