... general all over pain for two years. Started out on 20mg uped to 40mg while taking Radiation and 20mg was not doing much good. Since the change to this new OP drug I am not getting same relief, more side effects and really need to know what would be next for me. If I continue having this much pain, as not before the change, I feel like giving up period. I have been told OxyContin was the best Cancer Medicine you could take and that we (cancer patients) will suffer the most because of the new OP will not work on my pain as it has been. I told my Oncologist, with no answer in site so turning to people in this position as I am. Maybe not Cancer but Chronic Pain and not a Cure for my Cancer, so Chemo and pain relief all I have. Chemo is working to hold Cancer from spreading, but OxyContin not working like it use to. I am Blessed to have already have 2yrs and was dealing with this, but with this constant pain, is this the way I will have to live? I am very Religious and have prayed a lot along with the tears and stress, what else is there for me? Thank you in advance for any and all concern and any suggestions to talk with my Oncologist?
I'm so sorry to hear about your dilemma. If you click on my picture, look up the questions I asked, you will find Purdue Pharma's Official Statement regarding the reformulated OP. Since Perdue holds the patent until 2013, oxycontin is available only in the OP. I've heard many people switched to Opana with much success. Also there is Fentora you might be able to discuss with your doctor. There is oxy available in a "lollipop" form that works faster and is very effective in pain control. Please have a long talk with your doc about this reformulated OP. So many people are having problems with the new version. My best wishes and PLEASE discuss an alternative with your oncologist.
My best wishes,
I am sorry for your situation I will pray for you that God heals you remember by his stripes you are healed amen. maybe you should ask your doctor for Mscontin? and then have some break through pain medication such as percocet? MS Contin is a brand of a time-released formulation of morphine sulfate, usually taken every twelve hours for chronic pain. MS Contin is a trademark of Purdue Pharma.
It is available in tablet and liquid formulas in doses of 15mg, 20mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg and 200mg. Due to its strength, it is typically prescribed to cancer patients and victims of severe but non-cognitive-damaging trauma. it is a cousin to oxycontin and I've heard it works very well takecare and godbless add me as your friend and ill add you as my friend I dont know what your going through because ive never had cancer but I am here to talk if you need me
My boyfriend suffers from CRPS & after his second surgery when the oxy wasn't working they sent him home on Fentanyl patches. They helped him tremendously, he didnt stay on them long just about a month after the surgery then went back on oxy. He is now weaning off oxy & he is just going to try non-narcotics to treat the pain. My father also had cancer and when his cancer got really bad they put him on Fentanyl to help him with the pain and it also helped him very much. You may want to talk to your doctor about it. It is a very strong drug but it sounds like your going thru a lot right now and that may be something to consider. Hope this helps. If u ever need to talk u can send me an email. God bless.
I have very good news for you if you have a Walgreens Drug Store at your access. The manufacturer of the old style Oxycontin, Purdue Pharm, acquired Ethex Manufacturers to distribute the OC's for them. It's being marketed in generic form as Oxycodone ER in 80 mg & 40 mg only, but unfortunately only Walgreens is carrying this brand name. Let me warn you though, pretty much every pharmacy is very hesitant to give any information what so ever concerning Schedule II medications over the phone, unless they know you due to the rash of daytime robberies not too long ago looking for, you got it, Oxycontin!! There's one more company that distributes the 20 mg only, called Apotex. As far as I know once again, Walgreens only carries this. You must completely trust & believe me when I tell you, IT REALLY IS EXACTLY THE SAME MEDICATION.
It's says OC on one side & 80 on the other, is the same exact color & same size. It will begin to melt in your mouth, if for some reason you can't swallow it immediately, so that alone tells me they ARE NOT the OP's. The OP's gave me horrible stomach pains with worsened constipation. Worse of all (I'll swear on a mountain of Bibles, too!!) those darn things passed completely through my intestinal tract & on out completely whole, without dissolving at all. Now you tell me, how can a medication perform its duty if it can't break apart to let the chemicals do what they're suppose to do? Recently I read they've discovered yet another dangerous side effect from them. If you have a damaged liver, etc.,be careful because whatever they have used for the reformulation to make it abuse resistant, has the possibility of causing further or additional problems or damage.
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Your Doctor Lied to you. Oxycontin was a good drug until they changed the formulation to the OP mess they are selling now. Ask your Doctor for Opana 40mg ER(oxymorphone) its stronger than oxycontin and easier to find. they also make a 10mg tablet for breakthrough pain. If that doesn't work ask for fentnyl it is 50 times stronger than both drugs I have spoke of. it comes in trans dermal form which is unpredictable and deadly. It comes in lolipop form all u have to do is use it like a sucker you would give a child. when the pain goes away,put it back in its container. This is the best advise I can give you. Much luck, fight the good fight!!!
God bless u and ur family threw ur hard time I've been threw vike percocet oc 20 40 80 and still had my ir 15 then I got my life bck with methadone it save my existence I don't walk with a cane anymore I can run around with my 3 year old try tht and for instant releif 10 325 percocet and the ops can go to hell wit ur cancer lol an hang in thare the other nice part once the methadone saterates ur bones n muscles u don't need it all the time
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