Oxymorphone euphoria

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I was wondering if hydromorphone and oxymorphone are more like oxycontin or methadone as far as being abused. Thanks.
I had this effect ...the drugs turning on me and causing depression verses euphoria at the end....i know not all have experienced this...i do think it made it easier to quit...anyway i saw this article and i posted the entire interview in my journal..this paragraph caught me eye...the article/interview was very informative Leshner: Here is another indication of the difference between drug use and addiction.
Was on Tramadol for the past 7 months, up to 400mg a day for severe neck/back injury/pain due to a car accident 8 months ago. My pain management doc gave me this Oxymorphone 5mg. up to 3 times daily yesterday. Doc said try this, but if that doesn't work, its epidural cervical injections and possible surgery. I'm worried about addiction now, w/ all these pills they throw at me.
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!
Endo has been the major distributor of oxymorphone throughout the world and currently markets oxymorphone in the United States and elsewhere as Opana and Opana ER. Opana is available as 5 mg and 10 mg tablets; Opana ER, an extended-release form of oxymorphone, is available as tablets in strengths of 5 mg, 7½ mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg.
Morphine is lower in strength than Oxycodone but Oxymorphone is the strongest pain medicine available in pill form. The next tier up from Oxymorphone is Fentanyl. Even with taking 36 norcos a day, you are not opioid tolerant enough for oxymorphone or fentanyl. You need to be on 60 mg of morphine a day consistently for at least 1-2 weeks before switching to oxymorphone or fentanyl. There is also Dilaudid which is slightly weaker than oxymorphone.
Hello Worried, In my opinion you have a right to be concerned. Opana is Oxymorphone and very similar to Morphine. It may or may not produce a euphoria for you. Morphine has never effected me in that manner. A medication web-site says, "Oxymorphone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Oxymorphone should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction.
So I needed to take pain pills I was taking OPANA oxymorphone 10mg about 10-15/day. Clearly after 8 1/2months I was addicted and scared to death. But last friday I gave the remainder of pills to my sponsor and went thru withdrawal. By Saturday evening I was pretty sick so I started Subutex and that at first made me sicker. But after about 4 days I came out of it. Plus I was going to 2 meetings per day. I think the subutex helped a little.
OPANA, like OPANA ER, contains oxymorphone, an opioid agonist and Schedule II controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to morphine and can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit. Its a schedule 2 drug and it is not twice as strong as oxycotin........Opana comes in 5-10-20 and 40 mgs......... May i ask why your taking this med?
For some reason, I find that the opiates that are less on the euphoria side seem to work better. I use the Fentanyl patch which has no euphoria what so ever and works great for the pain. Keep in mind that this is only my opinion.
I have been taking 20 mg a day of oxymorphone for the last 10 weeks.I went through withdrawls on this stuff one other time and it was horrible.I was abusing it and other drugs at the time.This time I have been taking it in the prescribed amount.I want to get off of it but Im scared to death of going through the withdrawl nightmare again.Have I been taking a large enough dose of this stuff to cause withdrawls?
It is a step down but you could combine a 5 mg and a 10 mg tablet to equal 30 mg of oxycodone. Because of incomplete cross tolerance due to Opana IR (oxymorphone) being a totally different opioid, you could have great success with it as a breakthrough pain med. Dilaudid and Opana IR are the only IR pills stronger than oxycodone on the market. The next tier up would be the fentanyl lollipops or buccal tablets. Good luck. Let us know how things go.
However, they also do not give you the euphoria of the Oxys, they are both long lasting medications. Methadone needs to be taken daily at the clinic to which you will be tied to for the rest of your life, no vacations to Disney land. Suboxone is more expensive, you need to wait until you are experiencing some withdrawals before your first dose otherwise it will cause withdrawals, and it is extremely hard to get off of. On top of it, it is hardly without side effects, do your research.
I was pretty tempted to do a few lines of my usual oxycodone/hydromorphone/oxymorphone mix I have sitting on my nightstand (it has been there since I decided to quit) to help with the fairly severe pain I had. But I didnt give in. Besides, I dont think the opiates would have even given me much pain relief from the burn. I was definately tempted though. Overall, im feeling MUCH better now than I was when I first came to this site on day 1-2 of my withdrawal.
Some times that is not the case. I too found that Morphine tended to make me more sleepy. I didn't get a euphoria from it, just a bit sleepy. I had greater releif with the oxycodone. Remember all our systems are different. I think you will just have to try it before you know what if any side effects you notice from it. I would not be overly concerned about attending parent orientation. Just do your best. Take all the literature offered. Hopefully someone will also be attending with you.
There is also the newer opioids, Tramadol, is a synthetic partial opioid and also acts as a rapidly short acting SNRI anti-depressant, so that leads to some of the euphoria felt, but it is overall very weak, in terms of abuse, but it is very addictive like vicodin because of its unique abilities. Most people who take tramadol are not told that it is addictive cuz it is currently unscheduled in the US making it easy and prescribed all the time.
there is opana ER( oxymorphone- very very potent, stronger than heroin, but in a time release provides pain relief all day), then there is now fentanyl patches that last up to 72 hrs, theya re measured in micrograms and is super potent about 9 times as strong as H.fentanyl w/o the patch only alst 2 hrs max and has a super rush, but is significantly slowed down from the patches time release mechanism..
The Opana (oxymorphone) I take is 2 times stronger than percocet. However, despite this revelation that percocet is more than 1.5 times the strength of norco, it is not too strong of a leap for you. Many people are prescribed percocet who don't take opioids on a regular basis for things such as dental procedures or post surgery pain. Less than 1% of chronic pain patients get addicted to their pain medication.
I was brought in immediately and he asked me some questions and then ordered oxymorphone stat and gave me a tablet of flexeril, and got on the phone with a neurosurgeon then left a message with my ortho. He wrote me a script for Percocet 10mg every 4 hours (5 day supply) and told me to see my ortho as soon as possible and gave me 4 tabs of the oxycodone so I wouldn't have to find a pharmacy at 1AM (I only took percocet 5mg every 4 hours, 10mg was pretty high of a dose).
He said it was caused by my body getting used to the Opana (oxymorphone) and Oxy's. I am no fool nor a stranger to drug addiction. I was a heavy meth (iv) drug user and have tried everything from heroin to ecstacy. I am over 6 years clean on street drugs. I know see myself slipping into a haze of pharm addiction. I am thinkning about using the valium to fight off anxiety from quiting the norco before i am physically addicted to the opana and oxy. Any thoughts?
Reality is that if you are looking at being on strong narcotic medication for a very long time/life then you need to keep in mind that going to the end/close to the end of scale is in most cases NOT a good idea, as it leaves you with relatively few places to go. Oxymorphone.... Methadone... and the likes...... 2. I have heard a lot of people talk about dex. and as I write this I am trying to find someones post from a different forum to post here (minus the name) to explain it better.
When that didn't work, they cave me percocet, then oxymorphone and morphine with increasing doses. I decided when I finished this last Rx, I would quit. That was 2 days ago. The first day was bad: profuse sweating, restlessness, achey calves, chills, and diarrhea. The only thing that helped was submerging myself in a hot bath with Epsom salts. I called my Internist and he phoned in clonidine 0.1 mg (take 1 twice a day) for the shakes, and Lomotil (take 1-2 up to 4 tmes daily) for diarrhea.
Are you interested in Opioid euphoria?,Opioids are not universally addictive,I am not too bad either,I like the euphoria but get sick(bored) of the feeling and end up going straught,many times I have done this,even when I am using Opioids and physically and psychologically dependent on them,I do not feel addicted or out of control.I choose when to start and when to stop and never complain!.
But it is still an opiate - it just doesn't cause a high or euphoria that will make it as tempting to abuse. Detoxing from it will be like other opiates - physically it's horrible. But if you switch to taking other opiates you are just going to be prolonging the inevitable if your desire is to quit, and since you've already put some time into detoxing I'm guessing that is the intent? I'd hate to see you waste time already spent detoxing...
fentanyl, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. Some of the possible REMS being considered include: • Removing extended-release forms of the drugs from the market. • Requiring doctors to have special education and certification to dispense the drugs. • Requiring pharmacists to have special certification to dispense the drugs. • Dispensing the drug to patients only in specific health care settings. • Monitoring each patient using the drug.
I had a close relative on the patch and she was give oxymorphone suppositories until the patch started to work. (she suffered cancer pain) The other question was in reference to a long acting opiate. There a few short acting opiates that are in a slow release formulation,but they have all the disadvantages of short acting opiates. These medicines IMO are very good pain relievers but they are very disturbing to the endorphin neurtransmiters.
It stopped my back pain after my surgery beautifully, and because it was long acting, it did not produce the euphoria that the vicoprofen did, so I did not try to chase a high with it. My Doc switiched me back to vicoprofen after the most acute phase of my pain was over, and I am sorry that he did..because I am FAR more likely to abuse vicoprofen than the oxycontin, since it gets me high, and the oxy never did. Granted, I did not know that people chew and crush the oxy's to get high..
Morphine 20mg..............Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) 10mg..............Oxymorphone (Numorphan) 200-300mg.....Propoxyphene (Darvocet) 150mg............
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