Posted by kerria on January 12, 2006, at 16:22:41
You probably remember that i have really bad pain because of severe pudendal nerve entrapment and have to take pain meds. i've been taking oc for about a year, 60 mg er 3 x a day and 5mg breakthrough every four hrs as needed.
Yeasterday i picked up my meds at the pharmacy- and began taking the new tablets last night.
This new prescription looks different- it's oval, not round- and is so different. i woke up this morning in TERRIBLE pain- i always wake up in bad pain but not this severe. i could barely manage to get up and walk to make a hot drink. i don't know how i managed to sleep when it was getting so bad.
It worked but it took 35 min of hurting so badly waiting. Then the morning dose started wearing off after four hours- i took all my breakthough meds already because i Needed to- i never needed to in this short time before. i always get generic but could this new generic not be releasing correctly or be old, etc?
What should i do-? i can't take more breakthrough meds than the dr gives. i didn't get all my medicine yet, they didn't have it- it's coming in later. i hope that they can give me another brand.
It's so hard to be in pain not controlled. i was managing before and this medicine doesn't work well. It's so hard to talk to the pharmacy. i have to though. i can't manage if all these pills are like this.
How could some extended release medicine be so different and not work as well?
i need to tell the pharmacy- this is so hard:(
Thanks so much, Ed, and anyone else who may have any input.