This is actually my first post here. I've been lurking for years and PMing here and there, but today I finally felt the need to speak up.
First off, I'm a chronic pain patient and I use my meds 99% as prescribed. Once in a very great while I'll have a little fun but that's very rare. I've been on Opana ER for the last yearish and today I got the new formulation. I tried to take a pill splitter to it to see what the inside looked like and it broke it! Then I tried a cheap steak knife, and it broke that too! Then I tried a real knife and it cut, but it was hard. Definitely no crushing either.
I took one this morning and shortly after my stomach started hurting pretty badly. My pain is actually ramping up and I'm starting to notice mild withdrawal symptoms so I'd say this new gummy stuff isn't working out so well in my stomach. It sure is cool that Endo cares more about anti-abuse stuff in the pills than the human body's ability to actually digest the crap.
Has anyone else gotten these? How has it gone for you? I'm really looking for some feedback. I've already been around the world. Fentanyl patches make me sick. Methadone is too uneven. I've never been on OxyContin but their pills are the same crush-resistant crap, so I can't do that. The last time I was on morphine I had 30mg and I had a fecal bowel impaction and spent the night in the ER with some fingers up my ass, so I'm not especially thrilled about trying that again. There really is nothing else in the US. Opana was the only thing left that worked for me, and now it's turning my stomach into knots and not working!
Someone, anyone, help!