Has anyone had any experience with MS Contin 15 mg. I was on lortab 10 3x daily. I have had 2 discectomy on l4-5. My most recent on last December in Chicago. After my recovery I kept telling my surgeon I was still having lots of pain. He assured me it was not a disc problem. After bugging his office everyday his nurse told me there was nothing more they could do. I finally went to my chiro after hardly being able to walk examined me and said he would bet any amount of money i had a broad based disc bulge at L5-S1. He ordered my mri reports after surgery. Surprise, surprise severly bulged disc at l5s1. This was radiologist report, my surgeon said no disc issue. Wow a neurosurgeon from Northwestern University in downtown Chicago couldn't tell there still was a disc issue? My chiro thinks he didn't want to admit it. After all he performed discectomy at L4-5 and didn't notice disc bulge a level lower? Anyway a year later I am still in pain everyday. Nothing has helped! Pain clinic 4 months now. Monthly injections, started me on Lortab 10, now put on Ms Contin 15mg every 12 hours. But after 6 i'm ready for another. The lortab 10 every 8 hours seemed to work better. The nurse told me morphine or ms contin is stronger and would provide round the clock relief. Should I call the pain clinic and tell them it's not working? I don't want them to think i'm an addict and i want a higher dosage. I don't know much about "breakthrough pain" but i will bend over and stabbing pain will shoot in my lower back. The pm wants me to see his neurosurgeon to be evaluated, as he thinks i need surgery. I don't know what to do, i hate to have a 3rd surgery but i can't live like this, i cannot do anything physical, cannot stand more than ten minutes, cook, cut veggies or anything like that. Any advice will be apprecieated. And anyone have any thoughts as to why my surgeon from Chicago couldn't figure out i had a broad based disc bulge at l5-s1 when the radiologist at same hospital found it. He had just performed discectomy on l4-5 in december and had another mri in june, and that's the one he read and said only thing he saw was disc degeneration. He said it was a muscle problem. Please advise, Thank You!
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 6:05pm#1
Anyone taken MS Contin 15mg-Taken off Lortab 10