How well does opana er work

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00 for 60 pills (WITH my insurance) so they put me on fentanyl AND oxycodone, which IS 20.00. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> seemed to work ok, Steve IS right, IT DOESn't make you feel sluggISh, or like you've taken narcotics, but then again I feel that eITher DOES the fentanyl patch. I feel very normal when I'm on IT, I just don't have any pain anywhere. I hope thIS anwer helps, I'd say try IT if the price IS reasonable AND give IT a shot. Let us know WHAT you think of IT.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> good IS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> for pain relief after taking oxys for so many years? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>DOES</span> IT make you feel high or euphoric b/c I don't want that anymore. Responses would be appreciated.
Hi, Iknow IT has been a few years since your post, i was wondering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> you are doing on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER. I am swITching from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> 30 mg ER to Morphine 60 mg ER.The OPANA gave me side effects, dizziness, being in wIThdrawl if I mISsed a dose, AND IT did not help my chronic pain.. I have tried many ER drugs AND I am having a hard time finding many of them. Plus my breakthrough meds are also hard to find.
The wIThdrawals are also affected by which opiate you are using as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>WELL</span> as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> high of a dose. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> IS one of the strongest opiates, I would say in the same league as fentanyl, far stronger than oxycontin or morphine. The stronger the opiate, the more intense the wIThdrawals will be. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but OPANA wIThdrawal IS one of the rougher wIThdrawals. Keep your head up though, the wIThdrawals only last a week or so in most cases.
Please let me know HOW you went about detoxing from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER if you have. I would also love to hear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> your taper IS going if you are tapering!
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> Er has been a lifesaver for me so far. Did not realize <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>WELL</span> IT was working till i ran out 2 days b4 appointment. no strong side effects like wITh things like percocet. I highly recommend. Thank God I am going to Pain doctor in the morning, i am in so much pain i cant hold my 30 lb babies. Crying all day.
From WHAT I've read, cutting the ER version of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>DOES</span> NOT bypass the time release. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> was made to try to deter people from abusing the oxycontin inside. The old pills marked OC had just a time release layer around the outside that could be taken off AND the drug could then be abused. As a work around they made the time release process different, so cutting the pill or "dISsolving" the time release layer wont work anymore.
I am currently taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER 30mg /2 TID for long term spinal pain due to breaks AND fusions. I am going to try replacing that for a short time wITh a Fentanyl Patch to see if I have any improvement in Pain Mgmt. I am just wondering WHAT regimen I should use to safely do thIS. For example. IS IT as easy as waITing 12 hrs. after my last OPANA ER AND then apply the patch (IT's a 3 day patch) then take another ER once the 3 days has expired?
ThIS IS nothing short of AMAZING as I usually require 3-4 doses of Percocet for breakthrough pain throughout the day. So in summary, I can't believe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>WELL</span> my pain IS controlled on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER. I actually feel almost CURED from my chronic pain; HOWever, before I take the one dose of Percocet in the morning, I am sadly reminded that my pain IS still there as IT breaks through the OPANA ER taken before bedtime.
If you are only getting breakthrough pain 1 to 2 times per day, your ER dose IS optimal but if the breakthrough pain medicine DOESn't work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>WELL</span> for the breakthrough pain you experience, then you may need a stronger dose of breakthrough pain medication. ER medications take longer to start working. They typically peak 2 hours after taking the medication versus wIThin 30-60 minutes for short-acting medications.
Hello Fpainestam, Welcome to MedHelp. I have not used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span>. IT IS basically similar to Morphine, which DOESn't work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>WELL</span> for me. OPANA IS a brAND name for Oxymorphone like Vicodin or Lortab IS for hydrocodone. Of course there IS acetaminophen in the Vicodin & Lortab along wITh the hydrocodone. Oxymorphone IS in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. IT IS similar to morphine. Oxymorphone IS used to treat moderate to severe pain.
I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> er 15mg generic wITh Vicoprofen 4 x's a day for break though pain. I had to stop the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> Er due to depression AND nodding off AND IT really didn't help the pain. My Dr put me on percocet 10"s 325 tylenol. I am in pain AND I am having burning in my muscles I feel like I am in wIThdrawl from the OPANA er which I only took for about 3 months. I have limb jumping. No energy AND have to take one AND a half to two of the Percocet to even get a small relief of the pain.
I am not sure from your post if you are on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER, AND <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> many times a day you are taking IT. Would you clarify that, so I have an idea of where you are at. When we read these post, especially the rare few about OPANA AND/or OPANA ER, IT can be so frightening. ThIS has caused so much fear in me, but I have tapered down a great deal. I find the hard thing about OPANA ER IS that IT cannot be cut, so the drop IS really significant.
Pain level before in am After u can move 8 to 10 then after rx for an hour IT relieves Maybe down to a 5 but 5 IS not bearable , I have a 11 month old Girl AND can barley pick her up!
Hi vickey, First I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum AND let you know that we are glad you found thIS Forum. I want to let you know that there are NO Doctors on thIS Forum only CP - Chronic Pain - Patients that help each other wITh our OWN expertISe AND experiences that we have developed through our OWN CP ISsues. I can't answer ALL of you questions BUT I can answer one of them {I think}.
For WHAT lITtle IT's worth, I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> 40 mg. twice a day (ER-extended release) for about four months now. I feel that IT's been the most effective of the ER drugs I've been prescribed, wITh only nominal side effects.. Cheers!
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> many of you have actually successfully came off of the devils fury ITself? (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span>) I have been snorting the ER's for a cpl yrs now wITh a short 7 month break on Methadone. I'm just fed up wITh IT all AND I'm ready to move on wITh my life. I know wIThdrawals suck (been through them a time or 6) but I dont feel Methadone or Subs will truly help me get clean. So has anyone beatin' an OPANA addiction on her before?
i am on 30 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> er AND 5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span>. they are good, but they have been causing severe drowsiness so much that i have been nodding off at work, AND have been asked to take a medical leave of absence. Now I dont know WHAT to do they don't want me to come back till i'm drug free, but i have chronic back pain.. i cannot work w/out pain med..ITs too much pain to hANDle...right now im seeing about getting a spinal cord stimulator put in..
On a earlier post I said i kicked my bf out because i keep catching him trying to score percs, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span>, roxys AND so on out on the street. The last time we decided to work IT out AND get a MRI to find the problem they had found thIS.. "L4-L5 there IS dISc desiccation AND slight loss of dISk height. there IS central dISc protrusion AND mild facet hypertrophy. thIS results in mild neural foraminal stenosIS. there IS minimal effacement of the ventral thecal sac.
Place both patches on at the same time, AND keep them close together. Everyone IS different as far as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>WELL</span> the adhesive works (or DOESn't work) so try different parts of your body. You'll want a spot that DOESn't sweat a great deal AND that skin oil ISn't a problem. I've settled in to placing patches anywhere on my rib cage, AND just alternate the sides. To keep track of when you put on the patches, just wrITe down the date on them before application.
that DOESn't mean taking them 24/7.....There IS a max per day.... You need to contact your Dr. AND ask them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> long your prescriptions should be lasting.... should never be relying just on the narcotic to help lessen your pain..IT's only meant to be one small piece of the puzzle... There IS exercISe, PT, aqua therapy, injections, massage, acupuncture, TENS unIT, yoga/stretching, muscle relaxer if needed...nerve pain if needed....depression meds if needed.....counseling....
I have terriable legg cramps, sweets AND I can not sleep. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>DOES</span> thIS last? IT IS driving me crazy. I do not have any cravings for the vicodin. Just the wIThdraws are killing me. I have been drinking water AND taking baths. But IT DOESn't help any. I'm thinking about going to the emergency room AND see if they can help me wITh my wIThdraws. I have heard about a pill that helps, but then I'm scared of taking another pill as WELL. Please let me know HOW long thIS IS going to last..........
IT has taken me 4 months to get from 40 mg OPANA ER three times a day plus some 10mg PRN <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> IR to three 10 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER daily plus three to four <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> IR daily. I have now just swITched all the ER to IR. ThIS IS why I am awake at 3 am now! AND hoping (Unlike last night) to get some more sleep). 44 days IS a fair amount of time to taper, AND IT seems to me that doing IT over thIS amount of time will minimize rebound pain! I am still on about 10 (much lower mg) OPANA IRs a day.
He swapped out the morphine sulfate ER that I was taking for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER. The dose of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER includes my doses of breakthrough meds that I was taking so IT looks like I will only need to take 2 pills a day of pain medication. I am taking my first dose tomorrow morning. I will let you know HOW IT works out for me. My PCP was also VERY worried about my tylenol intake from the percocet. He said 2,000 mg was the soft limIT AND I was bumping up against that.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>HOW</span> long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>DOES</span> ultram wIThdrawal sypmtoms last? ThIS IS day 2 wIThout them AND I had to call off work because of HOW sick I am.
I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> er 40mg 4xd IT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>DOES</span> help I have back,neck,AND leg pain.c-3,c4,l4,l5,s-1,siatica.
The past 18 months I have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER 10mg 2x's/day AND Percocet 10mg for break through pain. I also take Soma, 4 per day to help wITh muscle spasms. ThIS IS for ISsues wITh cervical spine which I recently had surgery (ACDF - 3 levels plus removal of bone a lot of bone spurs (5 weeks ago). About 2 weeks post-surgery I worked wITh pain management doctor to wean me off OPANA ER 10mg AND just stopped the Percocets all together.
Go back to the regular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span>. Not the ER, but the regular one. Now, be honest wITh your sISter AND tell her NOT to give you your daily dose all at once. AND no matter HOW hard you beg, plead, or yell NOT to give you any more than WHAT you wrITe down in the beginning. WrITe IT out on a piece of paper for her. You are at 20mg a day now. So, if you can get the 5mg tabs, take one tablet every 8 hours. Take one in the morning beforeyou go to work.
30 times stronger than morphine AND IS as close to actual heroin as you can get but IT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>DOES</span> work. As wITh any will eventually develop a tollerance to the fentanyl AND will have to increase your doseage...we are all in the same boat.
Ive been on oxycodone-acetaminophen 5-325 (percocet) needing something better 4 pain. My doc just put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> ER 5 mg tab. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>OPANA</span> DOESnt seem to work. which IS suppose to work better AND DOES OPANA work WELL?