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   Posted 8/29/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

I haven't posted in a while, but I have been reading all the threads. Great job to the forum moderators, you all are great! I feel like I am really getting somewhere now. I have such a fantastic team of pain specialists that I am seeing and I finally and feeling some hope. But at any rate, I was wondering if anyone out there is using Kadian for pain? I was using Tylenol #3, but it wasn't handling my constant pain, just my breakthrough pain. I took my first one tonight, and to be honest. I don't feel like I took anything for pain. Anyone else out there on time release pain medication?



Fibro, IBS, Acid Reflux, Migraines.

lexapro, tylenol, naproxyn

B-12. Malic Acid, Resveratol, Fish Oil, D-Ribose

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   Posted 8/29/2008 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Renee,
My husband took Kadian after one of his car accidents. He has a tolerance to almost all pain meds and had to take several before he found this one. It worked for him but was very expensive--can't remember why our insurance didn't cover it. Anyway, when I want to know real peoples' experience with a medication, I check it out on this website:
I ask in this forum as well but have found this webite to be incredibly informative.

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   Posted 8/29/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Kadian and have for several months. I weaned off the Fent patch...NO fun. It was not good for me at all...I like Kadian, and I am receiving it FREE until the end of the year b/c I went to their website. I don't want to get in trouble w/ the forum...don't know if I can give the link...but it's the name of the drug with .com at the end. you can receive up to $50 off your copay each month if you have insurance. It is a VERY expensive drug, my copay should be $30 each month, but every little bit helps, right? they send you a card that you give to your pharmacist, and they do all the paperwork. i was able to sign up online and got my card VERY quickly. I don't work for them, I don't sponsor them...I'm just glad that it's one medication that I don't have to pay for right now...I don't believe there is a generic for it. I hope that I haven't done anything "wrong". nono I'm just trying to help! I love this site and the support I get from it. hope this helps---

Kim- You are being helpful, not promoting something for your own gain. This is what the forum is all about. Thank you for thinking of us all. ~Jeannie

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 8/29/2008 12:06:45 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/29/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I should note that I DO still need to take BT all other "12 or 24 hour" meds, they are not.  I take 10 mg 2 x's a day...a relatively low dose.

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   Posted 8/29/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Jeannie...I just wanted to be sure I wasn't crossing a line.  thanks for the note.



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   Posted 10/29/2015 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Renee,

I have been on Kadian since 1996 after four years of trying every kind of medication available from nerve blocks, Muscle pain pills with muscle relaxants, oxycontin, tylenol 3 with codein, etc. etc. Not one of the drugs I was on helped in any way. I was very quickly getting worse to the point I could no longer get out of bed. Disability had to bring in a care giver for me because my children were aged 12, 7 and 2. My husband left when I was sick because he couldn't handle it and was not going to be a permanent babysitter. Finally, I went sent to Dr. David Saul, a Fibromyalgia Specialist in Toronto who took all those pills away from me, put me on natural vitamins to keep my body healthy and gave me Kadian. 10mg in the morning and 10mg 12 hours later at night. Within a week I was out of bed. Within a few weeks I could actually get my kids some cereal and toast in the morning. Don't get me wrong, I was so ill and nothing was working until the kadian. As you know, it is a slow release morphine sulphate but it has been my lifesaver. I was actually at the point of being so depressed not being able to do anything for or with my kids I didn't think they were going to better with me being there if you know what I mean. Anyway, I have been on Kadian for 19 years now. When I have "flare ups" I increase to 2 or 3 pills in the morning and the same at night. After a week or two when the flare ups are better, I go back to the 1 pill in the morning and 1 at night. Other than a little constipation which is easily controlled with the food you eat, there are no side effects. I have never been told I couldn't have any other drug because of an interaction with kadian because so far in 19 years, there hasn't been anything else I have had that would interact with Kadian. This drug has been my lifesaver. Don't get me wrong, I was never able to go back to work but I did manage to raise my kids until they eventually got on with their own life and the way I was I would not have been able to do this. I just finished reading an article on facebook published from the Mayo Clinic saying that Kadian is now being recognized as the best drug available on the market to help with the pain from Fibromyalgia.

getting by
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   Posted 11/3/2015 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karenjayne,

I am glad that the kadian has worked for you for so long now. Sounds like a good medication for you.

Welcome to the forum. This is an awful old thread, so feel free to introduce yourself by starting a new one. Just click on "new topic" if you would like to.

I hope you continue to do well...

Hugs, Karen....

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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