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Comment from: freedomrings, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: September 03

After going from doctor to doctor (because almost 98% are afraid to prescribe anything strong for more than a couple of months), I finally found a doctor in Tennessee who was not afraid to prescribe this medication. I suffer from chronic pain in lower back, knees and neck (as well as hands) due to osteoarthritis. She started me out at 30mg and then moved me up to 60mg. I stayed there for a couple of years before she moved me up to 100mg. I stayed on it for a few years and finally got he to up it from twice a day to 3 times a day. I also take hydrocodone three times a day (as needed, 10mg/650). I still have pain but thank God for my doctor and this medication. I could not work without it, or even halfway enjoy life. Yes, you develop a tolerance but by being able to move up your dosage every few years you can adjust. You do have to take stool softners though due to constipation issues. It is a good medication IF you can find a doctor brave enough to give it to you...

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Comment from: jacy53, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: December 17

Like many here i have tried many other pain meds. I got very little to no releife. I have three in lower back and neck bulging disc, as well as facet desease in lower back. I also have nerve damage pain. I started taking MS Cotin three yeasr ago and have increased the level. I find it works great to a full potetial for sometime then starts to weaken and works for less time. I am now at 130 mg three times a day as well as 15 mg ir 3 xday for breack through. I get a lower back shot each two months and find it saves me from being in bed mostly and a 50 to 70 percent decrease in pain. The MS Cotin is nice and serves it purpose but is a very dangerous drug with addiction qualities. I find after geting the back shot I can back off and as the shot wears off i take more then i should, however if one has a terrible quality of life because of chronic pain i highly recomend giving this medication a try. As for the radiating pains in to my limbs, it will not help at all, not even a bit. No medication will help i have tried all that claim they will. Stay well and have a great quality of life

Comment from: BAW, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: October 28

I took Fentnyl patches for almost three years and was completely miserable, my doctor didnt want to put me on oral pain med, because I have short gut syndrom, but finally switched me to MS Contin and it has been a miracle, I seem to be absorbing it well. And like all medications there is some break through pain. But overall I am a huge supporter of MS Contin

Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: October 26

I was in unbearable pain that they could not dx the cause. I could not live my life. At 60mg twice a day the pain is reduced to a nuicance.

Comment from: Garrbo_sr, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: August 27

2 years on MS Contin 30 mg 2c daily with a 3rd if needed,and 4 10/325 percocet pr day for breakthrough pain. but it worked great for about 2 years. Its effectiveness is waring down. I have DDD and an Arthritic spine, Im a General Contractor and lil hope of changing my career. Ive have done 40 mg of Opana er before this and it was great too, for about 2 years. Now Im looking to go to Oxycodone 30 mg er as Ive tried that from a fellow cronic pain persons and it worked quite well so thats what Ill try. It seams that all of these work for a duration and then the effectiveness where's off. So changing every couple of years seems to be the answer.To all you pain peoples out here I wish you well, take as directed as with all of these opiates cause if you dont, your in a heap a trouble.God bless u all

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