Hello chompers23, just a little more input from nini53. I think it depends on who your doctor is and what they are saying, I am saying I once asked my doctor if he thought I should take oxycontin, instead of morphine, his reply to me was there was no difference in the strenght of the medications.
Now while I dont agree with him, I am not going to argue with him about it either. I am doing ok on what I take now which is 60mg of morphine 3xday, 10mg. percocet for breakthrough, and neurontin 300mg 3xday.
Before he became my pm doctor which is almost a year now. I had been on methadone. I will say this I had some minor withdrawal systems while switching from methadone to morphine, now of course thats gone. Also when I see him again for my monthly visit June1, I will be getting some kind of change in my meds because what I am taking is just not holding up, and I have been at the same strength for more than 3 years. I mispoke before, I actually was taken off of methadone by my previous pm doctor, the man was so paranoid about prescriping methadone when I started with him some time in 2009, after 3 months of prescriping methadone, he explained that either I take another pain med or go to another doctor. I changed because at that time, I had no time to research for another doctor. Withdrawal was not an option. Once was enough for me, its pure awful, I wont go through it again.
I trust my pharmacist more than my doctor, when I ask her a question, she knows what shes talking about. Just one more thing, I was taking diludid 4mg. when I was on methadone for bt pain. I agree at least for me it was one of the most least expensive meds I have been given, the pain med that was the very least expensive was methadone. I wont go into my entire conspiricy theory about the cost of meds.
So hoping everythings works out for you, and wishing you low pain days and many of them.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson