So I've been diagnosed with MPNST and I am usually in pain. Before seeing a pain specialist, I've been getting my medication from my PCP/radiologist before a pain management doctor. They usually gave me Percocet 5/325mg. Recently I've been given Methadone 5mg (Dolophoine). The pain doctor told me I should only take percocet if I really need it. The Methadone doesn't seem to work or at least work well.
Percocet seems to work much better but isn't percocet and methadone the same opioid dose? Just one has Tylenol and the other doesn't. Did my pain specialist doctor give me a placebo. I pretty much found out today that the methadone doesn't work with really bad back pain or really bad pain in general. When I take the percoet, I usually only need 1 (doesn't get rid of all the pain, but it keeps it at a level where I'm not squirming in bed (unable to sleep cause of pain) and walking lean/hunched over with rabid breathing even when doing nothing.
The whole story:
When I had surgery, they gave me oxycodone which worked well enough for physical therapy (had spinal canal stenosis and tumor removal from lung surgery). At that time I toke 2, 5 mg oxycodone pills. When I left the hospital I toke 1, 5mg and eventually stopped. About a 2-3 months later I under went radiation therapy and I started feeling pain again. I went back to oxycodone for the duration of the treatment. After the treatment I was in pain still so the hospital suggest I get percocet and I should get it form my PCP as well as see a pain specialist. It also seems that soft tissue tumors are growing in my lower back which causes back aches and pain. I also have another on top of my left rib cage which is noticeable and its reddish right now and hurts to touch (pretty much it hurts when alittle pressure is applied. . .plus the reddishness means its a burse and its not going away). The pain specialist game me both methadone 5mg and percocet.
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Edited by CalusBlade, 21 October 2017 - 11:39 PM.