Hi! I'm shocked at how many people are getting pain relief from this medicine. I had surgery 3 months ago (triple laminectomy) which failed and now I'm in severe pain in my left buttocks and left leg. I was on MS Contin ER for 1 month and 2 weeks ago I went in for a new EMG which showed several abnormalities in the nerves especially at L5. My new Myleogram and CT scan show a debris at the L5 area that is loose and pressing on the nerve. I can not have a second surgery right now and must put it off for a few month. When I went for the EMG 2 weeks ago the doctor felt I was in too much pain during the test and said that the Opana would work better. I went from 30mg 3 times a day on the MS Contin ER and the OPana was only 5mg 2 times daily. I was worried the dose was too low because I read where it is almost 3 times stronger but going from 90 mg daily to only 10mg daily iwould mean that the Opana is 9 times stronger. I decided to try it and I felt like I took nothing at all and was in so much pain all I could do was cry for 2 days. She then told me to double it and take 10mg twice daily. Helped just a little but I'm still in so much pain so yesterday she switched it 10mg 3 times daily. Again a little better but I'm still at a constant 5-6 pain level. Am I just being a baby? Is my dose too low? Does this medicine just not work for some people? Does anyone take this for nerve pain? I read somewhere the morphine products don't always work well on pain associated with a pinched nerve. I need help, I have too many kids counting on me but my life feels worthless these last three months especially!
i too suffer from chronic pain, my dr has me on percocer 10/325, i take 32.5 mg 4 times a day and am on a new taper schedule trying to get myself off of all these pain meds. its so addicting, and most of the time, im taking it to keep from having withdrawls. i hear that opana is stronger then morpine. some meds work better for me, like for instance my dr gave me oxycontin, which is pure oxy with out the tylenol, and dilaudid 4 mg, by mouth. as strong and stronger as they are , the percocet is what works for me. hope this helps and i hope you get better, hang in there and keep comming to the family here at dc
More than likely that is a bone chip that is loose 7 embedding itself in you nerve root. You really need to have that taken care of sooner rather than later before it causes permanent damage to that nerve supply your leg etc... I had this same problem & was told after my second surgery to clean up from the first one that I would need this done every 10 years because of scar tissue etc... Well I had kids to raise, had to work & so on so put it off for 14 years & then was told it was so built up in scar tissue that no one would touch it as it would put me in a wheel chair. So today I live on pain pills. Please reconsider & get this taken care of ASAP! Hope this helps...
- Opana ER Information for Consumers
- Opana ER Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Opana ER (detailed)
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