Percocet vs ms contin

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My doctors have switched me from percocet to MS Contin. I have yet to take the MS Contin. The Pharm. told me it was in the same family of percocet but i am still doubtful. The MS contin is suppose to be taken every 12 hours. I am afraid that if I take one I can't take anything else for pain if it doesn't work. I would have to wait 12 hours.
I went to her asking for one more dose of the percocet for night time. She instead put me on MS contin 15 mg 3x a day. I hated it. She also gave me 60 percocet 5/325 for breakthrough pain. I didn't feel drugged up from the morphine, just tired all the time. So lazy and queasy too all the time. I told my doctor I hated the medication. SInce I was so used to percocet and it worked, she put me on oxycontin. That worked great. I felt so much better.
I know when I took MS Contin I had to take it three times a day, but with Kadian it's only twice. Kadian is in capsule form. I have also read that 20mg of Hydrocodone is supposed to be equal to 30mg of Morphine. I don't know how they came up with that because to me that just does not seem possible. The ER tabs may make you a little drowsy if you are not used to the effects. It's 30mg over a twelve hour period so hopefully you will not have too many problems.
It has worked for 10 yrs my MDD of Percocet has never exceeded 4 tabs a day other than during a recent surgery and my MS Contin has never exceeded more than 2 10mg tabs - 1 every 12 hrs. I'm pending another Multi. Surgery on my shoulder and intend to bring myself back down to the lowest doses possible as soon as I can. Remember what works for one person may not for another ALWAYS Consult a Dr before adding or changing Medications.
Very much alike as far as the high you get but MS contin is Morphine sulfate and Oxy is percocet. The Ms contin is stronger and lasts longer (given to a lot of cancer patients etc) and the Oxycontin is not as strong and is mostly given to people fir broken bones, chronic pain, etc. Hope this helped.
Could this be withdraw from the percocet even though I am on the Ms Contin ER and will it go away soon or is it just a side-effect from the MS Contin ?? It seems that if it was the MS Contin ER it would be constant ??? Thank you for any advice in advance I would really apprecite the help ... my pharmacist looked at me like I had 3 heads when I asked her these questions... she said well all I can tell you is what is in the inset , I have no personal experience with them ????
, as in OxyContin, MS-Contin, etc. So, what you have my friend, is 10 mg. Controlled Release Oxycodone Hydrochloride. OxyContin, or a generic equiv. Recreational dosage is higher than 10 mg., and is usually taken in the form of crushing and snorting, or simply just chewing the pills, as this defeats the purpose of the time releasing agent. Be warned though, this releases the whole dose of Oxycodone into your system at once, which, if your not careful, could result in an overdose.
After surgery I now feel I don't need this strong pain med any longer and my other pain can be handled by a weaker pain med like percocet. My question is what are some of the quickest ways to detox from the MS Contin, my Drs want to ween me off the MS contin with a program that decreases the amount i'm taking by 10Mgs per week which will take at least 18 weeks.
this is what my pharmacist told me when I was switched to MS Contin. MS Contin is also morphine in long acting form but is made by a different manufacturer. Given what you provided, I think you should consider discussing this with your pain management physician. After crossing over to a new opioid medication, it can take 1-2 or several titrations before the medicine is optimal.
two 20mg Oxycontins, Two 1mg xanax,, 4 soma And 3 vicoden ES, a day ,,I dont know How much morphine you take but I have taken the MS contin 100mg befor, and they did nothig, I took and bite a 100mg pill;. Morphine is no where near as strong as oxycontin, I just dont like It when people put down opiate meds because they are hard enough to get without Drug abusers going around saying how bad they are;.;. my web page ...commnity.webtv.
4) there is no significant difference between MS-contin, Kadian, Oxy-contin and methadone as far as the brain is concerned. 5) if you spill hot mcdonalds coffee on your hand under the sign that says, "watch out, hot coffee," you will get burned. This is an example of the improper use of a technology. 6) we need short, quick-acting opiates, and slow, long-acting opiates. One size does not fit all.
Yeah, a pain management doc, if good, would put you on something for long-term pain such as MS-Contin. A med like that is time release and will provide consistent relief without getting you too ****** up at any one time. Couple things I've heard about pain management docs: they're not always on top of their game, sometimes requiring you to consult more than one before you find one right for you.
I have some medical issues that I've controlled w/pain mgt drugs and plaquenil. I had been on ms contin for a very long time up to 30mg 4 times a day. I lost my medical and ran out of my pills a while back. I've been on pain mgt pills for several years. Now back when I ran out it was the first time I'd ever gone w/o my meds. I thought I was going to die. I'd never gone through wd before and frankly never want to go through it again. I have since found a new Dr.
My PCP took me off 6 lortab 10s a day to put me on the 50 mg patch. I thought at first "This is a heavy med, I hope it doesn't knock me out" but when I first put on the patch I kept waiting for it to really "kick in". Then when they switched me from the patch to morphine (MS Contin 30mg) I thought "This is a really heavy med, this one is definetly gonna make me loopy", but it really didn't either and I barely felt it work.
I have chronic pain, but not as much as my chronic drug use, I think it started with percocet last year, Before that, I would never even take anything except tramadol for my pain, I was in an abusive relationship, I got knocked out and that is when it started, percs all day everyday for about 4 months, when I was tired of chasing those, I started the tramadol and the ms contin, which is some pretty ****** stuff but when you think about it, its hard to get it, I would steal from people to get it,
Lately, I've been lurking in the MGH chronic pain forum and have learned that quite a number of people have graduated to methadone. Many were on Oxy Contin, MS Contin, Percodan etc. Have you checked out the MGH forums? I thought that in one of your past posts you said you had an ongoing problem with spinal pain. Just wondering.
At the time I left the store I was up to 36 Percocet a day (12, 3x per day).Right at the end I started taking MS Contin(Morphine, delayed-release from same co. as Oxycontin), and Dilaudid and injecting them both. It's now quite a few years later...I am currently snorting Heroin. I do about 18 bags a day. For those of you that take the pills and feel that you would never try Heroin, don't kid yourself! Thats what I said when I had access to all the Rx stuff I wanted, and by the way...
I was on MS Contin for about a year before switching to Opana ER and before the MS Contin I was on short-acting opioids only. I have Percocet for break through pain, which isn't helping much anymore. I plan to talk with my doctor about a different breakthrough pain medicine as he only wants me to take a max of 3 per day which hasn't been very useful to me. I do hope that the injection will reduce my need for breakthrough pain medicine but it will only be temporary.
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?
I have heard people say they got better relief from 10mg Lortabs vs. 10mg Percocet. Which should not be the case due to the scheduling of opiates. Although sometimes this occurs. Personally for me Oxycodone has always been better. I can take a 5mg Percocet and get better pain relief than a 10mg Hybro. Same with Morphine. I do not react to morphine very well at all. In fact Ms contin does not affect me even at 60mg. Although 60mg of Oxycontin will pretty much send me for a loop.
I know coming off of oxy you feel like your in hell but withdrawing from methadone will make the oxy withdrawal feel like a stomach ache. I just did 8 months at the methadone clinic, I jumped off of MS Contin, I was taking 4 100 mg MS Contins a day. I was still in severe pain most of the time so I went to my doc and the only idea he had left was to switch me to the 200 mg pills. I got upset and decided I wasn't taking them no more.
lyrica, cymbalta, etolac, percocet, ms contin, zanaflex! They HAD me on MAJOR strong stuff 3-5 yrs. ago including: Dilata's, Methadone, Soma & Clonopin. Couldn't handle ALL the side effects & was house bound & became severely depressed & OVERSLEPT constantly. ============================================================ In the PAST my dr. has tried EVERYTHING........... w/ my chronic pain: tramadol, darvocet, vicodin, loratab, celexa, bextra, MANY diff.
I have suffered from serious back pain caused by spinal stenosis for about 8 years. for the last 2 years, i have been taking percocet in the strength of 5/325. I usually take 4-5 over the course of a 20 hour day. my Dr. writes me a rx for 120 every month. I am at the point where i want to stop relying on painkillers, and the anxiety that comes with " what do i do if i run out early?"....
Was taking anywhere from 20-30 10mg percocet or 7.5mg vicoprofen a day and I needed to quit. I started to research detox facilities because I knew the wd would be bad, had done it many times before and didn't want to go through it alone again. I came across the gov site for suboxone. I was very thrilled to know I could avoid withdrawal and thought it to be a miracle and an answer to my prayers.
My latest addiction in life is morphine. I am on 15mg. ms contin to be taken no more than 4x daily. I take it as a result of bone pain. However, the pain is no longer that bad but ofcourse I am addicted to the pills. My doctor has warned me also. In fact he tried to wean me off of 4x daily to 3x. However, being the addict that I am, I could not comply! In fact, the sad truth is that I take 4 AT ONE TIME.
I was treated with VERY strong narcotics (lortab 10 up to 6x a day, and MS contin 15mg 3x a day, and they gave me Xanax .5 up to 3x a day but I stopped with those because they gave me headaches even though they helped with the tension)...but because I was so young, I voluntarily came off of the strong drugs and tried therapies with lower dose painkillers. During and after the birth of my daughter my headaches were mild and manageable, but a few months after she was born they got worse again...
As someone else on here said, I use Ultram (tramadol) when I don't have percocet to avoid the withdrawal. When I take the Ultram, I won't have any withdrawal at all but if I wouldn't have either one, I would go right into opiate withdrawal. The good part of the tramadol though is I don't crave them the way I want the Percocets. I'm going to try my best to keep cutting back the Ultram to wean myself off all of these meds... I have been on pain meds for 10 years from an auto accident.
I know how you feel, I took vicodin for 3 years, up to 12 a day then moved into the great world of oxy contin, taking up to 160 mg a day which was absolutely insane, I'm only 22 years old, I graduated in may from a well known college and am now working for a great company, however, its funny how we can keep things so quiet....... I'm now taking at times 3 vicodin a day, but other then that I'm doing very well.
I have so much swelling in my feet and legs that it really puts pressure in the knee capsule spaces causing more pain. I take MS contin for chronic low back pain following 4 back surgeries and also for the knee pain.I had 4 bilateral knee scopes with meniscus repairs prior to the TKR's. The doctor put me on Celebrex to hopefully reduce the amount of fluid retention and to help with inflammation, but it has not helped and the knee pain is now worse than ever.
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