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655875 tn?1295698707
Stomach ulcer???
Hello everyone.  Ever since I was switched to the new verison of oxycontin op, I've had nothing but problems with my stomach.  It started with heartburn just two weeks after switching, then things got worse with in a week or so to where I would vomit stomach acid if I laid down flat for more then a few minutes.  I can take acid reducers and they help a little bit.  I have the constant taste of vomit in my mouth.  Yuck!

I don't take otc medications very often and nothing else has changed.  Whenever I took the oxy, I would have stomach acid come back up in my mouth about an hour after taking the medicine.

I made an urgent apt with the pain doctor and she took me off of the oxy and put me on ms contin.  She says I will very likely go through withdrawals.  She started me a little bit lower with the ms contin to let my body adjust.  I go back in 3 weeks and she will increase if needed.

I'm wondering if I should make an appointment with my PCP and schedule an endoscopy.  Are ulcers serious?
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655875 tn?1295698707
Oh, I started the ms contin today.  I really hope there are no withdrawals.  I've never been through them before.
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Hi,

I'm so sorry that you have had to go through this.  I've seen SO many reports of stomach problems with the NEW oxycontin op on here on MH.  It seems EVERYONE has had stomach problems with it!!

I HOPE that you won't have many problems with the w/d's.  What was the amount of oxycontin OP that you were on and what is the dose of mscontin that you are on now?

If you are afraid of a stomach ulcer you DEFINITELY need to make an appointment with your PCP and start having tests run.  an Ulcer is NOTHING to mess with.  My Dad had a bleeding Ulcer when I was 20 and her ALMOST died.  He spent 2 WEEKS in ICU and took 18 units of blood to get it under control.  PLEASE don't mess around IF you think that is what is going on with you!!!

PLEASE keep us updated on how you are doing.  You KNOW that we will worry about you!!!

Looking forward to your update............Sherry :)

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655875 tn?1295698707
I was taking 90mgs of oxycontin and now she has me on up to 120mgs of ms contin per day.  I hope it's not too big of a jump.  PM stated that ms contin was weaker the the oxy and will adjust my dose.  I have to call them if I have a horrible time with this.

I'll make an appointment with PCP right away.  I need a refill on my maxalt anyways.
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547368 tn?1440545385
It's good to hear from you but very sorry that you are having such gastrointestinal issues. Your poor dear....as if Chronic Pain isn't enough to deal with! :o(  

Yes, please make an appt with your PCP. I would think that you should be on something for GI distress, like Prilosec....whatever your PCP orders. I have to take something twice a day since I ruined my stomach lining with years of NSAID when I was, unsuccessfully, trying to control my pain. I cannot take even one NSAID without extreme GI issues, even with the addition of GI meds.

If you had an ulcer I would think you would have additional symptoms than you are experiencing. Ulcers are generally caused by a bacteria and are now treated with ATBs. Meds usually just disrupt the gastric lining and PH balance. However it's very important to follow up with your PCP as you are so wisely doing.

Please let us know what you find out. Hope you will soon be feeling much better.

My Best,
~Tuck

  
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Interesting.....I was switched to Oxycontin last month and am having issues with nausea after I eat now. I suspect some sort of ulcer or acid issue now. I assumed it was just stress from my recent trip. Hadn't thought of this. Thanks for posting. I may bring this up at my next appointment! I have been taking prilosec samples that I have at home and it has been helping tons!!
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655875 tn?1295698707
It's been roughly 2 years and the ulcer symptoms never truly went away thanks to the OxyContin OP formula switch.  I had no choice, but to switch to the patch.  The MS Contin did cover my pain better then the patch, but I don't have a choice right now.  I'm hoping its it too late for my stomach to heal.
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Switching off the MS Contin to the patch gave me some pretty nasty withdrawals.  I'm slowly getting over them and now dealing with insomnia.
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