I've never been prescribed Oxy (are we talking about Rush Limbaugh's drug of choice...,Both my husband and I have had kidney stones....the difference in how it was treated was frustrating. Years back, I took mr. g'bag to the ER, I was positive he was having a kidney stone attack.....my Dad had the same thing a few years earlier.....and as soon as we rolled him in, nurses and doctors and orderlies were running to the drug cabinet to bring him a shot of demerol.. He is a big strong man, (he really was in agony) so they relieved his pain in minutes. A few years later when he brought me to the ER for the same thing, suddenly, it was slow your roll, hey, you have a fever, we can't give you anything until we figure out whats going on...So it was almost 24 hours before they gave me something for pain.
Seriously, I don't want to rely on pain meds to get thru the day...but there are times when it would really help...for short periods of time.