This is my first post here and I'm looking for some advice since you can look up information all day but I want to know other people's actual experience and input regarding medicine for pain. I have several bulging discs and one herniated from L2-L5. I just moved to SC so I'm seeing a new pain management doctor and they prescribed me the BuTrans Patch in addition to some hydrocodone for break through pain however, the BuTrans Patch would be $250 after insurance so I told them I couldn't afford that as I'm a working student and asked to be prescribed something else. So the doctor wants to give me MS Contin (I'm not sure the dose since they said to come in tomorrow to pick up my prescription) however I was on Embeda back in March/April for a month the 30/1.2 mg which is morphine and it didn't have any effect what so ever and I know that MS Contin in morphine as well and I'm guessing if I didn't have any luck with the Embeda then most likely I wouldn't have any luck with MS Contin. So if anyone has ever tried both of those and has any input I would greatly appreciate it. I'm also wondering if the BuTrans Patch is worth $250? So if anyone has had experience with the BuTrans Patch please let me know your experiences!