Anyone with experience with this? My pain Dr is switching me from Percocet 10 every 4-6 hrs to MSIR every 4-6 hrs for my pain med. Just wondering if anyone has used this and could tell me their experience. Thanks!
I'm allergic to percocet to. I'm suppose to fill a Rx for hydrocodone & acetaminophen, but I'm concerned about side affects I already have naturally becoming worse. And there's a clash with 2 meds I'm on for those symptoms! The pain specialist didn't care, he wants me on it. 🙏🌼
Lymie, I'm not positive but I'm guessing its the narcotics. I don't absorb & metabolize B vitamins at all, or any drug in the benzodiazapines properly. I've had severe reactions to so many meds it takes 3/4 of a page (8*11). And I have to keep a list in my purse because I can't possibly remember them all.
Hornday anld My halo I have taken 20 mg of Kadian a form of morphine. It was before my surgery and it did not seem to help me much. I take a 50 mg Fentonyl Patches change it every 3 days as well as Hydrocodn / Acetaminophen 325 / 7.5 mg every 6 hrs as needed for pain. As well my nerve pain meds that I take 800 mg Gabapentin 4 x day and 50 mg Savella 2 x day. Good Luck.
Thanks weezie! I am hopi get it works better than my previous meds... only time will tell I guess. Good thing is I start the new meds on Thurs and see pain doc on the next Tues ... so I get about 5 days to try it out, if it's not working I can let her know.
Hornshold I had lost track a bit and forgot or confused that the question started with a switch to MSIR. I think that's actually a time released Morphine which is along the same thinking/idea as what I was talking about. The patch system is still much easier but time release pure narcotic is the important part. I also wear a fentanyl patch like Weezie. Different dose and schedule but same thing and if it's a med you tolerate it's well worth looking into. They started me on time release orally though before the patch to see if that idea worked for me first. So sounds to me as long as I'm thinking correctly and it's a time released morphine that this might be a good thing for you to give a try. I always thought morphine was one less tolerated by some people though, we are all different just goes to show. Once you have one you tolerate and sounds like that's morphine for you, taking it in time release really is the way to go when your talking long term treatment/need though. Hope it works for you.
Hornsholdmyhalo, I don't know if the morphine the doctor gave you is the same but I take Morphine ER Tablets (100mg) three times a day. The pill is blue and on one side it says 100 and on the other side are some letters. Check and see if it's the same thing. It is taken every 6 hours. There is no pill on the planet that lasts me 6 hours, so therefore, I have to take 30mg of Oxycodone for the breakthrough pain. In the meanwhile, I would go back to your primary doctor and advise that you are still having unresolved issues and that you need to find another doctor to check you out and get you the help you need to reprieve you from your pain
Good luck with the change hornsholdmyhalo. This constant pain is a bitch and finding a pain med that works and is tolerable is not easy at the best of times. I expect if you could tolerate Percocet then you'll be able to tolerate the Morphine. Not familiar with MSIR but wish you best results and no pain
Ok... the morphine they put me on is 15mg immediate release. I take it 5x day. I started Thurs morning and I hurt so bad! It is just not working at all! I am hoping it will build up in my system and work better but not so far. I see my pain Dr on Tuesday. We will be discussing a dosage change for sure!!! I just hope I make it through to the appt. Best wishes to you all!
I haven't taken that drug. But researching said that it is an extended release morphine. I use to take morphine. but then I became sensitive to it. I think I can still take it. My doctor has put me on Oxycodone and methadone. That concoction seems to work for me at times. The thing that it says about MSIR is ;;that you have to make sure you are not allergic to morphone first by taking the immediate acting less hous ones like you are doing. it recoommends not to use if you have asthma or lung problems because like all narcotics it can surpress your respitory system. Do not crush the pill because you will get the full dose for the extended time and it cn kill you. Be careful with it but it sounds like it good drug if you respond to morphine well. Good luck with this medicine. I hope it woorks for you.
I been on it for two years. It is great for the pain but it causes extreme depression, memory loss, and fatigue. You can also become tolerant to it very easily. I went on it because it is one of the safest narcotics for your organs. I desperately want off this med, it it very hard for me to function on it.