i've read a lot about oxycontin and i was under the impression that most doctors were apprehensive & unwilling to subscribe it for chronic pain sufferers, as well as morphine. exactly what are the effects of such drugs & side effects? how well does it manage pain? was your doctor apprehensive about prescribing such opiods? what is the difference between oxycontin & morphine? has your quality of life improved? how should i approach my doctor on this topic? i'm in severe, chronic pain and i wonder if this is something i should consider for those especially horrific days. i'm concerned about long term addiction, even though taking pain meds is always my last resort during a bad day, i wouldn't know what to expect with these kind of drugs. thanks & take care, kate.