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    Garrick is offline New Member
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    Question ms contin vs methadone

    Im taking 30 mgs of ms contin 3times a day and want to change to methadone 10mgs but how many of those will it take to compare to the ms contin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrick View Post
    Im taking 30 mgs of ms contin 3times a day and want to change to methadone 10mgs but how many of those will it take to compare to the ms contin?
    Do you people give answers to ?s or what?

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    We do, but many of us work, so be patient and don't expect an answer in 9 minutes.
    Methadone is 11 times stronger then morphine, so about 3mgs would be equal.
    I would only recommend methadone as the last choice option, and only if you plan on staying on it for the rest of your life, you need to read up on it before you make a decision to switch.

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    100% free of all narcotics, while minimizing your withdrawl symptoms to nothing or almost nothing

    Bull! Sure if you're anesthetized you won't experience withdrawal symptoms, but you make it sound like you wake up 9 hours later symptom free, which is misleading. Even after 24 hours (as your spammed site claims) withdrawal symptoms will not be "nothing or almost nothing" while narcotic free, I'll bet my sweet ass you would have to put the patient on Buprenorphine, which is an opioid, hence narcotic. That's THE only way anyone would walk out without withdrawal symptoms. Conveniently located in beautiful Las Vegas, maybe you can hit a casino on the way out and recoup the $9800 you just gam.bled away at your hack clinic. Get out.
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    Learn how to spell withdrawal, Oxycontin, and Methadone.
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    Default Talk to your specialist or your GP -- it may not be right for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Garrick View Post
    Im taking 30 mgs of ms contin 3times a day and want to change to methadone 10mgs but how many of those will it take to compare to the ms contin?
    Talk to your specialist or your GP -- it may not be right for you. Then again, it might.

    Not helping, am I?

    Well, the two drugs work differently, indeed, very differently and methadone should only be considered, IMO, if your pain is intolerable--after giving all other options a try.

    I have anecdotal evidence from patients who say (I'm paraphrasing, of course) that they "feel like the way that I feel junkies must feel, if you know what I mean, after using methadone that I never felt with the ms-contin". Or, "I go through a mini withdrawal every single morning", or "terrible headaches".

    By the same token, I also hear patients tell me they feel "less pain for longer", or "no more ringing in my ears".

    You are going to "max out" on either of them, raise dosages, then hit a line again. It is the intrinsic "gotcha" with all opiates and opioids.

    The problem with both medications is that are a management strategy that has to be part of a conscientiously applied program of care. Plus -- and this is critical -- if you can move, move. Be careful, but keeping as active as your circumstances permit is the key not only to recovery (which I am assuming is not even the remotest possibility, like, after years and years of trying or you wouldn't be asking about methadone (and if you haven't tried to live with chronic, severe, disabling pain for years and years on ms-contin, well, it would be kind of an insult to those that have).

    What's also true of both is that the cyclical nature of dosage levels over time span to saturation and a ketamine infusion is the only thing to "reboot" you brain, clearing out the receptors that get filled with these alkaloids, building up resistance to their benefits while working up a serious addiction. If you haven't had a ketamine infusion, talk to your Doctor about it.

    My personal experience has been a horror story and I will not color this response any further than I already probably have.

    Listen to your Doctor and, more, comprehend them. Read. Find a Rabbi.

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