sounds like the two are similar, maybe ask a pharmacist or ask your PM dr. kadian is a lower pain med than oxy- just wondering why you are going backwards- are you trying to quit oxy? kadian was one of the first meds i was prescribed, i had a good run with it for about
6 months (thats a long time for me) and we tried the patch next- hated it- then to methadone and then oxy, 10, 20, 40, 60, now 80. its at a good level for me now. i tried morphine ir, i had no idea it had sulfa in it (i'm allergic) and had a rough time for about
a week and then read that sulfa was in it and had to take my script
back- dispose and back to oxycodone (i'm subbing dilaudid until oxycodone returns). i have been all over the map with meds. while i was in the hospital (that was the whole pain patch and they didn't carry them so my PCP had me on the morphine sulfate er) which worked great but again while i was (luckily) already in the hospital had allergic reaction to it. so i really didn't have much chance to evaluate the morphine sulfates you are asking about
. i can recommend oxycontin for me it works well.
btw, i saw you are looking for a PM dr, i don't know if you are willing to drive to tampa, thats where i live, but my drs are fantastic. its a large practice with several drs and 2
locations here. they have everything on site, mri, pharmacy, pt, wellness center even. they are great. i have been with them for four years and nothing but kind and understanding with me. same for my husband. they have an outpatient surgery center a block away from one of the
locations. they do all kinds of nerve blocks, nerve & pain pumps, etc. if you read my other post you can see i am about
to get on the pain pump. let me know if you want their info.... i know its a long drive. good luck otherwise in your search i know its hard.
80mg 2x's daily; Oxycodone
30mg 5xs daily; Zanaflex
4mg 3x's daily; Restoril
15mg 1x; Soma
3x's daily; Lyrica
100mg 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan
25mg (as needed); Amitriptyline
25mg 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta
60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Abilify
5mgs at bedtime (depression); Metoclopram
(as needed) & Senokot
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