Morphine dosage chronic pain

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784419 tn?1236265356 After running the gamut of pain medications in an effort to find some relief from the constant, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> I endure from spondylolisthesis, I've been prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> tablets at 10 mgs per tab. I'm still getting no relief from the pain. Should I ask my GP for a higher dosage?
Avatar n tn However if she was extremely frail and on additional medications that caused respiratory depression it could have been a contributing factor. Many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> patients take even higher doses of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> and function. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> has many side effects. The most dangerous is respiratory depression. Minor degrees of respiratory depression may be detected following standard doses of morphine, but this is not clinically important.
Avatar n tn I'm not a doctor, but I am a long-time opiate user and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> patient (disk problems) and I know that dosages of drugs like vicodin, oxycontin and percodan are relative. Everyone is different. You might get more relief from a small dose of hydrocodone than a theoretically more-potent dose of oxycodone (percs, oxycontin). My best guess is, forgetting tolerance for a moment, that one percodan is equivalent to 10 to 15 mg of morphine (oral).
Avatar n tn As a drug fiend, that last characteristic knocks bup off my hit parade, but I must concede the stuff sounds like a terrific solution to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and opiate dependence. So, give yourself a vacation from guilt. The fact that you're human means you are susceptible to opiate addiction. That doesn't mean it's a great career move to become a junkie, but it's no moral failure, either. You couldn't be more normal, and don't let any medico treat you otherwise. Good luck.
Avatar m tn if you have been on it for a long time then your body will sometimes get used to it and will need it more often. it is withdrawl symptems from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span>. if you are in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and your meds are wearing off then you need to talk to your dr... you should keep a constant dose in your system so that you are constantly going thru withdrawls and feeling those symptoms along with your pain. it is no fun to constantly be going thru that...
614471 tn?1221182794 There are other ways to deal with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> than getting hooked on Opiates. Hope you will take the time to research them and choose one that works for you. Almost everyone on her started with legit pain issues and ended up in dire straights having to detox and w/d from opiates. All the best to you.
Avatar f tn Jenny Your OB and PM docs should be the ones telling you what's safe to take and dosage during pregnancy. I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> also and know that it is more important that your vitals are stable then worrying about taking pain meds. You need the pain controlled so your vitals are stable. I wasn't taking morphine ( I'm actually allergic to it) I was taking Norco and fentanyl patches during my pregnancies which my doctors agreed was safe for me and baby.
Avatar n tn My husband is on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> every 8 hours for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on his left shoulder that was fused 2 years ago.... does anybody know about this drug or the kind of surgery he's had?
1686743 tn?1306009051 In my opinion prescribing 5mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> to treat severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is like fishing with a naked hook ... it gets you nothing but at least the fisherman can say she has something in the water. In this instance you can interchange the word fisherman with physician. :o) In my humble opinion I would ask the physician to increase the current dose to see if the opiate was the right one to treat the pain. You certainly are on an extremely low dose.
Avatar m tn However, the reason for increasing the morphine to 30 mg was to get more relief from my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. The increased dosage did relieve the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> but the rash and itching is worse than the pain. Perhaps I have answered my own question but would one half of a 30mg pill be the equivalent of a 15 mg pill? I know I need to speak to my doctor but I'm just trying to get some relief from the rash and itching in the meantime. Any other suggestions?
Avatar n tn I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on and off for years, first from a horsebackriding accident, then more recently breast cancer, and all the subsequent surgeries and radiation. My doctor recently had me on 30 mg of MS Contin, twice daily. I'm over it though. Last week, I reduced it to 15 mg. twice daily, then 15 mg. once daily, after a few days. Last night, I cut it to 7.5 mg. Today, I have stopped. I'm not feeling so bad, just the diarhea and sneezing?
Avatar n tn I am a 47yr old female with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. My Dr. prescribes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> for me for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. However, I know I am addicted to it and, even though I have gone down some on my dosage by tapering, I am still taking 360MG per day and, can't seem to get it any lower. I am feeling a great deal of remorse over this and frustration cause I don't want to take it anymore but, now I have to or, I go into withdrawal. Should I try to find an addiction specialist in my area? If so, how do I start?
Avatar f tn As a person with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> I have been taking 40mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> per day for about 2 years. What do you recommen I do regarding my Dr.
Avatar m tn Percocet is not for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. Neither is Lortab. Both have paracetamol in them, which, after months or years of everyday use, will most likely take it's toll on the liver, esophagus or stomach, or all three. Pure morphine is a much better choice. Ask your doctor to do a liver function test (AST/ALT and ALP) while everyday on paracetamol and see for yourself.
Avatar f tn Have had chronic back pain & fibromyalgia but I am going to have back surgery for stenosis and want to stop my narcotic meds. I have morphine cr 45mg 3x/day which I asked to change due to side effects. Dr put me on Oxycodone 20mg 4x/day. After my back surgery recuperation I want to stop the meds. Which one should I be on for an easier withdrawal. I am scared because I have been on this for ages.
Avatar f tn My current doctor has me on vicoden 5/500(I think is the dose) every4hrs as needed for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> leg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and migraines (leg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> from a skin problems, my legs feel as tho they're on fire when I move to sitting or standing due to screwed up blood flow and infected blisters.) . I'm almost 28weeks pregnant. And once I reach abotu 36 weeks I'll stop taking it all together. As it is I don't use it everyday myself.
Avatar f tn I'm fairly new to being a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> patient so I'm still learning about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> medications. I was on the same one for almost a year and the dose I was taking was just not helping much at all anymore. I did sit down with my Dr to tell her about this and we decided to try something else which is working great.I liked the idea too that she is trying me on something that does not have acetaminophen in it. Something you may want to think about and talk to your Dr about.
Avatar f tn Yes I would think you are correct in that his w/ds aren't bad because he is on morphine. When he is completely of all opiates is when you will see how bad the w/ds will be. He may be fine though, I used oxys for a year and my w/ds werent that bad at all, but lots of others have had it much worse and it is different for everyone. You will never be able to predict what it will be like.
1529480 tn?1291880734 She also gave me 60 percocet 5/325 for breakthrough <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. I didn't feel drugged up from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span>, just tired all the time. So lazy and queasy too all the time. I told my doctor I hated the medication. SInce I was so used to percocet and it worked, she put me on oxycontin. That worked great. I felt so much better. Unfortunately my insurance won't pay for it and I can't afford $218 a month for it. So my doctor put me back on the ****** morphine. I thought I would give it more of a shot.
753089 tn?1233597708 Over the next few weeks, my right hand was constantly sweating, became extremely sensitve to cold and I developed vertical lines in my fingernails on the right side only. This was the first time I had ever heard the phrase '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> Syndrom'. I opted NOT to have my left hand operated on. I saw the doc at the pain clinic and had a bone density scan (which was normal) and x-rays (again, normal). He gave me Gaglion (sp?) Blocks which had no effect.
653169 tn?1303449969 Mollyrae is trying to offer you a solution, which is correct that you speak to your pharmacist. We are not experts here only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> Pt's trying to help each other with our personal experiences and first hand knowledge as you know. I have never heard of the problem your having and did a little research and found nothing. Perhaps speaking with your doctor will help.
Avatar n tn I see that many Posters have indicated their shock at hearing of someone using over 100 Mgs per day of MS Contin-- 100 Miligrams is NOT an outrageous dosage when it comes to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> or Oxy/hydrocodone. In fact, many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> pain patients require 5 to 6 TIMES that dosage per day to relieve their pain. The human body adjusts and gets "Used to" dosages of opiates on a sliding scale.
541953 tn?1262589826 I'm not accusing you of anything -- I'm only sharing the benefit of my experience of counseling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> patients, and from being a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> patient for over 30 years. We all enjoy the relief we get from opioids, no doubt. But we must all learn to control our use of them so that they continue to provide pain relief, today, tomorrow, and 30 years down the road. If you are still having pain, talk to your doctor.
Avatar f tn I could really use some advice. I'm 23 years old and have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chronic</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my pelvic area. My primary doctor has sent me to pain management clinic. I was sent to the first doctor this year in February. I have been on every non narcotic medicine they can seem to think of and nothing helps. The doctor I saw in February put me on 10/325 lortab 6 times a day. I only saw him for one follow up appointment and he sent me to another office.
648944 tn?1241473294 than morphine. for that reason, he prescribed a dosage lower than for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span>. So far, it seems to me to have been about equally effective, possibly a bit more effective, than the morphine. The only reservation I have is that the effectiveness doesn't seem to quite last all the way through the 12 hours between the times that I take the pill. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Currently I take the extended relief morphine sulfate and norco 10/325 for severe bilateral SI joint <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. I am not responding to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morphine</span> at all even at a higher dosage. I feel I am building a tolerance to the norco so that doesn't work well either anymore. Upon telling my specialist this, he said there was really nothing else he had for me. I don't believe him. My pain becomes intense @ 9 out of 10. excruciating! Also I under went cordizone injection with sedsation and that didn't work!
653169 tn?1303449969 from shanna707 actually Please someone tell me what I can expect trying methadone. Is 20mg a high dose?? I am apprehensive to start this med but my morphine is wearing off and I'm really starting to hurt. I just wanted to know from someone with experience what they think about methadone good and bad and if it relieves muscle and joint pain well!!