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I have tried Gabapentin, Lyrica, Morphine IR, Dilaudid, Vicodin HP, Tylenol #4, Motrin 800mg, Relafen, Prednisone, and several others without any relief. Only (2) Percocet 10/325 and then later (2) Oxycodone 15mg take the edge off. I have not been able to switch to another drug as a substitute. My doctor wanted to switch me and then go back, but we could not find another drug that works. I have not tried fentanyl, which would probably work, but I'm affraid with screwing with a drug that strong. So, my options are limited and I either suffer with pain or become more medicated and dependent to Oxycodone. I feel no withdrawal symptoms after 5 days cold turkey, so I probably have no issues today. I was thinking I need a few weeks away from it to reduce tolerance but theres no way I can go that long. I suffer very bad without the medication and get virtually no sleep. What is your understanding of nerve pain and the time to heal. Do you agree it is a slow process and could be over a year an my doctor and hand therapist both tell me? What is your personal experience?