I have been on pain meds for about 12 years now. Degenerative disc disease, moderate disc bulging S1 L4-5 (I think) and severe curvature of the spine since I was 1 year old.
My pain doc said people like me are usually on disability and bed rest with strong meds. I prefer to work and I do full time. I have been on Oxy for several yers and recently switched to Opana.and Dilaudid for BT pain.Opana 40mg 3 times a day and Dilaudid 8mg 4 times a day.
The Oxy started to turn on me, I was getting depressed and it stopped helping the pain. I switched and the withdrawals were something even though I was told I was on an equivelant dose.
In any case, sometimes I feel the Opana does nothing, and I do not get relief. Anyone else have this experience with Opana?