Haven't been on for awhile. With the Holidays and our vacation I kinda got away from computers for a little bit.
Anyway some may know I had issues getting Percocet each month so I asked my PM Dr. if he could prescribe Opana since the Pharmacy next door stocked it. He agreed that I shouldn't jump through hoops to get meds.
One month earlier I switched from Xartemis XR to the Fentanyl patch. The Xartemis XR is non-addictive slow (I mean really slow) dissolving 12 hour daily med. This didn't seem to help me at all so he switched me to Fentanyl 50mcg.
This was the only ones he changed and kept my Nucynta 200 ER and Soma 250 (night time only) alone. The first month with Opana they gave me a small pink pill. Well I don't think it worked very well even in tandem with Nucynta. I was told the smaller white ones are more effective. The pharmacy also gave me a different Fentanyl brand (was using Watson they replaced it with Mallikrodt?) and this also seemed like it wasn't working. It couldn't be a brand thing.
So on Wednesday when I gave the pharmacy my scripts I asked for the Watson patch and the white Opana (which I believe is the genric). Well now that I have both these I can easily manage my pain now. Nothing changed except the brand name. Some may not believe me but I can tell you there was a difference on day 1.