This is a great site, isn't it!
I feel blessed that I found it too.
I had an interesting experiment last week after cracking my head open. The ER doctor prescribed 10 pills of Oxycodone 5 mg. That worked pretty well. I went for a follow up with my PCP on Tuesday and she gave me 5 mg. hydrocodone- didn't work as well. Thankfully, the pain wasn't nearly as bad as it was in the beginning. I honestly didn't know there was a difference. I think one is percocet vs. vicoden, right?
Frankly, neither of them completely took away the pain- just kind of took the edge off.
I have a hereditary liver disease which causes flare-ups and a lot of pain. The pain med my gastro gives me is Dilaudid
, which is a pretty hefty pain med and does the trick. Thankfully, I have to take it only 1 or 2x a year for a few days.
I'm THANKFUL that I don't have ongoing pain, and I feel so bad for you and the folks on the board that do. It is so draining to be in pain- I can't imagine not getting relief.
I'm glad you've joined us!