I apologize if there's already a thread on this topic, but I'm still having a difficult time navigating this new format. I've tried the search fields, but it's not directing me to a common thread.
Anyway, I'm having a BAD pain day. Bone mets basically everywhere in my chest cavity. RIBS especially, sacrum, etc.
I'm on OxyContin ER (I think 25mg)every 12 hours, Oxycodone as needed during the day. I woke up in excruciating pain this am. I am 3 days post chemo and it felt like every bone in my chest was inflamed and bruised. Like I was in a car accident. I got it managed after OxyC and a regular oxys. but by 2 I was so tired. Tried napping, but the ribs started hurting SO bad! I took 3 oxys (btw I have a HIGH tolerance to opiods) and its at a dull roar right now.
Besides my venting, I'm wondering how you all with bone mets manage pain. I hate to ask for an increase in dosage as I'm just at the beginning stage of this fight. What if I take too much now, and pain could get worse, if God forbid, nearing end stage nothing would help? Anyone know what I'm saying here? I'm kind of rambling, but I know you guys get it.
Feedback would REALLY be appreciated. Peace and comfort to us all ❤️