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    I was wondering if anyone takes 15 mgs of MS Contin and how does it work for you? I was given in addition to that 3 Norco a day! I was taking 2 Norcos at a time before and it wore off too soon and I was in so much pain but the frequency was less! Now with the ms contin I have a steady level of pain relef but I still have alot of frequency. And I seem to need more than 3 Norcos in between because I still have some pain but nothing like before! It is weird because the ms contin helps with 80 percent of the pain but it does nothing for the body aches! I am still trying to figure out a schedule that works best with the pain meds that I have. I was given Topamax as well but the ms contin is new to me and I am on 2 different antibiotics so I figured I would wait until I get used to the ms contin before adding that to the mix. I tried it last night but I felt so sick! I wish I had total pain reief but I guess what I have now is better than what I had before and suffering. This IC has gotten worse for me throughout the years and I have no remissions at all maybe a day or two here and there every few months.Actually I had about five good days in a row back in Dec. I wish this would go away the pain is so intense! But I am sure you all know that already! I recently had a rheumatoid/Lupus test done recently and it came back abnormal and very high. I wonder if this disease is linked to or made worse by Lupus or other autoimmune diseases. I had Lymes in the past, Epstein Barr, severe chronic fatigue forever. It wasn`t until I mentioned to my Dr about the unexplained fevers all the time even when I do not have an infection and the strange sunburned rash on my nose and cheeks that I get from time to time(not from the sun) that she decided to do a blood test. I have had these symptoms forever and never mentioned it but I have gotten so sick lately and sometimes I cannot move my legs or stand because of the pain. I feel like my immune system is totally breaking down. I am having heart palpitations, chest pain, one bladder/kidney infection after another lately, severe strep infection(right now),respiratory infection. Thank god I will be going to the rheumatologist for a full work up next week. Enough of that, back to the ms contin, does anyone get good pain relief from it? Especially at that low dose of 15 mg? If you have read my very long post, thank you! I am wishing everyone a happy and pain free day!

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    I take 60mg of mscontin 3x a day. It doesn't really get rid of those awful body aches like you mentioned but it does help with the outright pain. I'm having to take 800mg of ibuprofen a couple times a day along with a prilosec and so far it's not bothering my bladder.

    I can't imagine getting by on 15mg! I also take 10mg of oxy IR 4x a day, but lately even that's not helping that much. I have found that the oxy helps much more than the norco did though.

    I hope you feel better soon!

    *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
    *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
    *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

    Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

    04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.