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    Anyone tried it? I have an extremely high tolerance to pain killers for some reason and my doctor is considering prescribing it for me. To be honest, it scares the hell out of me that he's thinking about something so strong. I do have oxycodone that I have tried before and it doesn't work (up to 10mg) so I guess he wants to see if this will do anything to help... I'm really nervous...
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    I'm not familiar with it. Anyone?

    Donna
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    • #3
      Hi andrea,
      I did a goole search on the drug Opana. It is a version of the drug oxymorphone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
      It says that you absolutely should not have anything with alcohol in it while using this med as it could be dangerous ( Which I am sure you dont drink any alchohol due to IC, just thought I would tell you). And it said the most common side effects are nausea, and fever.
      If you want, just use google search to look up info on the med if you are not sure, or you could even ask your pharamcist about it. They are pretty good about having all the info on different meds. Good luck and hope it helps you. I would give anything for some pain relief right now.
      Jen

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      • #4
        Yes, it's the newest pain drug out there -- it is supposed to be much stronger than oxycodone, which itself is 20 times stronger than morphine due to the way it is metabolized.

        Before being prescribed, talk to your insurance and make sure they cover it. It's so new, many insurances do not do so yet.
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        *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

        **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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        • #5
          I see a pain management guy who presecribles all of my pain meds. I saw a new uro who offered it to me and I said no. My pain guy said he was afraid to mess with it. I chose not to discuss it any further. He said the studies over the long term were quite inconclusive. This is just me thought, best of luck and many prayers in finding adequate api condtrol.

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          • #6
            Wow... thanks for the information. That's terrifying to hear, actually. I should know tonight what he plans to do...
            **I could have my long list of current medications and diagnoses and the other medications that I've tried, but I'm going to focus on something more: words that inspire and motivate me to keep my head up and keep fighting.**

            "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
            "The honorary duty of a human being is to love."
            "The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry."
            "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. "
            "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. "
            "The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. "

            These are all the wise words of my hero: Maya Angelou

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            • #7
              Andrea

              If you have a high tolerance to pain meds and you are currently taking pain meds then I would try the Opana. Just because Opana is strong, it comes in exteneded release pills which would only give you a little bit of med at a time. They also make instant release Opana. But I am sure your doc may be referring to the time released. If you body has a tolerance then Opana would not be as strong to you as somebody that does not take opiates or rarely does. I personally would try it. If you don't like it then you can stop it but under doctor's supervision then it should be a safe environment for you to try it in. You have a very gracious doctor to even suggest such a drug, as many cannot even get lortabs on this board.

              Give a shot. You don't like it, stop it and try something else. Of course a doctor should never make you feel like you have to try this drug or else he will not help you but if you try it and don't like it then the doctor will know that drug didn't work so we'll try something else.

              I would give it a shot!

              Good Luck
              Amy

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