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... Oh yeah I was also told that Kadian takes a minium of two weeks to start working. I am looking for any info anyone can provide. PLEASE. ... (6 replies)
... various places suggest morphine isn't nearly as potent, especially in relation to the patch. ... (6 replies)
... Best would be to ask your GP for a referral to one they recommend. If they are unwilling or don't know of any, then you may need to find one on your own. Pain docs will have more education and experience in controlling pain. A good one uses a combination of methods. ... (9 replies)

... I have recently switched from the patch to LA morphine.....Specifically, Avinza. ... (6 replies)
Med troubles
Aug 23, 2003
... Hey Spas, I can cut and paste some articles for you to print out and take to your doc. Just explain you can't afford the overpriced long acting meds without ins. ... (4 replies)
Shoreline ?
Jul 5, 2004
... down the road and it entails an anteror aproach, removing the entire disc, Placing caps on both sides of the vertabrea where they removed the disc, for the diisc to be held in. It's not gentle surgery but the succes rate seems to be quite good. ... (5 replies)
Kadian vs. Avinza
Dec 29, 2011
... Hi Toones, Where you taking the same number of mgs per day back when the MSC didn't work. I took Kadian 3 times a day, 200 mgs TID. Same thing happened to me and I switched to the same dose of generic MSC 3 times a day and felt no noticable difference other than timing needed to be more precise. ... (2 replies)
... Hi WFC, I wasn't doubting you, In fact I know what spend down is. When my wife went back to school because she could no longer work on her feet do to a degeneartive muscle and nerve disease, I too aplied for medicaid. ... (9 replies)
... Thank you Toonces1, my dose of Kadian in my market is $1452, my share would be 30% of that monthly on top of my Cymbalta. After hearing your experience maybe I should look into an implanted pump. I hear that the Effexor is the same just as you indicated. Have you had any personal experience with either? Cigna also claims Cymbalta is $1400 and change as well. My portion once... (26 replies)
... Hey Don, You shouldn't be concerned about switching to a stronger med or the number of mgs it takes to manage your pain. Most people are familiar with Oxycodone through Percocet or Tylox. ... (5 replies)
... re. I was severely sick, couldnt hold ANYTHING down, throwing up all the time. Then Id be sleeping for two days straight from the stomach medicine I'd been given to get over the nausea. Finally I got fed up and asked for some vicodin. That finally helped some what. ... (9 replies)
... If your med expenses are so high already you may want to ditch the Kadian since a majority of its cost is related to its proprietary release system and Branding. There are cheaper alternative LA meds to choose from, Morphine Sulfate, OxyCodone, etc... ... (26 replies)
... d again, we here in the US do have a healthcare system that is broken and doesn't work. If this weren't so I wouldn't be posting here. I live in AZ and have been to Australia along the Queensland coast to some of your fine Islands. ... (26 replies)
... Wow wallmart actually lied to me as it wasn't on the load when it came jeeze, Terrible as I used all my Emergency meds and finally HAD TO accept the fact it is not available, as wallgreens tried out to the east coast and 12 different warehouses. ... (10 replies)
Nov 3, 2006
... al experience with oxymorphone. It hasn't been available because it's nowhere near as effective oraly as it is IV so it isn't used much and there is little datta to draw from. I do think others that have tried the med and have personal experience would be beter able to compare it to other meds they used. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Sue, Some people just can't tolerate the side effects or oral meds and it seems the older you are the less you are able to tolerate the side effects. Codeine is very harsh on the tummy and has a ceiling of 400 mgs a day, which is nowhere near the strenth of a durageisc patch. ... (6 replies)
... Hey Scott, I know alot of us have been where you are now. Pain can certainly make us except less than favorable odds when surgery seems to be the only alternative. ... (3 replies)
... Hey Lei, It seemed like I went through a short honeymoon when I first started oxy. I went from begging my NS for 30 Vicodin a week to 20mgs of oxy BID. It was a relief to finally have some pain management. ... (37 replies)
... I would let him know in a "friendly" way that was one of the reasons you decided to seek alternative treatment. You can't have a Dr. that is lying about things that could potentially benefit your treatment. ... (13 replies)
... I can attest that methadone with my experience is the absolute hardest to get off of, because it's so long acting. People are talking about Kadian as a possible alternative, I agree. Morphine is easier to get off of than methadone I speak from experience. ... (13 replies)

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