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hi all, can anyone tell me pros & conns of mscontin? I am 4.5 months off oxy, went through hellll gettin off them, but I have broken lower extremities and as a carpenter I have a hard time workin. Dr says its not as addictive as oxy, thanks-
I've taken mscontin, and in my opinion it's nothing in comparison to hydro or oxy. It does last alot longer in your system though, where I could go all day on one 3-0 or 60mg tablet compared to multiple doese of oxy/hydro. I think it was less addicitve short term, but have no ida what long term effects would be
Thanks Mike, Pixxie & Mama, When you say one 3-0 or one 60 mg, could you explain the doses. I'm struggling with the decesion of going on something & oxy is not an option. Regardless I'm sure detox will not be good & can only hope I've learned from my last. My other option is filing bk & working at mcdonalds where they don"t expect much. Thanks for your info-todd
MS Contin is effective at pain control, but doesn't have the "spike" that we experience with short-acting opiates.
Since you have pain issues, is there any reason you're considering just MS Contin? There are quite a few meds out there that could help, but don't pose the same problems as you've experienced with the oxy. Are you an addict, or were you simply physically dependent on opiates, and had a hell of a time getting off of them? Knowing where you are will help define your options if you need a level of pain relief that only opiates/opiods can provide. Could you tell us more? Mic
Yes sure Mic, straight up addict. carpenter, fell 30 feet 3.5 yrs ago. Shattered left foot, 3 breaks in right foot & plate w/ screws holding right ankle. I had 50lbs of tools & nails strapped around waist when I landed. 3years on oxy w/ last 1.5 yrs snorting 8-14 20s daily. I finally realized in January I had to stop. I had made some money & detoxed at Summer house. The next month was bad but I went 67 days completely clean but did not work.1 week back to work I knew I needed something to function. They expect alot for what they pay me & I am in debt. Hopefully I can change my life & lifestyle 5,6 months down the road but I feel I have to get above water first. I hope I can make the right decesions when the time is right. wc711
MS-Contin comes in tablet sizes from 15 mg to 200 mg, taken every 12 hours. If you're a long-term pain management patient, your doctor will probably start you out with 30mg, then probably move you up to 60mg. If you take them twice a day, whole, like you're supposed to, they're pretty effective for pain management. Very constipating though, in my experience anyway. Of course, it you snort or chew them, You're just kidding yourself, you're only trying to get a buzz. I've WD'd from most of the opiates at one time or another, IMO, morphine is by far the mildest WD, but still not much fun. Be careful Todd.
In your field, you might be able to get away with taking the opiates for a short time and then taking a long break when you are off them. For instance, you can take a pain in the *** job that lasts 7-10 days where you are on oxys, then take some easier work (or no work) where you're using motrin or tramadol at most. You won't have to fight WDs if you're on them for a short time. And you won't build up a tolerance that will cut into your bottom line big time.
Thanks Sojourner, you make it sound easy. I'd be kiddin myself if I thought I could take oxy for 10 days. Its funny cause I cannot talk to too many people about this. Probably go with ms, and pray I don't forget my clean time , the good time I had clean with friends in fla, & for me there can be life after opiates. Thanks again Mike for sound advice, I'll stay close. Todd
DONT TAKE ANY THING THAT IS ADICTIVE IT IS A NARCOTIC, RIGHT? IF SO U R AN ADDICT WAS AN ADDICT ALWAYS AN ADDICT. THAT WOULD BE LIKE TELLING AN ALCOHLIC YEA YOU CAN HAVE A FEW DRINKS R FUKING NUTS? ABSOLUTELY NOT STAY AWAY I AM TELLING YOU I HAVE PLAYED THIS GAME LONGER THEN U U WILL REGRET IT PLEASE IM BEGGING DONT .
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