My brother is on oxycontin for pain medication. I believe at this time he is addicted and I also believe that his pain level does not warrant oxycontin. Everyone assumes that because the cancer has spread that he needs this medicine. At one time he did, got palliative radiation and that greatly reduced his pain level He is on Xtandi now and it is working so far. Let me add that he does not want tylenol, nsaids, pain patches or anything of that ilk; he just wants oxycontin and when he can get it, oxycodone.
I would love to hear from anyone who has avoided opiates for pain relief, and what they use instead. Thanks,