I had really good pain control up until they changed. Now I find myself relying on my short acting breakthru meds more and more. Has anyone found a good alternative. I have tried MS Contin before but it never seemed to work as good as the old Oxy's. I am considering asking my pain doc to try it again because the new Oxy's are not working at all. I find they take too long to kick in and they just all in all seem to work less effective. I'm very frustrated!
Hi DzooBaby. MS Contin works well for me. Depending on the mg's of Oxycontin you took will help determine the right dose of MS Contin you should be on. I'm on the higher doses and it works well for me. As a matter of fact, I've been able to cut down on my breakthrough meds too. Believe me, I've been on several meds over the years and my tolerance is pretty high. But since my accident, I've found the MS Contin does work well. If you care to disclose what mg's oxy you were on and for how long, and the mg's of MS Contin prescribed, it might help in determining the correct dosage of Morphine you should be on. There's a specific conversion chart you can refer to. Good luck on getting your pain under control. I know how frustrating this can be!!
I am going to attempt to answer your question as honestly as possible, I too, have been on oxycontin I was changed because I had problems that most people don't have then I was on a visit to my doctors office and she informed me that Oxycontin had been changed of course I asked why I was told that some people on the streets melt the old version and use it IV (I guess drug users) when they did the old form caused them to get a high so they took whatever component that is in it out and the original pharmaceutical company is manufacturing it, the doctor told me that many Chronic pain patients were having problems with it not working as quickly or lasting as long I too have multiple problems with opiates currently on Dilaudid it is short acting and I use it every 3 hours but there again I can't tolerate MS Contin, Duragesic, etc I hear your frustration and believe me I understand it's like finding a needle in a haystack but I wish you all the very best
G,Day DzooBaby Do you know when they changed the Tablets here in Australia they used to come in packs of 20 Tablets now they cut back to 28 tab,s trying to save more money Hey.
The drug Company would go broke if they found a Cure for all our Pain and other problems all they do is give us relief so we have to keep coming back for more medication it,s not in there interest to find a cure for our problems What do you guys Think ??
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