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Anyone taken Opana ER? My doctor wants to switch me from Oxy to Opana ER and I am very nervous about it. Any advice is helpful.
Opana ER has been a LIVESAVING drug for me, non sedating, i can hold my huge babies and have no side effects, I highly recommended the ER, you take it only 2 x a day, I ran out one day before my pain doctor appt and am in excruciating pain in back and hips. Had no idea how well it was working until I am having to go 2 days without and about to DIE.
had neck fusion and now severe back pain...I have been on Opana ER 10mg 3x for about 8 months and I want to escape...I realize I am addicted...my first question...is withdrawal harder if you have been on a drug a long time...or is it harder if you have been taking large doses?...and...do you suggest I taper or go "cold turkey"...I don't know if many of you realize how many "seniors" are on these powerful drugs...can anyone fill me in on what I am about to do and go through?.
I have been on Norco's for the last year. My new pain management doctor suggested Opana ER. He told me that in the 7 years of him prescribing the medication he has not had a single patient become addicted to the medicine like patients do on Norco's and other pain meds. The norcos have started to just not work since my tolerance has built up to them. I am taking one Opana in the morning and one at night, with my norcos as a back up pain reliever.
I've been taking opana er for a while to help with chronic pain. I'm so tired of living on pain medicine and want to stop. Can anyone please tell me what I can expect as far as how long I will be sick and just how sick I will get?
HI THERE, IM A RECOVERING ADDICT FROM LOUISVILLE KY, AND I JUST WANTED TO TELL ANYONE OUT THERE WHO IS ADDICTED TO OPANA ER OR IR, DO NOT QUIT TAKING THE MEDICINE ABRUPTLY WITHOUT BEING IN A TREATMENT FACILITY. ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BEAT THEIR ADDICTION HAVE BEEN TRYING TO QUIT BY GOING TO SUBOXONE DR.S OR SUBOXINE TREATMENT FACILITIES AND ARE BEING TOLD THAT IF YOU TAKE A VERY HIGH AMOUNT OF A STRONG OPIATE THAT SUBOXONE WONT HELP. THIS IS VERY FALSE INFORMATION!!!
my dr just put me on opana ER 10mg 2x day and 2 lortab day for breakthru...before that was prescribed and taking 4 norco 10/325 daily and was not controlling the pain...i've been in this constant flar-up phase few weeks... i've only been on opana er for 2 days so i know it takes around 5 days to kick in and dr says this mg is a starting point for me and will move up some accordingly...i'm glad and surprised that my pain has subsided some...i assume more relief will come over the next few days..
I need a pill I can cut, and Opana ER cannot be cut. I hope to taper my medicine. Does anyone have a good suggestion of another opiate I could suggest changing to? Opana ER doesn't give me a noticeable buzz. I am hoping this is the case with the other opiate my doctor could prescribe. The NP that has been given me as a patient doesn't seem to have experience with this situation. I really appreciate any suggestions. I have tapered from 40 mg Opana ER. I really want to finish this.
my dr just put me on opana ER 10mg 2x day and 2 lortab day for breakthru...before that was prescribed and taking 4 norco 10/325 daily and was not controlling the pain...i've been in this constant flar-up phase few weeks... i've only been on opana er for 2 days so i know it takes around 5 days to kick in and dr says this mg is a starting point for me and will move up some accordingly...i'm glad and surprised that my pain has subsided some...i assume more relief will come over the next few days..
So later in the week last week, I called my doctor and told him all of this and stated that I was going back to the original dose of 30 mg in the morning AND at night. At this point, I was about to toss the Opana ER and go back to the Morphine ER BUT before I did that, I researched more about Opana ER and discovered that it takes 3-4 days to reach a steady state level in the bloodstream so I decided to stick with it awhile longer.
I have recently tried a new Pain Drug called Opana ER which is 20 mg's once a day. It seems after about 8 hrs after taking the Opana I start to feel withdrawl symptoms. Feels like I am coming down w/ the Flu. As soon as I take my next scheduled dose the next day I feel better. I have called my Doctor to let them know, and asked for an increase to 2 Opana 20mg pills instead of just the one dose. I use the 4mg Hydromorphone for break thru pain which happens almost everyday.
I've been on Opana ER for about a year now and it is the best pain medicine I have ever used for my chronic back pain. HOWEVER, I urge you to use caution and do not take more than is prescribed because when you run out, you will have withdrawals that make you think you're dying and nothing else will make it better. Opana hell is what my husband calls it.
I have been taking Opana 15 mg ER twice a day. I have, possibly, a two-week supply of pills. I quit Methadone (cold turkey) six years ago and it was horrible. Today, I am reducing my intake to one tablet per day. Can anyone suggest a taper program that will not leave me as sick and miserable as my quitting Methadone back in 2008? Thanks.
No experience really with any E-R meds except, Kadian ER, and Ultram ER (which did not work at all). I hated them really, because the Kadian, made me feel like I didn't care, and I looked like a total zombie. Bags under my eyes, my eyes half closed, that whole thing. And I don't like being sedated, either. But I hope you have/will find something that works for you... I am trying to find something as my tolerance is building up to specific medications I take.
I have been on opana for over two years and am currently taking opana er 30 3x day to control back and neck pain. I was given a urine test last month which came back negative for opana. I was given a re-test last week and was told it was also negative for opana. I have been using this doctor for ten years and this was the first time I have been tested. His nurse stated it was a new state requirement that opana patients be tested to ensure they are using the drugs.
{ORIGINAL POST} Hello, I'm also taking Opana ER 30MG... 2x's daily, for severe degeneration of hip joints and disc disease OPANA ER, HASN'T SHOWN IN MY URINE, either!! I started pain management on Jan. of 2013. UP UNTIL, March 27th 2013, ALL NEGATIVE TESTS, for OPANA ER, except the OXYCODONE 30mg, my REFERRING DOCTOR PRESCRIBED, which was shown AS POSITIVE, the first urine test. I was reprimanded for TESTING NEGATIVE for Opana ER, on March 27th 2013!!!!!
Last month, my pain management NP told me to drop from 10 mg Opana ER mg three times a day to 5 mg Opana ER three times a day. In both cases I have three 5 mg Opana IRs to take with the ER. I have found the ER really hard to decrease anymore on (I have decreased from 40 mg Opana ER three times a day plus the three 5 mg Opana IR).
at 16 went back on the pain meds because i just couldnt take the pain and tried to start with lower dosed ones like nucynta 100mg, ultram taking 250mg at a time then went back to the 10mg norco moved back up to the 10mg percs then they added the 30mg oxycontin back it was just a horrible cycle well last october i had a bad flair up and was scared because my doctors didnt really communicate with me they just throw scripts at me well i found a good doctor who put me on 30mg ms-contin 3 times a da
I was prescribed Morphine ER for about a year and just recently I was switched to Opana ER which works over a 12 hour period also. When I was taking Morphine ER, it was only effective for about 6 hours...a little bit longer when I first began taking it. The Opana ER is only effective for 9 hours and not 12 hours for me. That's because our systems are all different in the way ER meds are processed.
Navy several years ago, and I am prescribed Opana ER and Oxy imediate release. I had to stay the night at a buddy's house because my leg was recently infected bad and felt to bad to drive home. I didn't have my meds and my friend gave me 2 morphine 15 mg tabs a day before my urinalysis which I think is a 12 panel they mail out. Will that show up differently than the Opana ER and oxys that I am currently on? I'm worried about it showing up different from the opana.
I take opana er 40mg 4xd it does help I have back,neck,and leg pain.c-3,c4,l4,l5,s-1,siatica.
, 60 mg) with the 60 mg of morphine sulfate ER you get 120 mg per day. Now, converting that to Opana ER. Opana ER is 3x stronger than morphine; hence, 120 mg of morphine = 120/3 mg of Opana ER per day (i.e., 40 mg). Therefore I should be taking 20 mg of Opana ER every 12 hours NOT 30 mg of Opan ER every 12 hours. The 40 mg Opana ER includes all of the breakthrough percocet I take per day and the total in morphine sulfate ER I take per day.
I went to a new doctor (my old doctor moved) and after explaining to him what I was doing he told me that he was going to change my medicine to Opana's both ER and IR. I have not cashed it. Does anybody know why a doctor would do such a thing. I have gone from 360 mg to 120 mg. All I do is exercise, he gave me a perscription for physical therapy that I requested. Can anybody help me. As I told the forum I chickened out of my surgery...
I was hoping that all you kind peps would give me your input about Opana ER. I am on fentanyl 175/48 hrs. right now. not what I want it to be. I really need to find a solution. Thanks.
But, what is similar is that I don't feel a high from Opana ER (my pain medicine), but it causes a lot of anxiety (or tapering is causing a lot of anxiety). I can totally understand that you want to see how your brain works bc I do to! In my doctor's works "Your brain is hijacked when you are on this opiate." My brain is hijacked in a terrible way! I have come down from 150 mg (at my highest) to 60 mg. of Opana ER. I think I can do this. It has taken 2 1/2 months so far.
Abuse Potential OPANA® ER contains oxymorphone, an opioid agonist and Schedule II controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit. Assess each patient’s risk for opioid abuse or addiction prior to prescribing OPANA® ER. The risk for opioid abuse is increased in patients with a personal or family history of substance abuse (including drug or alcohol abuse or addiction) or mental illness (e.g., major depressive disorder).
but i did look up opana and i thought it said it also came in 20mg and 40 mgs....BUT...the few pages i read said opana er (extended release) so i dont know if that is the ONLY way it comes (er), or the other also...
Not sure if you have tried Opana (oxymorphone) yet but based on pharmacology, it is a little stronger than Dilaudid (hydromorphone) mg to mg. I am on 30 mg of Opana ER twice a day. They do have Opana in immediate release form. Opana has a long half life, even in immediate release form, such that 6 hour dosing works extremely well for most patients versus the 4 hour dosing of oxycodone. Oxymorphone is the metabolite of oxycodone...
I am thinking of asking the doctor about it next month. Is it expensive? I have no insurance and have to pay cash for my rx. I have a discount card that saved me alot last month, the morphine was $241.00 and with the discount it was only $120.00 so thats a big savings. I wish I could try the Opana ER & Opana once or twice, so I knew if it works or not. Or atleast the Opana for breakthrough. I am seriously going to ask but my next appt won't be until I get insurance in 3 months.
in fact many are saying it doesn't work at all so I switched before I was dispensed the new formulation of Opana ER. I'll speak to the Opana as I still don't know how my pain levels will be on the Fentanyl patch. On Opana ER, my pain levels averaged around a 2 and sometimes a 1 or a 3. If I increase my activity level, my pain has spiked to a 7-8 and my breakthrough medication (Percocet) will only reduce the pain level by 2 points.
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