... 40mg.of M S Contin.Question.Is this the same pain power as Hydrocodene.Because after I take the MS Contin 3 hours later the pain is back and twice as bad as before I took it.Is this really helping me???
MS Contin is a much better pain killer then hydrocodone. Sustained release morphine works better because once you have a stable serum level it works constantly rather then a couple hours like hydrocodone or oxycodone ect. So it will take your body a few weeks to get used to the morphine but it is a much better drug then the relatively weak hydrocodone which really should only be used for a couple weeks as it has a low tolerance level. Give yourself time to adjust to the new drug. Believe me it is a much safer drug and longer lasting painkiller...
I currently take 10 mgs of Oxycontin three times a day (which I am building a tolerance to and needs to be increased). Because I no longer have health care coverage, I'll need to switch back to morphine sulfate ER. But I also have breakthrough pain, even though it's strong medication, there's always a time when the pain is bad enough that you need something that will work quickly. I agree that you need to give the morphine time but also stay on some sort of regimen with your Norco for breakthrough pain.
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