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I have chiari type i, surgery soon. Percoset 10mgx4/day wasn't enough. Insurance denied oxycontin. Now trying morphine ER 15mgx2day, but not enough. ?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Underdosed

If 40 mg of Percocet was not enough then a starting dose of MS contin (morphine) of 30 mg per day is way to low.
A proper conversion (equal analgesic dose) would be 60 mg of MS contin (morphine). Even that may be low, but your doctor could then titrate your dose up.

In brief: Underdosed

If 40 mg of Percocet was not enough then a starting dose of MS contin (morphine) of 30 mg per day is way to low.
A proper conversion (equal analgesic dose) would be 60 mg of MS contin (morphine). Even that may be low, but your doctor could then titrate your dose up.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. James Marx
Adding some other meds wouldn't be a bad idea either like Cymbalta or Pamelor. Also, the anti-epileptic class of drugs can also help. Sometimes they can really help with headache pain.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get surgery

Sometimes no amount of medication can ease your pain before a surgery.
It's best in those cases to proceed with surgery as soon as possible. Your pain management doctor can assist with tapering the medications after surgery.

In brief: Get surgery

Sometimes no amount of medication can ease your pain before a surgery.
It's best in those cases to proceed with surgery as soon as possible. Your pain management doctor can assist with tapering the medications after surgery.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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