Morphine dosage for chronic pain

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After running the gamut of pain medications in an effort to find some relief from the constant, chronic pain I endure from spondylolisthesis, I've been prescribed morphine tablets at 10 mgs per tab. I'm still getting no relief from the pain. Should I ask my GP for a higher dosage?
However if she was extremely frail and on additional medications that caused respiratory depression it could have been a contributing factor. Many chronic pain patients take even higher doses of Morphine and function. Morphine 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.
I'm not a doctor, but I am a long-time opiate user and chronic pain 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).
Getting ready for my 9th surgury in 2 wks. I want to get off the pain pills.I went off them last year for 2 months and the Dr. wanted me to go back on them...Dumb me...I told my Dr. last week that i wanted off of them because i was going throught w/d's. He said that he was more than happy to write me presc. Right now i'm on 15m morphine (2 or 3times daily) and a patch, plus 800m os ibupro....they had me on prococet for 7yrs.then methodone for 2 yrs. then oxycotin 1month..now morphine...
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 morphine. if you are in chronic pain 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...
well that depends on what you are taking it for, i would say yes if you are taking it for back pain, but i would say know if you just got out of back surgery theres really not enough information i am sorry that i cannot help you with a taper plan, i set up tapers a good bit but i will not advise anyone to use morphine as a taper med are you willing to try darvon? or even roxies?
Jenny Your OB and PM docs should be the ones telling you what's safe to take and dosage during pregnancy. I have chronic pain 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.
My OBGYN referred me to my pain specialist place for pain management. They gave me a few prescriptions themselves in the early pregnancy. Many moms have severe chronic pain conditions and sometimes end up pregnant. Its a horrible position to be in, but if I cannot take care of myself than I cannot take of my girls at home.
My husband is on Morphine every 8 hours for chronic pain on his left shoulder that was fused 2 years ago.... does anybody know about this drug or the kind of surgery he's had?
For the last year I have been taking15 mg Morphine2 times a day, and 5mg Oxycodone HCI For pain in back and hips, and knee. At this dosage I have been getting some relief.Could one say that I'm chemically dependent. I'm 6 ft tall and 172 lbs. What is the suggested dosage for 61 yr old? I just had surgery in my chest and the pain level is 10 by times 10. they increased the oxy to 10 mg every 4 hrs and the Morphine 3 times a day 30 mg a day. with little effect.
I have had chronic pain 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?
I am a 47yr old female with chronic pain. My Dr. prescribes Morphine for me for pain. 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?
I havIe been a chronic pain patient for 13 years in the state of TN. TN is not a methadone friendly state. My pain management specialist had me on methadone for 12 years after trying other optoids with no success. I regained about 70% of my ability to function and good pain relief. I was able to go back to work after a year in bed.
I have been told that this medicine is good for Chronic Pain. I know it is also for use with people that have seizures. Could someone tell me how Neurontin has helped or hurt them. I have been taking it at night 300mg small dose for sleep and Chronic Pain. I dont want to go to a higher dosage until I research more. My doctor says this is a good helpful medicine. I just want to get more input. Thank you very much for your help. Shelly.
I live with chronic pain -- sometimes excruciating pain, grinding pain -- I have for a number of years. It is not likely that it will ever stop until I enter Heaven. I am a retired RN and I am fully aware of the uses and dangers of narcotics. They can be a wonderful help and they can cause what some call a "living hell." They can also kill you! When I was taking Oxycontin I wanted to get off of it. I asked my doctor to reduce my dosage and he did.
As a person with chronic pain I have been taking 40mg of morphine per day for about 2 years. What do you recommen I do regarding my Dr.
Percocet is not for chronic pain. 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.
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.
My current doctor has me on vicoden 5/500(I think is the dose) every4hrs as needed for chronic leg pain and migraines (leg pain 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.
I have had to up my morphine dosage until I get an MRI for spinal fractures. My hands are not swollen but my ankles are HUGE! This was the first site that I landed on so its great to see that I am not alone. I'm hoping that taking an over the counter diuretic will help the swelling as well as putting my feet up. Thanks for posting the question.
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.
at the start and after being treated at the pain clinic for just over a year, I was a sickly 125Lbs., (and looking for a way out). I guess it was lucky that we had been forced to sell my collection of firearms to pay rent and bills while we fought for Social Security Disability (another story for another day!) because I was unable to work. Otherwise ....... Eventually I was told about another doc (a Neurologist) who a close friend had told about my situation and was interested in seeing me.
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 Morphine or Oxy/hydrocodone. In fact, many chronic 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.
I could really use some advice. I'm 23 years old and have chronic pain 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.
than morphine. For that reason, he prescribed a dosage lower than for morphine. 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!
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!!
( 15mg Roxycodone 4xday as needed, and 60mg of Morphine sulfate 2XDay.) The Roxycodone work well for quick pain relief but do not have a long term effect, like the morphine. The Morphine worked ok with the pain, but changes my demeanor, and made me moody. So I have discontinued using the Morphine. From some research, I found that not all narcotic based meds work the same one everyone. In all honesty the lower dose of Roxycodone had a better effect then the morphine, which suprised me.
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