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User Reviews for MS Contin

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Chronic Pain  
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Reviews for MS Contin

Realdeal55 March 23, 2021

For Chronic Pain: “Not for me, no way, I rather take percocet or norco over MS Contin any day of my life reason being horrible nausea flushing in the face. Nah I pass”

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

For Chronic Pain: “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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Mike · Taken for 10 years or more July 18, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “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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Goshosuki407 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 27, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “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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not a drug seeker October 28, 2008

For Pain: “After years of undiagnosed Crohns, RA, AS, MS and FMS (the short list), and finally osteo related compound and non-compound fractures throughout my whole skeleton from 5 years on methotrexate - I couldn't live without morphine. I use a combination of MS Contin (SR - 60mg/8hours) and Statex (full release for breakthrough pain). My Crohn's makes me sensitive to every bad side effect of all those 'great' multi-use medicines like gabapentin and lyrica. So I'm stuck with opiate-based medicines and without them, I couldn't walk. I sleep in a recliner because of bumps on my spine and fractures in my pelvis and walk with a rolling walker. I couldn't live with my pain. I wish more people understood.”

8 / 10
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Just me · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 28, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “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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Redsouthgirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 29, 2013

For Chronic Pain: “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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Anon718 · Taken for less than 1 month January 14, 2014

For Chronic Pain: “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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Dskay211 · Taken for 10 years or more May 3, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “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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wounded horse · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2013

For Chronic Pain: “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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No help -Failed back surgeries · Taken for 10 years or more February 15, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “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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Ladybell232 May 2, 2015

For Pain: “I have had chronic, constant migraine for 40 years, complicated by Fibromyalgia which added all over body pain. After years with various short acting pain meds like Lortab and Percocet, my doctor finally tried OxyContin first (worked, but I got tolerant very quickly) and finally MS-Contin, with Percocet as my breakthrough med. My life changed immediately. I take 30mg MS 4 times per day, with up to 3 Percocet. This dosage has not changed in 15 years, and allowed me to return to work full time. I have a (relatively) normal life with occasional days that are bad. MS-Continue was not available in generic form when I started and cost a huge amount every month. Happily, it's generic now and extremely affordable. It saved my sanity.”

10 / 10
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darmorrow April 10, 2008

For Pain: “I have advanced osteoarthritis, disc degenerative disease, foraminal stenosis and central stenosis. In additon, I have had two back surgeries in the last year. I have to take a higher dosage (60mg twice a day) but it allows me to function in a reasonable manner. Without it the pain is excrutiating. Now I can exercise and move.”

8 / 10
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It's Over June 10, 2009

For Pain: “While the first 5 years of taking MS Contin seemed to be a better life, my tolerance increased to the point that I was taking nearly a gram a day (1,000 mg). The last 2 years have been spent getting off this medication, and I can assure you it was no cake-walk. I will never use this again, but as I said, when I needed it, it beat every other pain medication I tried hands down.”

8 / 10
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Bigkev · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 3, 2013

For Pain: “I experience a slipped disc years ago and after a few injections I was still in pain so I was treated with physical therapy, tramadol, OxyContin, and finally morphine. The MS Contin was a God send! I take 2-60mg MsContins a day with 4-15mg instant release for breakthrough pain. Although I only get 8-9hrs relief from a 12 hr pill. I feel 3 times a day for MsContin would keep my levels more steady, but my doc is reluctant to increase it. Sometimes I feel a little tired but the quality of my life has improved dramatically without the high drugged feeling and mood swings of other opiates.”

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

For Chronic Pain: “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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JohnnyAthens · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 16, 2015

For Chronic Pain: “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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trying to have a normal life July 12, 2008

For Pain: “I have been on this for a while and if not for the drug I would not come close to a normal life. I still hurt but this makes it manageable. The dosage has been changed twice in 8 years. Spurs, 3 bulging discs, metal, pins and screws from a previous operation. Total success until I felt I have Osteo in my whole spine. Even if they would operate, I have had the spinal shots, I would still have to take medication. It saved me from no life at all. ”

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Back_Is_A_Saddle_Again January 26, 2009

For Pain: “I had anterior lumbar fusion - implants, plates you name it, in November 2008. My third surgery - Post operation, I was sure something went wrong due to the agonizing 24/7 pain. I was taking combination of 12-14 Norcos or Percocets a day. Was shocked by how much pain pills I was burning through. My surgeon could find anything wrong. All in all, a humbling, frightening experience. Then I was prescribed MS-Contin and the agony is over. Now I'm planning to return to work. I'm walking again. My wife is weeping with joy instead of mourning. MS-Contin saved my life.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous March 2, 2012

For Pain: “I was on 50mgs methadone three times a day for over two years and had pain every day and waking up in the morning was unbearable. I was prescribed MsContin 60 mgs three times a day two days ago and the first morning I woke up, I got right up, went into the kitchen to make my tea and stopped dead in my tracks. Wait a minute, my back doesn't hurt, my body doesn't hurt, I got out of bed without cussing up a storm! This is a miracle. I can't believe it. I'm also on oxycodone 15 mgs 4 times daily for breakthrough pain. My body is now ridding of all the built up toxins from methadone including once a month bowel movements. I'm much happier now.”

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

For Chronic Pain: “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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C3_Mysterious May 21, 2009

For Pain: “I have been on this medicine, changing from 30 mg MS Contin twice a day and 60 MG at night, to 60 mg MS Contin 3 times a day, going on two weeks now. I am also still taking my 15 mg Oxycodone immediate release for breakthrough pain, taking that 5 times a day as well. All I can say is "Yay" for my doctor. I have my life back. I am working two job and also I am able to ride my bicycle now. If not for my pain management doctor treating my pain with these medicines, I wouldn't be able to do any of this. The 60 mg MS Contin works hand in hand with the oxycodone. I went from total 100 per cent days of severe pain and extreme knee cramps and locking up, to almost no pain days, totally pain free with this medicine. What a relief.”

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

For Chronic Pain: “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

For Chronic Pain: “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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Anonymous November 11, 2009

For Pain: “I have chronic lower back and leg pain. It's been over 20 years now. After several surgeries I have decided against letting another surgeon touch me. MSCONTIN is a Godsend! I sleep all night and don't wake up feeling horrible and barely able to move. The days are better too. I don't have those 8-10 level pain days anymore. I still have pain, but it's much more controlled.”

9 / 10
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living on the edge May 2, 2009

For Pain: “I have suffered for many years with AS and Degenerative Disc disease. With all the NSAIDs, Methotrexate, and pain killers I developed ulcers in my esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Thankfully my Doctor decided to switch me to Morphine because it is easier on the system. Now I take 60 mg MS Contin twice a day and 4 to 6mg Dilaudid as needed for breakthrough pain. The plus is that the ulcers have all healed and although the pain is not totally gone it is very manageable. The minus is that I have had to gradually increase my dosage over the years because your body learns to tolerate it. Adjusting to a new dose can take a little while and it causes constipation (Benifiber works great).”

9 / 10
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BayFlounder March 30, 2013

For Chronic Pain: “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

For Chronic Pain: “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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