sorry to read your story - im 37, but in a similar situation as yours… ive been one painkillers for almost 7-8 years now from a back injury. mine, although not as severe as yours, was bad in some ways because it wasnt “bad enough” to warrant corrective surgery. ANYWAY - painkillers basically cost me almost everything i care about. im still high functioning, in the sense i can get up and goto work everyday, but it cost me the only relationship i ever really cared about, and most of my social life, and most of whatever drive i use to have. i was always very active, and now i cant be bothered to do anything aside from what i need to. so im sorry you are going through this
first thing - you need to spend some time on some painkiller forums. there is a lot of good info floating round there. i was at one time taking a few hundered mg’s of morphine sulfate each day - and it wasnt until i read other peoples horror stories of failed surgeries and from people that were bed ridden that i realized i was taking more pain killers than they were… its VERY easy to let the dosage get away from you, esp with oxycotin because its pretty short acting (only about 6hrs i think) i took those for only a few months and i felt like a drug addict cause it seemed i was constantly taking pills all day. morphine sulfate lasts about 10 hours i think, so i felt more comfortable with that for a few years…
second, i hope you have a good pain management dr, as im not really sure why you be taking BOTH oxycotin and oxycodone because as far as i know, they are basically the same things. every side effect you have listed is due to these pain killers, id hate to tell you but theres really no easy way around it without getting off them, weening down to a low dose, or at least switching back and forth to different meds which for now anyway, might be your best choice. ive been on testosterone replacement for about 10 months and while my levels were very low at the start, i felt great for like the first month of starting, and even now when my levels are 1000, or 800 i still dont feel like myself. if you havent been there yet, you may experience this a lot while starting and stopping different things. i would feel great for a while, until my body gets use to whatever the new trick is, and then slowly things go right back to where i started.
i would definitely advise doing some research on your dosage. snoop around and see what other people are taking on forums and see if things make sense for you as its very easy to take too much and let your dosage get away from you. understand that addiction and dependency are 2 completely different things, because you will see a lot of stuff posted from people taking these drugs recreationally and not because of injuries.
if you feel that your life is really suffering where you are right now, and trust me i know what thats like - i would first suggest trying to cut your dose as much as possible because people say that oxy is not one of the worst drugs to ween down from. after you get yourself down, IF you can - talk to your pain dr, or find a different pain dr that works with suboxone or subutex to treat pain… switching to this made a HUGE and IMMEDIATE difference in my life - for probably a year or so until it caught up with me. this drug works different that others and my life and sex drive came crashing back in a matter of days or weeks. although its technically only approved as use for treating addiction issues, it has been used as long term pain management for like 20 years in europe. its VERY powerful, long lasting and comes in a film form. its a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. bupe is the actual painkiller, and the naloxone is a blocker that wont allow any other opiate based painkillers to have any effect when taken. another option is butrans - also buprenorphine but without the naloxone , which is a slow release patch worn weekly but im not sure your dose is low enough yet to consider - but ask your dr… another thing to ask about is a drug called Gralise - which i just started taking myself. its non-narcotic, originally used to treat nerve pain for people suffering from shingles, but is now being used to treat pain. you can also try epidoral - branch block injections, or a radio frequency branch block procedure ( i forgot the clinical name - but i tried all of these things)
right now, im taking a 10 microgram butrans patch and 1200mg of Gralise once daily. im hoping to be able to come off the butrans all together by weening down some more, but im not making any promises to myself as ive come so far in last 2 years. my side effects have lessened ALOT by weening and switching meds, and the Test is helping me feel a bit better and look better also - i go for injections every week and use Androgel and HCG. if you are looking to go for T - replacement which you should - i would suggest looking for a dr that specializes in this, or a sports dr that does it instead of an endo…
i had no idea my post would be so long, and honestly i didnt read all the posts on this thread - but i hope something in mine can help you… i just joined this forum myself. good luck.