OP oxycontin ?

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spinal soldier
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   Posted 9/15/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
hey yall, how are you all doing. if underthebus reads this i want you to know i really appreciate your inquires to my well being, i have had a bad pain flare since that stupid hurricane passed by and now we have Igor that might get close. the low pressure in these storms makes the metal in my back creek and crack. it's tough for my to sit at the computer and type as sorry as that is but i know many of you can relate. my question is directed to the oxycontin people hear. i just switched from MScontin 100mg 2x a day to Oxycontin 60mg 2x per day. the reason is since my recent flare i have not had great control with the MScontin due to a tolerance to morphine starting to well up and i did not want to take that to the next step up due to sedation. my saint of a doctor asked if i want to rotate to a different controlled release med. and the most effective for me balanced with cost and side effects is Oxycontin. he started me with 60mg 2x. it has been a while since i have gotten a Oxycontin perscription and the tablet has changed from OC imprinted to OP and 60 on opposite side; my pharmacist said somthing about new formulations. has anybody gotten theOP imprint and is it any different? thanks for the help.

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   Posted 9/15/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Spinal Soldier, from what I understand the OP is a new formulation and it is much harder to abuse! It contains a chemical which makes it sticky if crushed so it can not be snorted and if you add liquid to it, then it gels so it can not be injected. My sister has been on them for a while and just got the OP's and she said that it does seem to take a little longer to kick in in the morning, but she seems to get a little bit longer lasting relief! Anyway....hope they help you!

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Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

spinal soldier
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   Posted 9/16/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you antbuggey or becky, that sounds exactly right after taking 2 doses over the last 24hrs. and i think it works just about like the older version. have a good painless happy day.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008

current Rx: MScontin 100mgs 2x, dilaudid 8mgs 4x p.r.n.phenergan 25mg 3x prn, cymbalta 60mg 1x,Adderall 20mgs 2x zanaflex 4mg 3x, relafen 1000mg 1x, xanax 0.5mg 2x prn
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