For 5 years I've been taking 65mg oxycodone/day originally for a cerivical disc issue, but started having more frequent leg and lower back pain for the past year. My Dr decided Ive been taking the meds for too long, its probably hurting more than helping to cut me down to 40mg.
Before, 20mg in the morning 15mg every 6 hours after. Ive been having more pain lately, but the pain relied was consistent.
This 10mg/every 6 hours feels much weaker, doesn't make a noticeable difference sometimes, and never works over 3.5 hours, agony the 2 hours before each next dose , no change from this cycle for 8 days. It feels like a huge difference not 65 to 40mg. Feels like everyday the pain is slightly worse.I skip a day once in a while if need a surplus. the pain sucks, but if Im having a better day and lay on the floor motionless, its bearable. Otherwise I feel tired and clammy, nothing like the withdrawal horror stories Ive read about. Maybe 24hours isnt long enough?