I was taking 40mg Opana ER and 10mg Opana ER twice a day and then 4 Norco a day for breakthru pain. I was finally living my life again at a pain level of 4 to 6. Due to a loss in insurance I asked my doctor for a cheaper alternative to the Opana (the 40's were close to $1600 a month and the 10's were $940--obviously it was ard to pay for them). Anyway, the doctor put me on MS Contin 60 mg twice a day and nothing for breakthrough pain. I now live the life of a hermit, take a shower at beast 2x a week because just moving around is so painful. I spoke to my doctor about it and he added another dose of MS Contin to bring my total to 60 mg 3x a day. The MS Contin does not seem to even lighten my pain slightly. My doctor will not put me back on the Opana---yes $1600 but I can actually hold a job when I take them. Since the switch I have lost my job, my oyfriend, my daughter speaks ill about me lazying around all day and my house looks like a war zone. Does anyone else have issues with the swtch not working? Is there another lower cost pain med I can ask for that will work better? Please help. I am not depressed but have recently considered skydiving without a chute.View Thread
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