... I have never had trouble with any type of pain medication. Just got out of Surgery on Wednesday,I take the norco 10/325 for the break out pain But this new oxycontin is not working for me.I see my PMD tomorrow and i need some advice on what i should ask for for the long term pain. Would this drug i hear about opana be worth trying or Dilaudid maybe? i also wanted to get away from the norco because of the acetaminophen. so would percocet work for the really bad break through pain? I have really been hurting,I just had my left shoulder operated on and i have barely recovered from the second surgery on my right shoulder.Naturally i am using my right arm a lot more since my left side is in a sling.I am usually not a complainer but this new oxycontin does more harm than good.Sometimes i don't even think that the medicine is absorbed,aside from the other bad reactions I'm having from it.Is this happening to anyone else? If so what are you doing about it? Right now I'm just screwed because my surgeon can't give me anything because i have signed a contract with my PMD.Don't get me wrong my PMD is really Good,It's Just that because of the freaking addicts,who have messed everything up for all of us,I probably could have got this problem fixed with a phone call.So back to the big question ,What should try that will come the closest to the relief i should be getting from the oxycontin? And which drug would be the best substitute for the norco.I am really hurting and could really use some good advice. Thanks everyone. You guys are like family to me. It is so nice to be able to talk to people who have been there. Jeffery D
13 Mar 2011
Hi Jeffrey D,
You are not alone, many people that are on OxyContin are now quite ill. It is causing major tummy issues for many.
Perhaps a switch to MS Contin? I am no expert on pain meds, but have heard good things about MS Contin.
Opana might be a good one as well. You should get loads of answers to your query soon. Hope you are feeling better, and hang in there!
13 Mar 2011
Sorry to hear you are having problems with the oxy OP. You are not alone on that one. You mentioned both Opana and Dilaudid as possibilites which I agree are worth asking the doctor. The Percocet contains oxycodone with acetominophen, so if you are wanting to stay away from the acetominophen then not an option. Really though, the acetominophen is nothing to be concerned about as long as you only take it as prescribed and you don't have any problems with your liver or kidneys.
I suspect your doctor would go for the Percocet quicker then the Opana or Dilaudid. It is oxycodone just like the Oxycontin op. So it would be comparable as far as pain relief goes. Sweet lemon mentioned MS Contin which is morphine sulfate, I am not sure but don't think the doctor will prescribe for post surgery pain. So I think the best bet is the Percocet.
Wishing you the very best and keep us posted,
13 Mar 2011
Good Luck to you. My husband had a complete shoulder replacement, so I know a little bit about that type of pain. I noticed that you listed Provigil among your meds. I took that, then switched to Nuvigil, because it was cheaper for me. Funny how the pharmacies never seem to tell you that there are alternative meds at lower prices... Mary
14 Mar 2011
Dilaudid comes in a long acting and also comes in a short acting tablet I was on this before the medicine I am on now, I caught a fall 6 weeks ago and so I had been on the Dilaudid long enough unril it was no longer effective, at first when I was put on Dilaudid I experienced some itching and a headache but with time those went away, I was able to use Hyrdrocodone and also Percocet for breakthrogh, not together but the Norco got to where it didn't work so I was able to use Percocet 10/325, MS Contin was a problem for me, It was terribly constipating, it took 16 pills of softners in to order to get the constipation problem taken care of, I am currently on Opana 40mg. 1-2 tablets every 8 hours as needed, it seems to work fine, the one thing I can tell you is that what works for one person doesn't always for another person, I wish you the very best of luck!!
14 Mar 2011
what about a pain patch?i know u have post op pain but if i understand u r also a chronic pain suffer!i am on the fentanyl pain patch 75mcg and they have lower and higher doses !i also get 3 5mg of perc's a day and i have fentanyl citrate for really bad break through pain!
11 Aug 2013
I take opana er 10 mg 2 times daily and 80 mg of oxycontin and it has worked better than anything I have ever tried. It does not work alone well because of such a slow release , maybe the higher mgs work better, but i am very happy with how both work together so well . It also does not make me sleepy or feel strange. I would talk to my doctor about this. One thing is make sure your opana er is covered by your coverage it is expensive.
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