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spinal soldier
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   Posted 11/19/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
how is the opana compared to the two morphine sulfate ERs 60mgs? 40 of oxymorphone technically is 120-200mgs of morphine depending on your system.

shaw31
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   Posted 11/22/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea my doc has me on 20mg am and 20mg pm. I think it works a bit better. I think if I were to take morphine again I would have to dose 3x day. The opana for me only needs to be dosed 2xday which I like better. I am a bit more tired on opana but that may subside. Nothing can touch the way methadone works for me but as my previous posts state I cannot be prescribed methadone because of new FL laws. I could go on and on about that but I wont. I am in the process of finding a doc who is willing to prescribe it.

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ReactiveConstellationNE
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   Posted 11/22/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't take those conversion ratios too literally. They're not even always really accurate to the averages, and each opiate can have highly variable absorption in the digestive system from person to person.
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spinal soldier
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   Posted 11/22/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
hey there, the opana may very well keep up with methadone if you get the dose right. i have seen a friend get perscribed 120mg 3x day. this is not florida were the new law is. oxymorphone has some similarities with methadone; it last 9-10 hours when taken regularly which is more than most pain meds exept for methadone. methadone at high doses saturates you body tissues and has effects on different neurotransmitters like NMDA/glutamate.oxymorphone is a metabolite of oxycodone but is about 4?x more potent with a longer halflife. methadone gives me nightmares so it anything but that for me. good luck and if 20mg a day is not gettin it let them know because the might be used to titrating that a little more.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,

current Rx: morphine sulfate ER 10OMg q8 , roxicodone 30-60mg prn,vistaril50mg prn nausea, Lyrica 150mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M. 10mg PM prn, Soma 350 mg 3X, Relafen 1000mg 1x, alprazolam o.5 mg, Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 2000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, GABA 750mg,

spinal soldier
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   Posted 11/22/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
the drowsiness may get worse the higher the dose because it's real strong, so maybe you could try a mild stimulant that may help your pain like provigil or wellbutrin.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,

current Rx: morphine sulfate ER 10OMg q8 , roxicodone 30-60mg prn,vistaril50mg prn nausea, Lyrica 150mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M. 10mg PM prn, Soma 350 mg 3X, Relafen 1000mg 1x, alprazolam o.5 mg, Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 2000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, GABA 750mg,
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