Oxymorphone vs oxycontin

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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!
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
i am almost 3 months clean from an oxycontin habit......oxycontin is a very powerful drug......i started with percosets from injuries from a car accident and i just kept getting worse and worse really till they put me on oxy's........but im clean.....was hell but i did it....now staying clean is the hard part ive learned......
I know Percocet has both Oxymorphone AND Acetaminophen in it, and Oxycontin has Oxymorphone only. I'm not certain what the Acetaminophen brings to the table as far as drug-interactions go, but your statement that the Perc and the Oxy are the same (2x5mg vs. 1x10mg) sounds about right. Maybe someone in the Pain-Management Community would know. They're VERY familiar with narcotic pain-meds over there (as it's a part of their daily lives), so they might know better.
So if you remember I converted your total daily dose of Fentanyl to Oxycontin and it came out to be 210 mg of Oxycontin. That is 150 mg of Oxycontin less than what you were taking through Fentanyl vs. 90 mg of Oxycontin more than you were taking. It now makes perfect sense to me why you are in so much pain on the Fentanyl. Converting 360 mg of Oxycontin to Fentanyl results in 150 mcg/hr...this is conservative.
I beg to differ on the MS-Contin Vs. Oxycontin. Oxycontin is much stronger. Oxycodone is the most active opiate orally, I think the yield is something like 70%, as opposed to morphine, which is about 40%. If you are slamming them, they are much closer, but just about every addict I have ever asked who has tried both drugs, orally and IV, says that OC's blow MS's away, in terms of the high. Pain patients are generally given OC's for more severe pain, or so I have heard/read.
And Oxycontin is oxycodone in extended release form. There are also other long acting meds beside Oxycontin that you could look into such as Oxymorphone (Opana), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and Fentanyl which all have a potency that is greater than morphine. My appointment is Jan 3rd, I will let you know how it goes.
Oxy? As in Oxycontin, Oxymorphone, Oxycodone? Have you ever tried any of those? The Oxy's work better for me than the Hydro's for pain relief.
And ironicly I was reading today at the gym where many bodybuilders were now just discovering Oxycontin as an alternative to Nubain. That does not suprise me, but is very scary nonetheless. I am so happy I never got that far gone, because I'm not so sure I could've made it. Stay strong everyone.
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've been here on and off for the last few years due to an Oxycontin addiction. As I've done about 5 time before, I decided to go cold turkey again last week. I've only made it past day 3 one time before this week. Each time it's been harder and harder because my tolerance has been higher and higher at each point I've gone cold turkey in the past few years. This time, I was one 150mg of Oxycodone (10 x 15mg) and 80mg of Opana (Oxymorphone) per day. I've always crushed and snorted them.
Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone. Although not completely surprised, I was appalled to find out that many of these patients developed a dependency to the drug after they were given a prescription for a very small injury. In my opinion, most of the responsibility lays with the medical professionals, not with the patient.
My next appointment is comming up and I was wondering what pain meds are long acting so I can suggest some to my pain specialist. Someone on the thread also mentioned that oxycontin and ms contin are not considered long acting pain meds even though they are slowly released into the system because the active drug is only a short acting one itself, is this true?
And within 2 years I was taking up to 30 10mg pills a day and had also cross addicted to Oxycontin, because the perks werent enough. But there is hope and it is not fun at first but it is so worth it. I would definetly try and find a program that you can participate in so you have the support you need to get through the hard times. Because I can tell you it is a rollercoaster. I just graduated and out patient program that I was in for almost a year and it saved my life.
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.
As to what is normal. The doctor is correct. Age plays a factor. Download the Age vs (Average) Testosterone chart in the Files area. If you look it over you will see that at your level it would be "normal" but you would need to be over 100 years old! Not good. The average normal level at your age is over 600 ng/dL and the current thinking from the AACE guidelines is that levels under 325 ng/dL are the new treatment (or further diagnosis at least) indicated.
Morphine 20mg..............Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) 10mg..............Oxymorphone (Numorphan) 200-300mg.....Propoxyphene (Darvocet) 150mg............
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