This is exactly what I was hoping for...stories about someone using Opana ER..and especially from someone that took Methadone first....That was very helpful
I did try to change to Morphine from Methadone once but the Doc didn't taper me before starting me on the Morphine so it was a disaster!!!! I was on 120 mg. Methadone and he put me on 120 of Morphine...I thought he was a specialist in Pain Management...at least, that's what it says on his info. page.....so I was shocked by how he handled it.
He wrote me Opana (regular kind) when it was hard to find the Oxycodone but I couldn't afford $700 for a months worth...I didn't have insurance at the time. Now that I know that TennCare covers it I might try it...Would I have to have both scripts at first? To start the tapering? I know that the ER kind is like Oxycontin as far as it being Timed Released...but other then that....are they alike?
I know NOTHING about Hydromorphone or Oxymorphone...only what I've read....so any knowledge is greatly appreciated..
Thanks for all the info and experiences...it helps me.