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Is there a good long acting pain med anyone would suggest?

My doctor wants to move me from oxycodone that I take pretty much from when I get up till when I go to bed to a long acting medication.  I can't take morphine, it doesn't work for me.  
Any advice is wecome
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Did your doctor recommend anything aside from morphine?  There are many long-acting pain medications on the market including the fentanyl patch, Oxycontin, MS Contin and methadone.  I'm sure there are a few more I'm not aware of too.  Many people have to try them all before they land on one that is both cost-effective and effective on their pain.  Expect to experience some extra pain as your body adjusts so be patient when you make the change.  Best of luck to you.  :-)
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Hi Jen,

I assume you are on the short acting Oxycodone and not the long acting form that has a trade name of Oxycontin. Is that correct?

I do not like to recommend any medications. The main reason being is are systems are all so different. It makes sense to me that your physician may try the long acting form of Oxycodone...the correct term is slow release.

Most of us find that finding an effective slow release/long acting opiate is a trial and error process. My physician worked with me to find the opiate that my system tolerated best and that also controlled my pain. I am hopeful that your physician will do the same.

It did require several tries with slow release meds to find which one was right for treating my pain. It was a bit frustrating due to my multiple allergies. MS Contin was not effective for me either. I am severely allergic to the adhesive in the Fentanyl transdermal patch.  We tried everything to make that work. It didn't.  

So though I could share with you what works best for me, it may not be what's best for you. Please keep us posted and let us know how the process is going.

My Best to You,
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