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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 hurting36, Community Member, asks

Q: Why am I passing pain meds through stool?

Awhile back, I passed a MS Contin, since have changed to Oxycontin, I have recently passed 2 at a time, still see the imprints, not the shells, the whole pill. Went to see stomach doctor, and seems to have them puzzled, because my meds cause constipation, but when I take medicine for the constipation I pass the pills.


My question is that all the Drs., I have called, and pharmacies and ask a nurse, does anyone have any real suggestions, on how to keep my meds from passing too soon. Immediate release, no problem, just time released, is there a certain time, or food, or any advice, would be greatly appreciated. Because, when I keep them in, its the first time in years, I can actually function!!!!   Thanks

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MillieKeyLargo, Community Member
11/18/09 8:21pm

Interesting.... never heard of that one before. Maybe your Doctor can put you on a Fentanyl Patch. It is an ER medication, since you change the patch every 48 to 72 hours, and that way the problem will be solve. Don't know what else to say. Good luck!

hurting36, Community Member
11/18/09 10:55pm

Thank you for the response, I was tried the fentanyl before, and had problems with them sticking, even with the cover patches, but at this point, I may have to try it again!

ittybitty, Community Member
11/18/09 10:29pm

That is  so strange maybe ask a gastroenologist (stomach dr.). my cousin had this problem with vitamins and dr. told her to get vitamins made with gel coating, they melt faster, and it worked.

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By hurting36, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 11/18/09