First of all, been away from forum for awhile, my heart goes out to those in bad situations and chronic pain. I had alot of catching up today here.
I myself have been miserable since beginning of this month. Couldnt figure it out so i visited with my PM doc this evening. My first question was is there a difference between brands? Certainly, especially with generics. For a year now ive been taking Watson 10/325,s for breakthru, five a day. Start of May, i switched phamacies for a change, i thought it would make it easier that the wife and i have same. When i got my monthly scripts, they took me from watson to Mallies on the 10/325,s. The result was ive been in more pain than ive been in than a long time. Seems that in the generic form, the amount of narcotic,s in the pill is so varied from batch to batch. It can be somewhere between 80 to 100 in the generic and a definite 100 percent in the brand. The generic is not strictly regulated, less narcotic and sell same amount of pills equals easy money. If anywhere when the govt wants to go after some manufacturer thats where they could do some good for the people who need it for pain and try to save a few bucks buying generic, but then again they need to get what they are paying for saving money or not. It should be constant, same amount, no shortcuts for it is WE who feel the difference in the pocketbook and our quality of life. I know the age old arguement of everyone is different, the reception, effect of medicine varies from person to person. Well, if a company does not fully comply with the said amount of ingredients, it is us to whom it matters. Vent. Now im stuck with nearly half months supply and look forward to next months scripts, brand.
Hope things get better for alot of you, you are all in my prayers.