Re: Switched from oxycontin to ms contin

From: marianne bolding (
Sun Aug 5 23:23:50 2001

Lots of luck, Helen. I pray you'll get the medication you need. Noone deserves to live a life of constant pain and it is horrible the way "dateline" and other 20/20 shows have portrayed oxycontin. Don't they know that spray paint cans are abused...household chemicals...there are addicts who'll choose anything they can get their hands on. Abusers look to abuse...and they always seem to blame the parents, or producers, or prescribers...rather than the abusers themselves. It is all a shame. Big Hugs for you and best of luck....Love, Marianne --- wrote: > Hello everyone:
> Sorry, I haven't been able to come on as my
> medication was switched (I
> imagine because of all the media attention and
> adverse publicity towards the
> oxycontin), and now my pain specialist has become
> affected by this, and is
> afraid of having his license revoked. I started on
> the MS-Contin Monday and
> it is not touching the pain (why the MS-Contin is
> not working, I dont
> understand). The Oxycontin was working so well that
> I had forgotten how
> horrible this pain could be. Of course, I had my
> times of breakthrough pain,
> but usually was able to get it under control after
> resting, heating pad, etc.
> I am now fighting for my life, as the pain is at a
> 10 and I can't get it
> under control. I feel I had almost become so
> complacent being on the
> Oxycontin that I felt I could continue living my
> life until there was some
> breakthrough in the medical field that would give us
> a chance of being
> pain-free after an adhesiolysis, never thinking that
> the one drug that
> enabled me to continue on, would come under
> scruntiny by the DEA and even
> pain specialists would be afraid to prescribe it.
> I have an emergency appointment tomorrow with my
> pain specialist and I don't
> know what is going to happen. Please wish me
> luck!!!
> Love,
> Helen C.

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