Re: Opana ER 10mg
just had to jump in here about my experience with OPANA-i too had awful side effects but NO, NONE, NADA pain relief. oxymorphone(opana) is a very powerful pain medication. But not when taken orally, when taken orally the bioavailibility is very low-10% to be exact-which means that after opana passes thru stomach, kineys,liver,etc etc-only 10% reaches your cns, which SUCKS. it is a very weak pain medicine when delivered orally but does help some people and that is great. but i deal with some pretty vicious, intractable pain due to sever injuries from a BUS accident where i was nearly killed; resulting in permanent painful injuries. and i did give opana a chance-over two months, and i suffered needlessly-and in silence because i didnt want to bother my doctor because he is always so kind and patient with me, but i got to where i couldnt walk evan with my cane,stopped eating, insomnia due to severe pain big time.
when i stood i nearly passed out the pain was so out of control. i was taking 40mg the highest dose 3 times day with the opana(non-er) 10 about 5 times a day. i thought it was me because my doctor told me "you are on the cadillac of pain medicines now and you are going to get good relief"; evan cut back my bt meds, said i wouldnt need them. m pain was so high it was unbelievable, i stayed in my bed curled up shrieking in pain.
Finally my husband said this is nuts! He tried to get me into see my Dr earlier and he evan told them i was having some kinda bad reaction to the medication and was outta my mind in pain-but they told my husband they were overbooked and "too busy" to work me in and per my doctor i would have to wait to my reg sched appt.
Now i know my doctor and i know he would have never have said that; and i am sure he was not made aware that i was having a sincere EMERGENCY.
So my husband said F@#% this i am taking you to the ER-they were really nice, i brought thr opana with me n told about the sick n bizarre side effects-er doctor had nurse shoot me up with dilaudid andsome ativan, and said he was gonna call my PM his-self, find out what the hell was going on-i told him good luck getting past his gustapo staff n he laughed-he got my dr on the phone-he told er dr he had no clue about any of this and to tell me to come over to his office now-and after i told him yhr hell itold him about my ordeal he put me on ms contin 100mg 2a day,msir 30mg,and oxycodone 10mg to alternate with msir, n pain so wicked still after a wk went up to ms contin er 100mg 3 a day. i handle the constipation with vegatable laxative,works great n you can get a bottle of 100 for abouy 3 bucks.
now mind you this was only MY experience with Opana, and still there are others just lere are others who just loved it. do some research on " opana and you will find scores of folks with experiences same as mine! Sorry so long but wanted you to know rhe real deal
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