... on Morphene and increased the dose to match. My pain has increassed and I can't feel it at all, What is wrong? I have even cut pills in half and no diff. Why did Oxycontin work so well but Morphine not at all?
I am a cronic pain suffer, I used to take the generic Oxycontin but thats gone away and my Dr put me
Added 12 Aug 2009:
I would like to thank all who responded. To answer your questions I was taking 240mg of oxycodone ( the generic for oxycontin ), 3X80mg CR Tab every eight hours, and with a small amount of break through 30mg IR oxycodone when needed my pain was controlled wonderfully and my life was great, I could do things again. Now, with the law suite from Perdu Pharma all the generic CR oxycodone has gone away and I was switched to 400mg of Morphine Sulfate ( 2X200mg CR Tab ) every eight hours, with the same break through med.
My pain scale has gone from a 4 to 7.5/8 all the time, and I can't feel the pain med at all anymore. All I have is pain with no control it seems. My Dr. will not write for Methadone he said he doesn't feel it's a stable drug. My formulary with my ins is pretty limited. Could it be that my liver just doesn't metabolize Morphine as well as Oxycodone?
And if thats the case, what can I do? This has lasted for over a year, my life sucks again, not sure how long I can take it.
All our bodies work and respond different to different medicines. As for the medicine we only know 10% of what a drug can do.
You said "My pain has increassed and I can't feel it at all, What is wrong?" Do you mean there is no more pain? or do you mean you can not feel the medicine working? If you are looking for the body to now feel the new medicine working, maybe it is not working for you.
If the medicine is not working at all, call your doctor and maybe he/she can go a different route. Maybe Suboxone may work better. But you need to realize that the doctor may not had gone that route as he/she does not have the special DEA license to prescribe it. If so go to NAABT.org and find a doctor that has that special license so you can get Suboxone.
Hope everything works out for you
For one I need to know what mg of OC you were on,and second what mg Morphine you were put on. Contary to what the other poster said Suboxone is not really even a "pain medication" it is used to treat people coming off opiate addiction,and the doctor would need a special DEA permit toveven prescribe it. But with Methadone all the doctor has to do is write "for pain" but I know from experence that morphine is much stronger than OC, so unless he calculated the conversion wrong,or was just being safe because of the difference in strenth I would explain that the dose your on now isn't working and to up the dosage. But as the other poster said when you "don't feel it" do you mean the pain or the medication and your still in pain?
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