I don't know the difference between the two short acting drugs although if you're doing well with the opana then i would continue with that(on top of the Kadien).
There are lots of decent websites that give lots of info on medications, just google them and you'll find everything you need to know.
are the dr's suggesting you change back to dilauded for BT pain?
I'm on the Opana for BT pain and the Kadian is one every 12 hours. There is an Opana extended release but i'm not on that one. I've gone to all the websites and I just can't seem to figure out what the difference is I've even put in Oxymorphone vs. hydramorphone in the google box! Beleive me I've goggled my heart out. But thanks for getting back to me so quick.
I'm glad that the PA listened to you and was able to help. Opiates work differently for different ppl. This is a great example of it.
The differences are in the chemical make up. They are both morphine derivatives and basically have equal potentency. And what works best or is stronger can often be subjective.
In my opinion the important thing is that it is working for you. I can do some research for you later but must get to an appointment. Others will post and offer their opinions.
Take care and I'll try to do some research for you.
Thank you, I just feel so much better then I have in such a long time I wanted to let everyone know, I want to shout from the roof tops - I feel okay today!!! and okay is good enough for me! LOL I'm going to try to remember this feeling and not take for granted how good I actually feel when I don't feel terrible.