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User Reviews for MS Contin to treat Chronic Pain

MS Contin has an average rating of 7.9 out of 10 from a total of 44 ratings for the treatment of Chronic Pain. 68% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 9% reported a negative effect.

MS Contin Rating Summary

7.9/10 average rating

44 ratings from 52 user reviews.

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Reviews for MS Contin

Goshosuki407 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 27, 2019

“Am 50 yrs old in the last 10 years I've had 8 surgeries. I had venus stasis disease on both legs 2 years in total hospitalized and rehab for movement was in a wheelchair for 1 year after was so bad last surgery doctor team told my wife at the time that I have an 80% chance of never walking again. I made it through on oxycodone 90mg IR every 6hrs around the clock, it basically got me into trouble. Long story short I quit the oxy went to pain patch fentanyl..umm that doctor stopped it and took me off no warning. So found my old doctor he put me on the 30mg MS contin I take 1 every 10 hrs ..I know some on here say it doesn't work but I would not be able to do anything without it. It has made what life I do have more worth living ..I thank God for my doctor and God for letting be able to walk again!!”

10 / 10
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Mike · Taken for 10 years or more July 18, 2020

“I am 61 and I have had six back operations and the fourth worked until I got broadsided on my way home and the seat belts ripped my fusion apart. Two 16 hour operations failed chronic pain was really bad to the point of going insane with the pain. I started with my pain doctor in 1996 and did everything he asked of me and the oral medication allowed me to be kinda human and yes I take 100mgs 60mgs mscontin every 8 hours and 4 15mgs msir and I can be almost a human being. This medication saved my life including my fantastic pain doctor who listens to me and I am very grateful for him and his staff and I would never abuse my meds and each month I bring them to my appt so they can count them strange yes but if you don't abuse them then there is no problem”

9 / 10
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Redsouthgirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 29, 2013

“I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, bulging discs, nerve damage in both hands, both knees "going out" and bursitis in both hips and I'm only 28 years old. I have been on Lortabs 10/500 and Oxycodone 20mg for years, but they never lasted long enough for my chronic pain. So my doctor tried me on MS Contin 100mg 2 x daily and then Lortab 10/325 for breakthrough pain. WOW, what a difference that was, my pain was more under controlled and I was getting more sleep and was able to do some of the things I used to enjoy.”

10 / 10
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Just me · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 28, 2019

“I'm 25 years old and have a very long story of how I ended up injured but I have tried everything from you over the counter medications to now the extended release morphine and for the fist time in my life since I was hurt I feel like my self again the only time there is pain is if I had slept in too long or the hour leading up to my next dose. Over all I went from 24 hour round the clock feeling like a bug that was just squished, to only ever having to deal with maybe 3-5 hours of pain a day and it never gets to the point where I'm shaking and crying scared thinking of living that way for the rest of my life. It has helped me be a part of my family again and pulled me out of a deep, deep depression thinking I was just done and useless. I couldn't encourage you more if you know your severely in pain to take about it with your pain specialist.”

9 / 10
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Anon718 · Taken for less than 1 month January 14, 2014

“I suffer from severe pelvic and abdominal adhesions and severe pelvic pain as a result. It was from a combination of several surgeries, GI issues, endometriosis, bleeding ovarian cysts etc. I am going to be 30 this year and the condition has robbed me of most of my twenties. For years I have tried Percocet, Dilaudid, Lortab, oxycodone, dihydrocodeine, injections in my nerves, Lyrica, topimarate. They only work for a short time and then I have to pretty much live my life around my pain medicine schedule. Then after my last 2 surgeries, the pain got better and was slightly okay with Lortab but not good enough. I started MS Contin 15mg twice a day last week and I have been virtually pain free. I even forget to take the second dose sometimes.”

10 / 10
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No help -Failed back surgeries · Taken for 10 years or more February 15, 2016

“I find it nearly impossible to see how MS contin 30 is equivalent to 20mg of oxycodone. In comparison, they are night and day different. The MScontin hardly does a thing at all! The oxycodone helped much, much more. Two of my back doctors took me off it because others abuse it. Seems the doctor's care more about junkies that chronic pain patients.”

2 / 10
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wounded horse · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2013

“My fabulous pain management Dr. Just put me on 30mg twice a day I have been taking this dose for a week now, I'm also taking Norco-10/325 up to eight a day and Soma 350mg. I have been taking these medicines for several years now. I have relief from taking the Norco and Soma but it just didn't seem to last as long, would wake up in the middle of the night hurting real bad, but seems like since the Dr has put me on this MS-Contin 30mg twice daily has really helped with constant relief, God bless my Dr. No side effects so far.”

10 / 10
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Dskay211 · Taken for 10 years or more May 3, 2018

“I can’t get through the day without it. While I used to take 200mg/day I’ve been cut back to the 90mg/day & find that while not loving it I can still manage. MSContin (& my breakthrough med which is also morphine based) is the only med that allows me to function & remain clear headed. I do experience some bowel motion problems so I take generic stool softener every day with meals & takes care of that. I’d recommend this to anyone with severe & constant, chronic pain.”

10 / 10
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Ekkostar · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 8, 2016

“I have been a long term sufferer of chronic pain from Fibromyalgia, DDD, Scoliosis, Sciatica, Arthritis, Migraines and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 1992.,. After starting out with the over the counter meds, then moving to prescription Motrin, Day trip, Rendering, and numerous anti depressants, my doctor began prescribing Vicodin 5/500. At first they worked, but after 3months, nothing! So I went back to my doctor and told him. He then proceeded to put me on 7.5/750, again they worked for me no longer after 3 months. To make a long story short, I am now and have been on MS Contin, 60mg x two times a day and 100mg at bedtime. For my break-thru pain I am on Oxycodone 30mg x two. I'm here to say that I have a life once again!”

5 / 10
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RD · Taken for 10 years or more October 20, 2020

“I was on a lot of pain medications but found myself on three 60mg Morphines and four 15 mg Oxycodone up until my doctor of 10 years moved when I was forced tapered down to 90mgs a day of Morphine. I was booted out of my pain place and tracked down my former doc, and he force tapered me down to 45mgs a day of Morphine no breakthrough medicines. In the midwest, we are being forced down to 45mgs a day or 45MME.”

8 / 10
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JohnnyAthens · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 16, 2015

“This medication gave me my life back! I'm 20, been dealing with chronic testicular and pelvic pain from a sports injury (I tore a muscle in my pelvis which radiates pain to the scrotum). I can't begin to describe how wonderful MS Contin works for my pain. I was on OxyContin 30 mg twice a day and it provided no relief. It was also outrageously expensive. My pain doctor switched me to MS Contin 30 mg twice a day and it's been a Godsend and a lifesaver! It brings my pain down from an 8/10 to a 4/10 and lower! I can now function throughout the day, work, go out places, and spend time with friends. It's affordable, no side effects, and it even gives me a lift!”

10 / 10
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StephanieAlice · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 5, 2014

“This medication was a life saver in the fact that it returned my quality of life back to me. I was on this medication for over 5 years at 30mg twice daily; never needed an increase in dosage. What I loved most about this medication was that it was a great pain reliever without the typical "high" feeling of opiates. When insurance didn't cover the medication, I was able to find it at a hospital (Non profit) pharmacy for around $30/month. The only downside to this medication is coming off of it. I came off of it when I was pregnant and felt withdrawals for the longest I've ever felt withdrawals from an opiate. The next time I came off of it, I quit cold turkey, which reduced withdrawal time in half.”

7 / 10
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MommaDragan · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 16, 2014

“I was in a really bad car wreck in which I had temporary paralysis due to C3 and C4 fractures and was in a halo for almost 4 months. I would have never survived physical therapy and everyday movement with out this medication.”

10 / 10
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Rio Verde guy · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 15, 2014

“Taking MS Contin 30mg four times a day for over five years. I use 4mg Hydromorphone for immediate release, breakthrough pain when and if needed. Usually (if needed) the Hydromorphone dose required is about 8 mg. Because I am taking these medicines for a serious back injury in which I suffered 3 crushed vertebra, occasionally the pain gets out of control. Usually after ill-advised physical activity at a level beyond that which I am accustomed to. At those times it often requires the MS Contin and a dose of Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) to bring the pain back to a controlled level. When taking MS Contin and Hydromorphone together, there is a period of drowsiness that passes in about 1/2 hour. I just make sure I am not driving or out and about if such a dose is needed.”

9 / 10
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BayFlounder March 30, 2013

“After years of just plain Percocet 10/325, Ms-Contin is a miracle. I can actually feel like a human being again. I've had C3, 4 & 5 fused. C1 & 2 are in bad shape and they are scared to perform any more surgery. My left rotator cuff is "gone" and irreparable. Rothman Institute said it will only get worse, nothing more can be done. Right rotator cuff is not as bad, still have 2 surviving (barely) tendons. Both knees are destroyed and will soon need replaced. Ms-Contin with 10mg Oxycodone 3 x daily for breakthrough pain have given me my life back again, (as much as possible.)”

9 / 10
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Tannen June 3, 2016

“It is unbelieveable. I have hurt so badly and for so long., Finally I got a caring Doctor that actually listened to me. He spent about 45 minutes talking to me. I have had a spinal fusion and both hips replaced. The discs above and below the fusion are going bad I found a doctor that prescribed the MS and I am almost pain free. I am afraid to take a deep breath. It has been so long since I could do the most ordinary things like push the grocery cart and walk up an incline. I think this drug is wonderful. I haven't had the up and down ride you get with hydrocodone,”

10 / 10
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cutter17 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 29, 2013

“I had a spinal stroke 8 months ago, spinal cord infarction, that has left me in a wheelchair, and around the clock pain. I begin taking Ms Contin in December, 15mg 2x a day, along with Tramadol, Lyrica, and Percocet 10/325. I was able to cut way back on the Percocet and Tramadol once I begin the morphine, and have been able to continue so until the middle of March. My pain is not responding as well since my tolerance has obviously increased. I have talked to my doctor about this and am going to go up to 30mg twice daily beginning in April. Morphine has allowed me to pretty much cut out two pain medications while providing a more consistent pain relief.”

8 / 10
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jay-c June 11, 2013

“I was taking upwards of 10-10/325 Percocets a day and still having knee pain that would prevent me from getting up in the morning, I suffer from chronic patella dislocation among several other knee issues. Taking 60mg MSContin 3 times a day is a God send. I'm down to 2-3 Percocet for the break through pain but the MSContin has helped me get through the day and be able to play with my son. I thank my doctor and pharmacist every month.”

10 / 10
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Dee5336 March 22, 2015

“Had been on time release OxyContin, 20 mg., 2x daily for 2.5 years for severe neuropathy and arthritis in both feet. But insurance changed and had to switch to MS Contin's generic, Morphine ER, 30mg., twice a day. Was dubious this would be as effective as OxyContin, but has worked like a charm! Been on it for a year now, same dosage. Before time-release pain meds, I was in SO much pain. Now, I'm nearly pain free and its given me my life back. I can't do too much strenuous walking, but can do things like run errands or take my daughter to the mall. I'm in the process of talking to my dr. about something for breakthrough pain, which hits when I overdo it, or sometimes around the 10 hour mark, and have 2 hours to wait.”

8 / 10
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SpiritSeer622 · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 30, 2015

“Very good medication (as they go) for chronic,intractable back pain. Works well with NSAIDs to keep pain at a tolerable level, without frequent dose changing. Needs to have a breakthrough med with it. Fast acting morphine a good choice.”

9 / 10
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John0505 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 31, 2013

“I was prescribed 60 mg MSContin twice a day switching from the 50mcg/hr fentanyl patch because of side effects problems and the fact it only works for the first two days. I was diagnosed with fairly severe osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease, last year at the age of 26. After wearing the patch for a few months my natural pain tolerance nearly vanished. Now taking this MS-Contin feels like taking aspirin or a small ER/CR hydrocodone dose. ”

5 / 10
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Yendo · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 21, 2016

“I take it for chronic back & foot pain. I had been taking OxyContin ER, but insurance isn't covering that anymore. I am not a fan of short-acting meds, trying to stay on top of pain with them. MS Contin seems to be working only slightly less effectively as the OxyContin ER. More dry mouth, less sedating tho. Both seem about equal on other side effects. I'm happy with it!”

8 / 10
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JerseyGirl1980 April 8, 2015

“MS Contin 200mg x2 am/ 2pm, Allows me to function more than without it. I'm actually out of the bed more than before I started. I don't get the highs & lows of taking short acting pain meds around the clock. I get a steady release of pain control. Of course I have breakthrough dilauid 8mg tabs as needed. I have Chronic Pain, multiple Lumbar Spine Fusions, Cervical Spine Compression ( all levels) Currently advised to get total Cervical Fusion, but didn't get medical approval for surgery. This medicine is a life preserver!”

10 / 10
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BLACKDRAGON January 19, 2017

“I had tried all the short term meds; like hydrocodone, oxycodone, ect. Over half my back and neck, the pads in between the vertebra are crushed or not there at at. My Dr. Put me on 60mg MS CONTIN 4 TIMES, on a 24 hour period. With hydrocodone as a break through, short term med. l need not say I rarely touch the hydrocodone. Sometimes I only take 2 or 3 MS CONTIN A DAY. MS CONTIN 60mg is the best long term for me, thank GOD FOR 60mg MORPHINE,, PAIN FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

10 / 10
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WV GAL · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 3, 2017

“I have osteoarthritis from head to toe. At a visit my Reumatoligist stated I had reached a point where I needed more help than she could provide & wanted me to go to a pain clinic--I had never heard of them. I began going there, they took several vials of blood. They wrote a script for 10mg of oxycodone for up to 4 a day. When I returned in 30 days. After reviewing my labs, they also wanted me to take Ms Contin,, 15mg morn & night. Was told I would not feel the effect for about 2 weeks. I was about to give up, but one morning got up & realized, wow my pain was down. Since I have pain medicine in my system 24 hours a day, plus can take my Oxycodone as needed, my pain is much more controlled. I know I will never be pain free, but its ok.”

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