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what is ms-cotin will it help wds from vics
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I have been on 300mg twice a day of ms contin  - given to me by a hospice doc that was trying to kill me!!!  Literally!!!  She was fired and I have since come down on what before this was called a cadd box which housed liquid Dilaudid in huge quantities. I am accustomed to what a detox is and went for it and ran from the hospice situation - though I am dying of a painful rare and slow disease.  I am proud of myself and now before she leaves she converts me from the Dilaudid (mind you 32mg per hour!!!!!) Don't know how i am alive and kicked it.  Then you have to get coverted to pills to try to wean down and start all over again.  I got from 600mg of ms contin per day to 120 per day and I am going through a hell on earth. Please people, I have been in this game for a long time - please refrain from telling someone something is stronger or less strong than this drug or any other.  We are not docs and our bodies are very individual...Need one more drop down to 60 per day (which is a 50% decrease) my pain doc is ultra concerned by I have to go through this.  It ***** and I wish there was a magic pill. Alot of it is tolerance to meditation and prayer and read Keith Richards new book....a  great and helpful read.  To all out there sufferring like me  - don't give up and believe...it will get better!!!!  
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Here is an actual answer to your quaestion......I have been living on MS Contin 240mg daily for yrs and in my experience if you are having withdrawals from ANY narco like Vicodin, Lortab, Percocet, Oxycontin, MS Contin etc. then Methadone is your answer - however do not take the Methadone for more than a week or it can become addictive too. For me, I can kick my withdrawal symptoms in 1-2 days taking 20-30mg of methadone once in the morning. Methadone is said to be a pain med but I have never had any pain relief benefit, even in high doses. Go to your Dr. I'm sure they will agree that Methadone is your answer.
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230262 tn?1316645934
yep ditto to what the others have said...and btw my sister in law just died from an accidental overdose from a doubledose/bad combo of her pain meds (MS Contin and percocet). Please do not try to use this drug!
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401095 tn?1351391770
Using MS Contin to come off hydro is like using vodka to quit drinking beer...morphine/MS contin..is not a highly sought drug orally as it is not the energetic high people get from hydros...it is a doc of those who use drugs iv////virtually a legal heroin but heroin is mixed with other components...heroin is a street drug....like dilaudid...orally it is not a great buzz///iv drug abusers love it tho...but using one narcotic to get off another is usually not a good idea///many condone using sub to get off a narcotic///but it is also a narcotic...in the long run try every avenue u can to stop ur doc without adding another narcotic to ur drug regime
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can you give us a little more info. on what you are/were taking, how much, how long you have been off them if so, and a little background.  It will make it much easier to offer any advice, but please don't take the Mscontin.......

luv,
nauty..............
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thank you very much wat can i do about rls and cravings
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Yep..... what lee said........don't do it.....
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983679 tn?1276833336
no its harder to come off of and stronger then vics. It would be using a drug of the same type, only stronger then what you were using. It would not allow you to w/d because you be using the same class of drugs, and prob createing a bigger prob, and in  noway helping the prob. not an option at all!
here is a lil on it that i found by google.....WARNING

MS CONTIN contains morphine sulfate, an opioid agonist and a Schedule II controlled substance, with an abuse liability similar to other opioid analgesics.

Morphine can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit. This should be considered when prescribing or dispensing MS CONTIN in situations where the physician or pharmacist is concerned about an increased risk of misuse, abuse, or diversion.

MS CONTIN Tablets are a controlled-release oral formulation of morphine sulfate indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around- the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.

MS CONTIN Tablets are NOT intended for use as a prn analgesic.

MS CONTIN100 and 200 mg Tablets ARE FOR USE IN OPIOID-TOLERANT PATIENTS ONLY. These tablet strengths may cause fatal respiratory depression when administered to patients not previously exposed to opioids.

MS CONTINTABLETS ARE TO BE SWALLOWED WHOLE AND ARE NOT TO BE BROKEN, CHEWED, DISSOLVED, OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, DISSOLVED, OR CRUSHED MS CONTIN TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL DOSE OF MORPHINE
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