Rather than upping the dosage of the breakthrough med, (I would like to cut back on those, quit all together) I have heard horror stories about rapid release pain meds. I know the damage they do, and have been on them too long already, but I need a stronger ER pain med before I can cut back/quit the RR meds. I know there are lots out there,appreciate your input and what meds may have worked for you. Currently taking 30mg MS Contin 2 X daily. I'm having additional surgery after vertebrates heal. They're about half way there. I know each person has different levels of tolerance and reactions. I'm awake at 1am, 4am, 7am. with so much pain. End up in tears most nights. I'm usually a strong person, but this I can not handle! The only doctor I see is my surgeon. Is he able to prescribe any type of pain med?
6 Apr 2010
You are on a very low dose of morphine. Definitely try and get this dosage raised to at least 100mgs bid. Once you are at the right dosage then break thru pain is rarely needed. When you see people on a sustained release opiate and they are taking break thru every 3-4 hours then they would be complaining to their doctors that they are still in constant pain. That is why you want to get on a high sustained release so that you're not popping shit percocet of something like it every 3 hours.
I always suspect abuse when someone who is taking break thru meds everyday and I don't understand why their doctors don't up the sustained release.
So I doubt you should have a problem getting a raise as you want pain relief and not the high.
As you know , after a couple years that high that addicts like myself craved is gone and will never return.
Anyway, I'm off subject here, you need to tell your prescribing doctor that the sustained release you are taking is kinda working but if you had a increase you think it would have a much better effect. Most people try and get more break thru which throws a red flag in the doctors face. This is the proper way to get your pain relief... Good luck... Dave
6 Apr 2010
hi chrisi, ask your doc about kadian its ms like your on now.i was on 100mg am & 100mg pm.worked for me for about 2 Years then i went up 200mg am & 200 pm.was on that for another 2 years.but in the end nothing was working. and i was too afraid to go the methadone route. but it is the cheepest med that is strong. and u can go up till u can cut out brake through meds. and take it till u say enough.
7 Apr 2010
Yes he can perscribe a better and stronger med if not go to pain management,methasdone works good because once the levels in the drug peak it will last 24-36 hoursand actiq lollipops for breakthrough pain they are so strong they are perscribed in micrograms not milligrams.Everybody who used script doctors ruined oxycontin ER which is an excellent drug if taken as perscribed,not sniffed.If you are in pain tell your md how bad it is tell the md its unbearable and he might up your morphine.Nobody should live in pain but doctord do not wanna give you a strong narcotic because people were selling them and ruined it for people who need it.Good Luck and remember to tell your md your still in pain,because nobody should be in pain but I hear its hard to get a decent painkiller.
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