Methadone to morphine conversion

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My PM doc is switching me from MSContin ER 60 mg, 2 tabs - 3 times day and dilaudid 4 mg. 4 x day when needed for breakthrough pain. His conversion is for me to take Methadone 10 mg., 4 twice a day. I haven't yet figured out the best times to take the meds. I;ve tried 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. I'm finding that the switchover hasn't yet been the best pain reliever I've ever had.
Meperidine (Demerol) 10-20mg.........Methadone 30-60mg.........Morphine 20mg..............Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) 10mg..............Oxymorphone (Numorphan) 200-300mg.....Propoxyphene (Darvocet) 150mg............Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet) a guide only...
even small doses are powerful but it is misleading because there is no euphoria with methadone as for morphine your conversion seam off.....when deciding to jump ship that is why I always suggest single digits it will make the withdrawal a whole lot more doable good luck and God bless........
Levorphanol (Dromoran) 300mg............Meperidine (Demerol) 10-20mg.........Methadone 30-60mg.........Morphine 20mg..............Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) 10mg..............Oxymorphone (Numorphan) 200-300mg.....Propoxyphene (Darvocet) 150mg............
im not sure what mg but i expect him to start me on 15 of morphine. will the morphine help me? should i talk to him about another option such as percocet? im scared that the low beginning dosage will affect my quality and comfort even more.
They do it as a conversion, but have never heard of people going from methadone to Fentanyl, it's always the reverse & as a way to get off it. I STRONGLY encourage you to do a lot of research about the risks of using Fentanyl & truly weigh it out. There are risks with every medication, but having not done my research in the beginning & finding it all now I see how dangerous this medication truly is.
He won't write me Methadone and is reluctant to do it at all because he's never had a patient that he's had to transfer from methadone to a morphine pill before . Has this ever happened to anybody and what amount of timed released morphine would it take to transfer from 170mg methadone over to the other?
I was to take 3 40mg tabs of oxy and 3 10mg tabs of methadone per day till I was converted over to the methadone. I haven't been able to get a hold of him, and need to know what would be an equivelent in Methadone - that is to 340 mg's of oxy. Ideally, I want to taper down off the methadone, unless I find myself in pain I can't handle, which I do not expect will happen. My main question is what the equivelant would be from the oxy to the methadone.
unfortuneately after five years of the duragesics and Actiqs, my body assimilated to them and they stop working - thus, going on the Methadone. since taking the Methadone i do have a life without as much pain, although i am not pain free. the Methadone works with the brain to stop the brain from recognizing the pain being emitted from the spinal nerve damage. however, i still have joint pain, vertabrae pain from spine degeneration, muscle pain (alot), headaches, etc.
If you were getting adequate relief from the percocet, I don't know why he switched you to morphine to get away from tylenol, all he had to do was give you pure oxycodone in the immediate release form. It comes in dosages as low as 5mg, it's not like oxycontin, which is the time-release version. If I were you I would ask him about it. There is no point to taking something that isn't giving you any relief.
8mgs of methadone. I tapered down to 160mgs of methadone in the end, I would take 600-800mgs of morphine to feel good enough. Don't underestimate methadone. 1mg would be enough for your dosage of codeine, according to one of the only equivalent charts that has not been removed from the web. CT from 150mgs of codeine is easier than 10mgs of methadone detox. My opinion, but lots of experience to back that up. Be safe, think twice, act once. You are on your way.
it looks pretty close to the other conversion charts I have seen..but again..
In other words, this is not the only place to get the conversion information. Now, I will not provide conversion info for methadone...ever! That opioid is completely unpredictable as it builds up in your system and even the conversions that are out there are very risky to go off of as everyone's metabolism is different and with methadone, the conversion is not straight forward at all.
gave me the percocets but gave me MS cotin 15 3 x a day. How is that going to compare to what i was on . Also i have had morphine in past an it doesnt agree with me i had reaction to it ! I need to find dr that will keep me on what i was on but how do i find one?
my recollection from those and other information I have HEARD is that bup is long acting, has a slimmer abuse potential than other drugs because of it's antagonist properties, also has agonist properties and is much easier to get off of than other opiates and also methadone.
This is given as a possible alternative to therapies such as methadone, buprenorphine, etc. Good luck to all of those attempting to rid themselves of addiction. The intensity and length of opiate withdrawal will depend on a few factors. The larger the dose, the more intense the withdrawal. The longer you have been using, the longer and more intense the withdrawal will be. If you did it once a day, it might take a few days for the withdrawal to kick in.
I thought I was getting over it. He had me convinced he would be off methadone in a month, down to 5mg's aday, it's now a month, and no ones heard from him. I feel soo sad, what didn't I see? What didn't I know? Was it really so much worse than I know? Am I really that naive and blind? This has turned out to be such a bad day, and I can't stop crying. How did our lives get to this? The worst is there's nothing I can do. He never loved me or my kids, everthing was a lie. He used me so bad.
I will close with this, I have detoxed off of many pain pills, however, this time has been almost as bad as when I went cold turkey in 88 from methadone. I have gone back to NA, because it has been the only thing to work for me. In my absece in the last 5 years alot of people have died that I knew. But their are many who are staying clean one day at a time.
she was a 140 mg oxy user and was put on 32 mg of sub by an idot doctor..it almost killed her...she is now on methadone and resigned to her 20-30 mg a day dose...i remeber hopsing from my first days here and he relapsed over and over..now he sounds free..altho on sub he is still free in a way as he is not suffering anymore and beating himself up (dont know but doesnt sound like it hops)......
I am 3 weeks into being clean from 8 yrs of being hooked on morphine. 800 mgs a day, snorting it. I have been there and I am still detoxing somewhat but if u want to bad enough u will make it through this. Ask your higher power to help u in your darkest hour. Whatever that may b, there r so many of us who support you and truly and deeply understand what you are going through, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hang on with every fiber of your being. And fight for it. You r worth it.
Glad to hear you are well. Sounds like you have a very interesting new career ahead of you, and you're right on track mentally. It will be a ***** in August, I can imagine. BTW, how many benzos do you have to take? Is it regular, or just when you have a flare of your asthma? I hope you're feeling well.
org There is a lot of info on there from sub to methadone to pain management, I hope you find something that helps her!
For example (numbers NOT accurate) methadone 10 mg might be equal to morphine 20 mg and to taper from there. Different medications would be used depending on your specific situation. Many people that I know that have been put on methadone is either due to drug addiction program, or because their chronic pain is not controlled with any other medication.
The conversion from Heroin to Methadone depends on how many grams you've been using and if was smoked or used IV?
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This means I change from oxycodone to morphine to hydromorphone, etc. when tolerance causes my dose to creep up too high, too quickly.. In these last 20 years I've used these long-acting opioids: Duragesic (fentanyl) patch, OxyContin, methadone, ms contin, and Exalgo (hydromorphone), along with short acting / immediate release opioids oxycodone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and morphine.
My guess is that you are on to low of a fentanyl dosage, compared to your oxycontin (oxyneo is the same I think) and percocet dosage. They have conversion charts available on most medical websites. You can check it yourself before going back to the doctor. I wouldn't be afraid to tell him the patches aren't working, and that you think the dosage is to low, especially if the conversion charts "back you up". just don't "demand"a dosage increase, let the doctor be the doctor.
Hi thanks for reply I no I will b swapping 1 for another but the dhc no longer work I have a cpn and worker find it really hard to talk to as all I get is pushed towards methadone and have been there and will never touch the stuff again in my life I suppose what I want to no is 1 2mg sube stronger than 8x60mg dhc I don't no the conversion I am in a dilemma as to take subs or my dhc I have thought of taking nowt but not with work and children and family it's not possible for me to go full detox
My Neuro said I cannot be helped by surgery, but I have made an appointment with an Ortho to confirm that opinion. A few weeks ago he added Morphine to my meds, but the pain is simply increases every day. 5 days ago, after having a truly painful, but otherwise uneventful day I han an unprovoked "Attack" of my back. I've never felt anything like it in my life! I don't cry much, but I was howling for 3 days, especially if I tried to move.
An example of this would be switching from oxycontin to methadone for a few months, or from methadone to mscontin, etc. The only trick to this is to make sure the correct dosages are prescribed via a reputable conversion chart. I would simply talk with your doctor about prescibing 3 tablets of your long acting medication (oxycontin in your case). If your doctor isn't willing to do that then ask (nicely!
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