Oxycontin vs kadian

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I have recently been referred to a new pain management doc and he is in the process of adding/switching me over to Kadian for long-acting pain control vs. just the Norco I have been on....my question primarily is how long will it take for me to adjust to the change from short acting opiate to the extended release meds...
I've been reading posts in here and it seems alot of people are/were addicted to vicoden/lortab/norco and oxycontin, but I haven't read about anyone being addicted to dilaudid or oxymorphone. Are 2 drugs considered as addictive as oxycontin? I'm asking because my g/f's pain doctor might switch her from methadone to one of these. She doesnt abuse her methadone at all, she has no desire, but I have seen her take excessive amounts of oxycontin in the past. Thanks!
Then, in that discogram, they found that one above it herniated, So, since 98 I went from Norco 10mg, to Kadian, to one week of Oxycontin, which did nothing. Now, since 2004 I have been on 3.... 40mg Methadose every 8 hours. It has changed my life by covering my pain, my insurance has pretty much has shot down every cert I tried to get,. So, for 3 years Ihave been on 3 40mg Methasd0se a day.
Her arthritis medicine helps but after years of taking it has about damaged her stomach completely (it's very hard on the stomach) and most pain meds don't phase her hurting. Anyway, her doctor put her on Oxycontin 2 days ago after I begged her to ask him for it when I heard it was good for her kind of pain. She could finally walk without her cane just after 2 hours of taking the first pill and was overjoyed to finally be pain free. It was amazing!! BUT, she is highly allergic to Oxycontin.
Everyone is different, so it's really up to the individual to judge whether the physical dependence (NOT mental addiction) issues are worth dealing with vs. the pain relief. A very frank discussion with your own doc about how they plan to take you off the medicine (if or when the time comes) is in order. Chronic pain can span a person's entire lifetime, or only some of it. Either way, we must be educated on the positives as well as the negatives of any long-term medication.
my husband who was in a car wreck and is totally disabled is on a variety of narcotics...oxy, fentanyl and Kadian. We shot up the Kadian together and now he is going thru this hell with me because unbeknownst to me, when i shot him up, he immediately developed a tolerance and experienced withdrawel just as I am. I am taking care of him...I was a nurse for almost 15 years and lost my license because of suspected narcotic use....we sell what he doesnt use and live comfortably ...
It worked better for me than Oxycontin, but took almost an hour and a half to kick in. It is good that your doc is cool, but many do force the epidurals on you. That is great for those that get relief from them. But, why go through that if they don't? My last pain doc was like that.
i could take my normal dosage and go all day and night..the difference in the roxi you are now taking vs the percocet is that the ROXI'S are pure..not cut such as aspirin or tylenol...so when your taking it its giving you the extra rush at large doses ..which effects the cardio vascular,hearts lungs etc..i use to do the same thing with a good line of coke...or if in the hospital and got morphine in the veins (iv)..i would almost come off the bed at 1st then settle down...
Who wants to have those on for ever? Not me). The sustained-release meds that I've tried are Oxycontin, Kadian (but I only took one and turned the bottle back in to the doctor's office cuz I didn't like it....but I can't remember why I didn't like it), Methadone (which I had to pry my eye lids open because I was SO, SO, SO tired on that stuff!!) Oxy makes me sleepy too and I hate!!! to be sleepy!! Any suggestions? I hope that is not inappropriate to ask you all. I apologize if it is.
also, there is an amazing detox protocol for opiates (oxycontin, methadone, lortab, etc.) that is available in only 3 places in the U.S.... IV amino acids... the results are amazing... the detox symptoms subside immediately and post acute withdrawal is minimized because the amino acids actually work to repair the receptor sites in the brain... amazing stuff..
I went thru withdrawal from about 83 MG a day of OXY to include oxyfast concentrated solution, and then my doc put me on 20 MG kadian 2x a day with all the other stuff. Because of the Kadian, I would forget I took my meds and consequently took them again, then again. After a fire at my house almost dying but dog waking me up, stress and HI-POWER morphin just hit me hard. After about 4-5 days of this, I realized what I was doing and went off all of it. I decided no more narcotics, EVER again!!!
I am shocked that he would choose to put you on the patch before trying a long-acting medication such as a time released morphine or oxy medication (Kadian or Opana).
Happy to help if at all possible! Since I am in the US, obviously you have some difficulties that I may not have had here regarding who you can see for treatment or what medicines are available. Oh yes! the "drip & suck" treatment is just torture, isn't it? God save me from the NG tube! Frankly, morphine has never worked well for me with abdominal or orthopedic pain. Have you ever asked for something different while in hospital?
A while back I posted a topic on Morphine Vs Negative Drug screen. It has some very informative info and also explains why the tests can come out negative. Scroll down a few pages and you'll find it or PM Beargizmo, I sent it to him.
I've been dealing with something similar. I hurt my back at work. I've been on Oxy, Opana, Kadian, and whatever else. Workers Comp paid for it all. Nothing out of my pocket. I've also crushed them all and put them up my nose. I'm trying to stop so I don't lose my wife. It's hard since I still need them for my back. I know how you feel though. I also think that detox/withdrawal is the worst. Feel free to send me a message if you want. Where are you from? Let me know how you feel.
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