What is the "average" prescibed dose of oxycontin for managing daily, chronic pain in adults? I realize it would vary by the person, the type of pain, and the amount of pain.
I've been prescribed 30 mg every 12 hrs prn, however, I experience a lot of break threw pain well before my next dose. Do most people take it every 12 hrs? Years ago, I was on it, but I taking it more frequently at a lower dose along w/ Percocet for break thru pain.
I'm with a new doctor (yeah). I'm interested in knowing how often other people are taking this and if it works well for them. I think I've tried just about everything! Is this the best long acting narcotic, for most, with the least amount of side affects?
I think I may gave gained weight while taking oxycontin years back. Then again, maybe it wasn't the medicine, just the junk I was stuffing in my face and lack of exercise! =(
Better a bigger butt than bigger pain!
Thanks for any input/advice