I have several questions for everyone here. I have been reading the posts here for a while and posted a while back but forgot my username.
I am 27 year old Male American living in Asia. Two years ago I was hit by a van while crossing the street. It shattered my right hip and fractured my lower back. I don't have any back problems but the hip pain is getting worse. We already know that I need a hip replacement but due to my young age they are reluctant to do the replacement.
I started on Oxycontin 10 mg once per day and have gradually increased to 20mg trice a day and have been there for about 6 or 7 months. It is now loosing its effectiveness and the pain is getting almost unbearable especially in the middle of the day. I don't ever expect to be pain free but I do hope to be able to be able to live my life. I walk with the aid of a cane which I am fine with. I need to do something to fix this. My current PM doctor moved so next week I am meeting with a new doctor. What should I do?
Instead of upping the dose is there any recommendations of another medication I should request? I have read a lot about fentanyl transdermal patches. Could this be a good solution? The convenience of a 3 day trans dermal patch seems really nice. I would appreciate any advice anyone can give.
Thank you in advance