I am 40 years old and have been suffering with chronic lower back pain due to the degeneration of several disks for years. I have already had one ruptured disk in my neck repaired but there is nothing they can do surgically now for my current condition. I am under the care of a Pain Management Specialist
I am currently taking Morphine Sulfate 100MG twice a day, Vicodin 7.5/500 twice a day as needed, and Cyclobenzaprine 10MG at night. I have been on the Morphine for several years now. I have also tried the branded version (Oramorph) with no results. Apparently, my body is becoming used to the morphine and my pain level has started to increase each day. It is time for me to switch primary meds again and I would like some suggestions. I have read about Opana ER and its results but the highest dosage available is 40MG, compared to the 200MG of morphine I'm taking now. Does anyone have more info on this drug and its performance? I have, in the past, also taken Percocet, Oxycontin, and the Fentanyl patch. (I had to stop the patches because I couldn't keep the damned things on) Anyway, I need to find a strong med that is going to be able to take the place of the morphine but be more effective. Any suggestions would be appreciated, especially from someone who is currently taking another drug or someone who prescribes pain meds. This way I can do some research and be prepared fo rmy next visit.
Thank you ahead of time.