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Change of pain meds

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Pain Medications

I have been on methadone 10mg for a year now,I take 2- 4 times a day. My PM is talking about changeing my Meds to a quick release morphine, I have taken Kaidian before and it did not help. He stated that my tolerence has built up with the metadone and wants to change them, Any Ideas or help with the quick release morphine, I have never taken any before and worried about side effects and such.

Thank's for any help.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i use short release morphine as one of my backup meds. i find it effective, 15mg, though only for a couple of hours.. the time released morphine is so much more effective to me.. =D> i have been on 60mg, 3x a day, for several years and have no complaints at all about it. :D Jenny :)
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    Hi NCcrazy,
    I'm also on methadone and would like to change to something else. but in my case it's more because of the side effects. I started out with 60 mg. a day and couldn't handle it. I asked my pm doc. to lower it to 50mg.
    I've been on the current dose for a long time and I haven't had a need to increase the dosage like I have in the past with many other meds. But we are all different. It seems like 80 mgs. per day is a lot.
    Good luck, Jim
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  • 10 mg methadone seems tiny i dont think i would feel any pain reief at all from10mg. 120-200 mg. would be the amount that i would need. but i guess its true everyone different. and its not a bad idea to change meds every 6 months or year. good luck i hope he gives you something that works for ya be patient.
  • I take MsContin for my long acting pain med. It is morphine sulfate 15mgs twice a day. I don't get any side effects from it other than being tired but that could be a combo of all my meds added together. It seems to help the pain somewhat and I like not having to pop 1-2 pills every 4 hours. I think I need and increase on the dosage though or be able to take 3xs a day cuz the pain seems to creep up on me by noon.

    This is definitely a question you should be discussing with your doctor that prescribes your pain medications.
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