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   Posted 11/18/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,  well my doc and I decided the morphine was not doing the trick.  I just felt as if my pain was not being covered effectively and it (morphine cr) did not last the whole 12 hrs.  Anyway my doc prescribed opana 20mg er x 12 hrs and still oxycodone for b/t.  I have now been on it for 2 days.  I seem to be a bit more tired on it but it is a new med and we all know with new meds its takes a bit to get used to them.  My pain levels this morning when I woke were about a 6.  I always have elevated pain levels in the AM (as most of you do) because of my job.  I work late at night on my feet for 8-10 hrs non-stop on hard floors.  So,  I do expect pain.  It is what it is.  I usually have to take a b/t med along with my long acting when I get up to help knock my pain levels down.  I still do not beleive the opana is as good a pain reliever as the methadone i was on but it has only been two days.  I will say this.  Switching  from methadone to morphine cr was much much harder than going from morphine cr to opana.  I am not having any withdrawals that I can notice.  I definitly had withdrawals during the first transition.  Also, with a coupon I found online the opana is only 20 bucks with my insurance.  I had heard it was extremely expensive.  I looked at my prescription insert and it said your insurance saved you 400 bucks.  I am happy about that!  So,  if any of you have any experiences (good or bad or both) with opana please share.  I would love to know how it does with your pain levels.  I will keep in touch to let you all know how I am doing on my new medicine.  P.S.  I will have to tell you that I think I may have it pretty easy in that I have a great doctor.  I hear some of you on here (including myself in the past with my old doc) say my doc is a ..... and my doc doesnt do this or that for me.  My doc listens and always takes into account my suggestions.  I really think its that fact I have never given him a reason not to trust me.  I am honest with him and he with me.  Anyway now I am rambling.  Have a great pain free day!!
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