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In 2008 my convoy was struck by an IED and I took shrapnel in my right foot and leg. After I got back stateside I said to hell with VA hospital and since I am still under 25 I had this option with my parents insurance. Well after many futile attempts at finding a surgery that would be beneficial my GP made it apparent I'm wasting my time. So meanwhile im taking lortab 10mg x5 a day and for 2yrs I ...

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Ouch | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 5 to less than 10 years | Patient
6/24/2020
Condition: Chronic Pain
Overall rating 4.3
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I've suffered with severe lumbar back pain for 20 years. About 7 years ago I was referred ti a Oain Management center where I was diagnosed with DDD including stenosis. Dr. started me on Tramadol, which made me feel very strange, then Vicodin 5, which did not reduce my pain. Then he tried Percocet 5/325, which knocked pain from 7 down to 4 but was short-acting. Finally tried MS Contin and it has been a lifesaver. My nominal painlevel is 3, which is tolerable, although I can't sit, stand or walk for long periods. Nevertheless, this is a lifesaver. I have no side effects besides constipation, which is typical for all opiates and don't feel cravings when it's time for my next dose. I've never taken more than my prescribed dosage of 15 mg every 8 hours, yet the pharmacy looks at me like I'm a junkie. Clueless politicians are stigmatizing all opioids and I fear that they will get around to banning this or severely limiting its usage, which would be a death sentence for me.

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MorpZombie | 25-34 | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
11/15/2019
Condition: Severe Pain
Overall rating 1.0
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This medication has left me a complete zombie.I work in the health field and I can't work due to the immense brain fog. Imagine going to do complicated tasks with someone's life on the line and you feel completely drunk the entire time. Within a few hours of taking it, I feel extremely depressed when I'm not even depressed prior to taking it. And all thoughts, good or bad, are lacking as the hours go by Ugh. This is one of the worst medicines I've been on. It also does NOT last the entire 12 hours. It stops working for me at the 6 hour mark. As I read the reviews on here, its clear proof that this medicine doesn't last as long as it's advertised to last. I prefer kratom than this crap. At least you get to feel emotions and can think straight on that plant. This drug is useless to this chronic pain sufferer.

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JAM661 | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
3/27/2018
Condition: Chronic Pain with Narcotic Drug Tolerance
Overall rating 4.0
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I have been on this medication since 2002. I have had no side effects nor problems with it as long as I take on the schedule of 3 times a day. I am on the 60mg tablets.

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CindyLou55 | 55-64 | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
11/23/2016
Condition: Chronic Pain with Narcotic Drug Tolerance
Overall rating 2.7
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I have severe lumbar stenosis, scoliosis onset with arthritis in my left hip and lyphedema from Melanoma in 2010 in my left leg. I had an incident in August 2013 where a sciatica attack changed my condition forever; I used to have bad backaches but this pain is unbearable. So I've been taking 15mg morphine and for the past year added 15mg MS Contin. Neither are strong enough to rid the pain so I'm always in pain. To top it off because I also take Clonazepam the combination creates respiratory suppression. So my doctor just took away the 15mg immediate release morphine. I don't know HOW he thinks I'm going to function! The MS Contin barely makes itself obvious but I NEED the morphine to knock off that morning pain or if I want to have a life. I hate my doctor, although I know I need to get off of both. But what to take afterward?? My pain scale never goes below 5-6! :(

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mag8166 | 45-54 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
9/15/2016
Condition: Chronic Pain
Overall rating 2.0
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Have chronic back pain .my Dr no longer treats pain and gave me referral to Pain Dr..I was on percocet 10mg 4x a day which stopped working g for me!! Now they start me off on MS Contain 15mg one every 12 hours....NO RELIEF..TERRIBLE PAIN...CANNOT SLEEP.!!! It is like giving me a aspirin.sooooooo tired of PAIN!!

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