Hi Everyone. This is my first post but have been lurking around for a while. I wanted to let others know my experience with MS Contin. It seems alot of people are saying it doesn't work for their pain. For those who have not tried it yet, IMHO it's the best pain relief I ever had. I have been on Oxycontin, Fentenyl (sp?), Percocet, Roxycodone and others and had never gotten true pain relief. My experience with Oxycontin was horrible. It seemed like I had to keep upping my dose like every month. I kept waking up at night with cold sweats and shaking (the beginning of withdrawal). I had already tried the patches (and got NO relief) so my Dr. said the only other ER med is MS Contin. I agreed to try it and have been on it for 5 yrs. now and havn't had to up my dose yet. I started at a high dose due to having high tolerance. I am on 100mg. x 2 a day (every 12 hours). When I first started taking it, it would last 15-16 hrs. I had never experienced being able to leave my home for any amount of time without my pain meds before - it was AWESOME!! Now, due to tolerance, they are only lasting 8-10 hrs but still work just as good. Just wanted to let anyone who hasn't tried it not to let the bad reports keep you from trying it. It may work as good for you as it has for me. It truly has been a life saver. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
I have 7 herniated discs - 2 cervical, 2 thoracic and 3 lower lumbar with tears. Facet joint disease, DDD and nerve impingement located L2-L3. Surgery not an option.
Hope everyone had a wonderful and PAIN FREE day!!