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Thread: Alternatives to oxycodone for chronic pain

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    Question Alternatives to oxycodone for chronic pain

    After years of living with this injury, I eventually broke down after multiple kidney infections and started to utilize opiates maintain function. I've been able to categorize my 7 different types of pain.

    I need to find an alternative to the mentioned medication due to the risk of theft. My primary care physician will not write prior authorizations - despite multiple requests.

    Does anyone have a list of similar medications that do not have the same stigma or street value ( I've had to fire helpers) ?

    Tapentadol
    Zohydro ER
    Exalgo
    Hydromorphone ( I found this to affect my breathing ? so it's off my list)
    Opana
    Fentanyl (patch was not effective and produced serious cognitive side effects)

    Thoughts when able?

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    tramadol

    Could you get a lock box for your meds, if that is the issue?

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    Aka ultram. Second the recommendation.
    Works well but nearly zero street value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Aka ultram. Second the recommendation.
    Works well but nearly zero street value.
    I've tried this medication without long-term benefits. It was helpful for a week.

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    What dose/how often?

    Are you also on a good dose of a nerve pain medication (eg. gabapentin, nortriptyline, Cymbalta)?

    Why not lock up your oxy?

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    What about a wall safe with a keypad?

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    I take a combo Tramadol/Lyrica. I'm lucky, this is all I need to function along with exercise. One week may have not been long enough to feel the positive effects.
    I was prescribed Tram, along with Lyrica. I didn't want anything so I took the Lyrica, and left the Tram in my safe. I had a extra long day, and decided to try a tramadol, really didn't feel much different. To make a boring story short, I learned over time that the combo worked better than either alone. These meds don't seem to help with the shocks though.

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