Hello to my fellow sufferers. I am a 55 y/o man that has a C3 to C7 fusion and the pain is getting unbearable again. I have a spinal stimulator implanted but it doesn't help because the scar tissue in my neck prevents the electrodes from going up far enough to block the cervical spine pain. I take 400 mg a day of MS Contin and up to 12 mg a day of Dilaudid in pill form. I do not get much relief from the MS Contin and the 4 mg dose of Dilaudid doesn't do much at all either. I am trying to find a drug that I can ask my pain Doc for that will actually work! I have a deep ache at C-7 and shooting pain down my right arm. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
If you have been on the same regimen for several years, it might help to rotate to a new drug. Opana would probably be a good choice but like KM states, let your Dr pick what drug to go to. You can say you have heard of it and ask his opinion on it but dont ask straight out "can you put me on Opana?" Fentanyl patches might be another good choice unless you are sensitive to adhesives.
Hi, yes i agree, it probably will be a good choice. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, for a variation of issues. It is an opiate pain reliever, so be careful of the potential of addiction. I don't know the laws/rules in the US, so i would take heed in the warnings... Hopefully you will hear back from someone who has personal experience in this area/with this medication
Tell your dr you want to try the fentyanl pain patch. I have some bad nerve damage in my back and right leg and it's the only thing that has helped me. It is great. I change mine ever 48 hours instead of 72 and it works out great. No way I would go back to pills. Hope this helps you.
- Opana Information for Consumers
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