User Reviews for MS Contin

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Review by MommaDragan (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I was in a really bad car wreck in which I had temporary paralysis due to C3 and C4 fractures and was in a halo for almost 4 months. I would have never survived physical therapy and everyday movement with out this medication.

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January 16, 2014 12:58 AM

Review by Anon718 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I suffer from severe pelvic and abdominal adhesions and severe pelvic pain as a result. It was from a combination of several surgeries, GI issues, endometriosis, bleeding ovarian cysts etc. I am going to be 30 this year and the condition has robbed me of most of my twenties. For years I have tried Percocet, Dilaudid, Lortab, oxycodone, dihydrocodeine, injections in my nerves, Lyrica, topimarate. They only work for a short time and then I have to pretty much live my life around my pain medicine schedule. Then after my last 2 surgeries, the pain got better and was slightly okay with Lortab but not good enough. I started MS Contin 15mg twice a day last week and I have been virtually pain free. I even forget to take the second dose sometimes.

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January 14, 2014 3:51 PM

Review by HurtsSoyoung:

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8.0

For Pain: Took my pain from a 9 to a 2! Lasts all day and rarely have to take my break through pain medication. I have ADHD, Chronic Pain, Panic Attack Disorder. MS Contin, 180 twice a day Oxycodone IR, 30mg every four hours 6mg when required of Xanax IR Adderall, 30mg IR twice a day

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January 8, 2014 4:51 AM

Review by JGM (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Chronic Pain: Great results!

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November 29, 2013 2:02 PM

Review by Redsouthgirl (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, bulging discs, nerve damage in both hands, both knees "going out" and bursitis in both hips and I'm only 28 years old. I have been on Lortabs 10/500 and Oxycodone 20mg for years, but they never lasted long enough for my chronic pain. So my doctor tried me on MS Contin 100mg 2 x daily and then Lortab 10/325 for breakthrough pain. WOW, what a difference that was, my pain was more under controlled and I was getting more sleep and was able to do some of the things I used to enjoy.

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September 29, 2013 3:31 PM

Review by John0505 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

For Chronic Pain: I was prescribed 60 mg MSContin twice a day switching from the 50mcg/hr fentanyl patch because of side effects problems and the fact it only works for the first two days. I was diagnosed with fairly severe osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease, last year at the age of 26. After wearing the patch for a few months my natural pain tolerance nearly vanished. Now taking this MS-Contin feels like taking aspirin or a small ER/CR hydrocodone dose.

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August 31, 2013 1:46 AM

Review by wounded horse (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Chronic Pain: My fabulous pain management Dr. Just put me on 30mg twice a day I have been taking this dose for a week now, I'm also taking Norco-10/325 up to eight a day and Soma 350mg. I have been taking these medicines for several years now. I have relief from taking the Norco and Soma but it just didn't seem to last as long, would wake up in the middle of the night hurting real bad, but seems like since the Dr has put me on this MS-Contin 30mg twice daily has really helped with constant relief, God bless my Dr. No side effects so far.

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August 26, 2013 5:53 AM

Review by Sarah 17 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

For Chronic Pain: I am taking this for my chronic pain, along with Hydrocodone 15mg x 4 daily for breakthrough pain. These seem to work well for me but I end up sleeping A LOT because of them.

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July 15, 2013 4:08 AM

Review by jamieleec:

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: Having severe chronic neck pain from an accident. Ms-Contin works great to help me live my day to day life easier.

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June 27, 2013 12:40 PM

Review by p funk:

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: I take 100mg 2 TIMES A DAY and IT HELPS MY PAIN BUT I TAKE SOMETHING FOR BREAK THROUGH pain. It works for me but I would start at a lower dose & stay at a lower dose as long as I could.

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June 16, 2013 8:44 PM

Review by jay-c:

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10

For Chronic Pain: I was taking upwards of 10-10/325 Percocets a day and still having knee pain that would prevent me from getting up in the morning, I suffer from chronic patella dislocation among several other knee issues. Taking 60mg MSContin 3 times a day is a God send. I'm down to 2-3 Percocet for the break through pain but the MSContin has helped me get through the day and be able to play with my son. I thank my doctor and pharmacist every month.

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June 11, 2013 9:43 PM

Review by BayFlounder:

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9.0

For Chronic Pain: After years of just plain Percocet 10/325, Ms-Contin is a miracle. I can actually feel like a human being again. I've had C3, 4 & 5 fused. C1 & 2 are in bad shape and they are scared to perform any more surgery. My left rotator cuff is "gone" and irreparable. Rothman Institute said it will only get worse, nothing more can be done. Right rotator cuff is not as bad, still have 2 surviving (barely) tendons. Both knees are destroyed and will soon need replaced. Ms-Contin with 10mg Oxycodone 3 x daily for breakthrough pain have given me my life back again, (as much as possible.)

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March 30, 2013 6:54 AM

Review by cutter17 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: I had a spinal stroke 8 months ago, spinal cord infarction, that has left me in a wheelchair, and around the clock pain. I begin taking Ms Contin in December, 15mg 2x a day, along with Tramadol, Lyrica, and Percocet 10/325. I was able to cut way back on the Percocet and Tramadol once I begin the morphine, and have been able to continue so until the middle of March. My pain is not responding as well since my tolerance has obviously increased. I have talked to my doctor about this and am going to go up to 30mg twice daily beginning in April. Morphine has allowed me to pretty much cut out two pain medications while providing a more consistent pain relief.

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March 29, 2013 10:03 PM

Review by Dennis myers:

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10

For Chronic Pain: It gave me my life back. I can work, do things with my kids pain free.

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February 28, 2013 2:18 AM

Review by piggpenn:

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10

For Chronic Pain: 60mg 2x a day after 3 surgeries has allowed me to live a normal life. Also enables me to work a very physical job. Its great

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February 12, 2013 12:34 PM

Review by Bigkev (taken for 2 to 5 years):

For Pain: I experience a slipped disc years ago and after a few injections I was still in pain so I was treated with physical therapy, tramadol, OxyContin, and finally morphine. The MS Contin was a God send! I take 2-60mg MsContins a day with 4-15mg instant release for breakthrough pain. Although I only get 8-9hrs relief from a 12 hr pill. I feel 3 times a day for MsContin would keep my levels more steady, but my doc is reluctant to increase it. Sometimes I feel a little tired but the quality of my life has improved dramatically without the high drugged feeling and mood swings of other opiates.

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February 3, 2013 3:06 PM

Review by jenny93308 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Chronic Pain: Wonder pill for me. I suffer with back pain and this really helps me get through the day.

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January 22, 2013 3:42 PM

Review by MBAVEC (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I have spinal stenosis, two herniated lumbar discs (inoperable due to location and prior surgery). This medicine allows me at least to get out of bed on most days, and use either my quad cane or walker.

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November 2, 2012 1:22 PM

Review by bigfoot1 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Chronic Pain: Stops the pain.

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October 18, 2012 2:55 AM

Review by remedy4 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Chronic Pain: MsContin is great for pain. I recommend this to anyone who has adhesions in your intestines, or anywhere you have scarring inside your body from surgery's.

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August 27, 2012 10:20 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

For Chronic Pain: Minimal side effect under 60mg twice daily. Few interactions with other medication.

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August 16, 2012 9:40 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Pain: I was on 50mgs methadone three times a day for over two years and had pain every day and waking up in the morning was unbearable. I was prescribed MsContin 60 mgs three times a day two days ago and the first morning I woke up, I got right up, went into the kitchen to make my tea and stopped dead in my tracks. Wait a minute, my back doesn't hurt, my body doesn't hurt, I got out of bed without cussing up a storm! This is a miracle. I can't believe it. I'm also on oxycodone 15 mgs 4 times daily for breakthrough pain. My body is now ridding of all the built up toxins from methadone including once a month bowel movements. I'm much happier now.

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March 2, 2012 4:54 PM

Review by OutlawATV:

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10

For Pain: I am a self-employed landscaper who relies on my body to make an income. After taking many types of medicines for the chronic pain in my lower back MS Contin 60 mg has been by far the most effective. I have been able to work now on this medicine with very little side effect. What I like the most is only taking one pill every 12 hours. I can concentrate more on my life/work and less on the amount of pills I need in a day.

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September 30, 2011 11:55 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Pain: I have muscle atrophy and have been taking MS Contin for about a year now. I started taking 15mg in the morning and 15mg in the afternoon. That stopped working. So we went to 30mg in the morning and 15mg in the afternoon. That stopped working so now I just started taking 30mg twice a day and so far it's working. I have a lot of pain but we will see how long this dose works for. I think it has a lot of side effects as well. But I couldn't live without it.

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May 16, 2011 2:07 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Pain: MS-Contin was good at relieving pain not as strong as Oxycontin which I was used to. They are different and I read in a 2007 Physicians desk reference guide that they are 45-55% or more absorbed by the human body where Oxycodone was 60-85% absorbed in the human body. Also made me more tired than Oxycodone. Secondly, though both medications made me tired it seemed like the MS Contin made me more tired and lethargic than Oxycontin.

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March 1, 2011 3:10 PM

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