Tercero the Nucynta doesn't really help much for the pain but that's what the Dilaudid is for. The purpose of the change from Oxy and Avinza was that the withdrawal
from them was horrible and it frightened me to think something could happen where I didn't get to the Doctor for an appointment, or the pharmacy might be out (that's happened before), or they were lost or stolen ... what would I do?
Doctor said there was less possibility of withdrawal symptoms and they were less harmful to the body, so he switched everything. During the transition there were some mild withdrawal but it only lasted three weeks. A little diarrhea and anxiety is a cake-walk-in-the-park compared to full blown withdrawal from Oxy and Morphine
. The new stuff doesn't work as well as the Ox and Morph did in the beginning, but they weren't helping at all by the time I switched because the tolerance was too high anyway.
I'd have to say that if the Oxy is still working for them and they can't live with a little more pain then stick to the hard stuff. But if they aren't working for them anyway they might as well make the switch and put up with mild withdrawal because the Dilaudid does work (just enough) and it's much less harmful to the body and organs. I feel better than I have in years, a little more pain for not feeling like sh!t all the time was a good trade.
Burning Pain added 4 Minutes and 38 Seconds later...
Oh forgot .... the Nucynta helps even everything out. It does a good job of letting me only use the Dilaudid for breakthrough pain rather than taking just to prevent withdrawal. It's nice knowing you don't HAVE to take the hard stuff until you really need it instead of taking it just to take it.
Know what I mean?