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Posted by ila
on March 03, 2000 at 08:18:14:
In Reply to: Re: MS-Contin posted by JR on March 02, 2000 at 10:17:06:
Hello JR. Thanks for the info. It seems obvious that I should stay on oxy. I've recently received info from Dr. Whitworth re. neuro drugs. Have you read it? Be a good idea if you did. May avert the need for you to hit MSCont. If nothing else, I have heard that it is a very addictive drug with side effects. Well it would have wouldn't it - it has high doses of morphine. Maybe Dr. Whitworth could help you with that one.
If you don't mind, would like to pick your brain about oxycontin. What side effects did you have?? Was it worth it?? Did you have side effects coming off it?? You seem to have the same spinal problem I have, do your hands spasm/jerk?? Does your pain include burning, knife/pin prick hits, sharp, painful spasms through the back etc.?? If so, are you receiving assistance from a GP who knows about chronic pain?? Do you have major problems with pelvis/sacrum instability?? What do your medical support team do about it?? Please advise - regards, Ila:
: Hello to you and welcome to the board. Unfortunately I can't answer your questions, no doubt this drug will give side effects and withdrawal problems but from what I'm told, until you are pain free, it will be worth the pain. Just remember, you're not addicted to drugs you're dependent on drugs. Took me a long time, but that fact has finally sifted through the thick outer skin of my subconscious.
: : I have a question for you, what were percocets like?? Did they touch/help any of the pain inhibitors?? I'm on oxycontin at the present time. Although these help a bit, the pain is still everpresent. Answer will be appreciated.
: Hello, oxy-contin and percocets are the same drug in differenent form. I believe percocet is 5mg oxycodone with tylenol while oxycontin is either 20mg or 40 mg oxycodone in a slow, continuous release form with out the tylenol. Therefor 1 20 mg oxy-contin has 4x the oxycodone but is delivered over about a 12 hour period. I found oxy- contin was much more effective because is kept a sustained level of the active ingredient in my blood. But it had side effects. By the way I started MS-Contin and it is working wonders. I am not even limping right now. I am worried about working while taking this. But I think it will allow me to do things that I could not do in years. Best wishes. JR
: : : Hello. I am suffering. Alot of pain after two level cervical discectomy with fusion and plating & failed lumbar laminectomy. Levels are c-5,c-6, c-7. L-5 S-1.
: : : Have been on meds for 13 months. Recently had tywo Razcs procedures wich did not even touch pain & weakness in left lower extremity. Just started taking MS-Contin after trying Oxy-Contin,Percocet,Hydrocodone and Methadone. Went through nasty times after stoping previous meds.
: : : Will MS-Contin produce horrible effects when I stop taking it? Do not like being medicated but can not fuction at all without. If anyone has any insight please e-mail me. I would be very happy with any info that you could supply. Thank you.
: : : Hope you all feel better soon. JR