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Have you tried the extended release formula for Dilaudid? A new extended release formulation (OROSĀ®) of Hydromorphone is available and I believe it is more afforable than the Fentanyl. Here is link about the medication... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697506/ I wish you the best of luck. With today's economy we have to get what we can afford.
I have noticed that since I started extended release morphine for DDD/Lumbar radiculopathy that the morphine stiffens my muscles and I have read that as a potential side effect. This aspect can be frustrating as it brings on pain. If I take 1 mg of valium at night with my nighttime morphine dose, I don't wake up as stiff but over time I feel the stiffness coming back despite the valium added at night. Has anyone else experienced this?
Flexeril is a more immediate thing, the Norflex is ER which is extended release so it supposed to last longer...for me, it didn't work...I stuck with flexeril! Hope this helps!
Flexeril 10mg - take 1/2 to 1 tablet at bedtime Vicodin 5/500 tab - take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed I've taken a Vicodin which seems to be helping, allowing me to do orders this evening. Hopefully the combination will also help me to sleep better as well.
Amrix is the extended release version of flexeril, which is a muscle relaxer rather than an opiate pain medication. I've had flexeril in the past before and after orthopedic surgeries and it did help with the pain from muscle spasms. Glad to hear you were able to talk to your doctor like two rational adults. Very refreshing!
I presume you know that Amrix is the extended release of form of cyclobenzaprine which is better know as Flexeril. It is a muscle relaxer. I have not taken Amrix but I have taken Flexeril periodically in the past and initially when diagnosed with SIJ Dysfunction about 6 years ago. I tried unsuccessfully to adjust to the medication. It made me drowsy. Than I began taking it only in the evenings and upon waking I had a "hang over" feeling.
you may want to ask your doctor about an extended release medication. there are many different kinds. Talk to your pharmacist about the medications your on and find out if there are any indications of interactions. Also speak with your doctor about your pain medication options as I said an extended release formula will work better for you. Keep us updated and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Since insurance would not approve the extended release flexeril, I had to stay with the generic and was told BY MY DOC to take 2 tabs 3 times daily for the spasms. I am also prescribed Dilaudid (2 mg. up to 4 times per day), but I don't use more than 1 per day now....pain is not so bad...just the spasms -- especially after PT!!!
if your prescription has been to take the full 50mg a day of Oxycodone for more than a few months and you take this every single day...then it seems very appropriate to move to Oxycontin or another ER (extended release) meds. I use MSContin as my ER med and OxyIR 5mg for my breakthrough pain. I aggravated my herniations back in July when I lifted a suitcase the wrong way so I can empathize. Anyway...I hope that this flare gets better soon for you or that you can meet with your Dr.
Anywhere from a month to three months (I'm not sure about treating tremors). If its not an extended release capsule, you may also find that you need to divide the dose, and take it 4 times per day. I use and extended release capsule, and even then, my doctor recommended taking it twice per day. When I was using the regular capsules, there was a very noticeable effect at the end of each dose. Just someting to consider and discuss with your Doctor. Hope this helps.
I tell her i have taking so long they dont work the same ineed something else or something. She gives me amix- which i flexeril extended release. My eyes are welled up with tears because after finding out I have Lyme Disease, Have to have Hysterectomy because of pain im in and she want to cut my meds by 60 pills. I already have a problem making 180 last because i usually cant sleep so im up for 2 or 3 days then sleep for 8 hrs.
I am in pain all the time and the Oxycontins extended release helped a lot. Then I started taking more and more. Now I've run out two weeks early and have decided that this is my time to quit. I would rather have the pain than have my life controlled as it has been. Does this help anyone in telling me what my withdrawals might be like? Thank you. (Oh and I averaged 8 plus tablets of the Oxycontin Extended Release 80mgs a day, sometimes 12 and for about 3 1/2 years).
Then, short-acting medications like vicodin would be used only if/when you have breakthrough pain or pain that occurs above the level that the long acting medication is covering. Some examples of long acting pain medications are MS Contin (Extended Release Morphine), Oxycontin (Extended Release oxycodone), BuTrans Patch (7 day pain patch) and there are others.
because many pills are not able to be cut, like extended release forms of medications. I hope you can see your doctor soon, to ask about any other tests that can be run, or any alternative medications that may work for you...Your doctor is the best person to help judge and decide what may be right for you in your individual situation.
The insurance provider my current PCP works for doesn't offer Oxycontin as he says, it is a very addictive medication (despite it is simply the oxycodone in the Percocet just in extended release form) but he believes it will control my pain much better. He said my new insurance carrier covers Oxycontin. I silently disagreed with the addictive statement he made regarding Oxycontin as Percocet is the same thing only in immediate release form and I am taking that and it is covered.
I do understand you are in pain and need more but you need to have your dosage adjusted , the best way to help yourself is to have the medicine increased or even ask about an extended release formula. If your Doctor is not willing to increase your medicine or change it to a more effective one then it may be time to find a new Doctor. Are you seeing a PMP or a PCP? Pain management Doctor's are better for treating pain as hat is their specialty and they are better equipped to do so .
A long acting opiate that lasts 8-12 hours with a short acting opiate for break through pain is the optimal solution as far as opiates go for chronic pain sufferers. I take extended release morphine twice a day that slowly releases medicines over a 8-12 hour period. If I have pain spikes during that period, I have oxycodone to take for break through pain as needed. 2. Anti-convulsants, can reduce pain from nerve damage.
Tramadol is fairly new in Canada at least the Ralivia extended release and not even the Pharmacists new there could be a problem. I asked every time I got a new Prescription. I hope the worst is past. My skin has taken on a strong medicine Smell, I think my body it trying anything to get it out of me. :) I never drink water so I have been trying to add it to my day. I'm a die hard Coke drinker not that Pepsi junk.
The problem with Vicodin and Percocet is that it is all released in the body at once (Instant Release) and that can cause a loopy feeling in a lot of people as the medicine peaks quicker but after it peaks it quickly begins to dissipate from the body and the pain returns. The extended release meds are controlled release such that the medicine peaks much slower and stays there all day.
The one other thing I can think of is perhaps trying a different opioid medication. A 12 hour extended release medication could provide you with more control over your pain and if pain breaks through the extended release medication (as it typically does), you would take a short-acting medication like the Nucynta or Vicodin or Percocet or one of the various other short-acting medications for breakthrough pain.
I still take Lyrica because it does help a little with the pain around my tender points. I go to a pain doc now and I am on Percocet, Opana ER (extended release opoid), Lyrica,Flexeril for muscle spasms, bloodpressure meds, Prilosec for major acid reflux, Zoloft.
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I feel like I'm constantly taking pills, but I was able to change up my meds to extended release on one med so that I'm not taking them all day.
I take Opana ER which is an extended release pain med and I take percocet for breakthru pain. I also take Lyrica for nerve pain, Trazadone and Flexeril at night to help with sleep and muscle spasms, and I am on Zoloft and bloodpressure meds. I went a long time with no pain meds then to Tramadol then to Lortab, etc.... I have very high pain levels on a daily basis plus I have a high tolerance to meds so the weaker ones never worked well for me.
I have been through Tramadol, Vicodin (same as the hydrocodone you are on now), and Morphine in extended release form. I am now on Opana ER with Percocet for breakthrough pain (also used Percocet when I was taking the Morphine). My pain is very controlled now, I am feeling the best I've felt in over 12 years! I am somewhat disappointed that your doctor switched you to hydrocodone 7.5/750 mg. This is further limiting how much hydrocodone you can take at a time for pain.
However, my pain got so unbearable again that I continued to fight for stronger medications and I was switched to Vicodin for a year until that stopped working. After that I was started on my first extended release medication (Morphine) and that really started to help out a lot with my pain. And at the beginning of this year, I switched insurances and found a very compassionate physician that started me on Opana ER and Opana has been the best medicine yet for controlling my pain.
mis take had a good idea with the low dose oxycodone. Or oxycontin would be better since it has a 24 hr extended release one pill lasts a full 24hrs. My cough syrup that I take mostly for my sinuses is called tussionex. It's liquid hydrocodone with a little chlorpheniramine(antihistamine) One teaspoon lasts 12 hours and has 5mg hydrocodone NO TYLENOL! And there's a big difference in the way that liquids make you feel vs. pills.
There are a few of us here that use Baclofen and add Flexril when thing get bad. Concerta is a extended release form of Methylphenidate (Ritalin.) I have used Ritalin, but I have had better coverage with Adderall I stay away from the Extended release drugs because the "skirts" on the release curve. I find 15 mg of Adderall twice a day works better for me during the day and I sleep better at night. If the doc and PA are not working to manage your symptoms, then you may need to.
They only offer morphine or methadone as extended release meds. Everything has to be generic. The only way brand name drugs are covered is through pre-authorization (which they rarely grant). I never had an option to see a pain management doctor under Kaiser. I was told that they don't exist and that the family doctors are the prescriber of all. Gosh, my pain was so poorly controlled under Kaiser.
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