Hi guys. I have tested my meds over the last four days and found that 60mg of OxyContin keeps my pain at a level that is ok. I'm not pain free and if I do any tasks around my home, it's painful and I often need 20mg instant release oxycodone on top to cope with any flare ups and then get back in bed.
This is far from a regular life but I'm just grateful to be out of agony! I thank you all for your support while I struggle to cope.
My hope is this is just a period of crisis that will settle down. When this all started 3 years ago, the pain was like this. My MRI was normal and a year of physio didn't help much. The pain was under control for a good two years. The last year has been harder and now I'm at this place.
Day five update: the 60mg is keeping me stable but is not enough for me to get on with daily tasks. I can't stand in one place for long and I'm even scared to chuck out my garbage!
Have any of you had a severe flare up that has lasted 4-6 weeks?
UPDATE: 8 weeks later. This was not a flare up. It has become my new pain level.