Morphine nursing considerations

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Methadone would be appropriate for another opiate (ie morphine, heroin, etc), but for a benzo, it makes no sense.. Methadone is a SUPER strong opiate! I really advise seeking another opinion. I'm sorry you're going through this! I'm going to enlist the help of my great pals on the addiction forum. Maybe they can shed some light! She's lucky to have you supporting her. I hope she's feeling better.
So after a couple of weeks in unbearable pain, suddenly from one second to the next I can have anything I have, even morphine. So I took that morphine stuff for a few weeks , was now able to walk somewhat naturally and then the whole thing went away by itself a couple of weeks later. Sure, you can never know for sure, well, sometimes you can, but then this is true about everything in like and it may be better to give a pain patient a chance even if they do get addicted.
post-secondary institutions in Canada are publicly funded (not free for students, medical school is still extremely expensive, but a huge percent is publicly funded) and in Canada medical schools and all medical programs (even nursing programs, pharmacy programs and technician programs) have caps on them set by the government as well as additional caps sometimes set by the schools.
Only now is data STARTING to be formulated about long term effects, and other considerations. And, I myself am on Zoloft and it's helping me a lot, but it just goes to show you that a lot of it is a **** shoot. Heck, for the longest time, docs denied that there was a w/d associated with discontinuation of SSRIs. It wasn't until there was consistent (and plentiful) data coming in that indeed patients across the board were experiencing issues upon d/c of these meds). Craziness.
All important considerations and rites of passage in life one might argue. Now if that's not Pollyannish RE:cancer, I don't know what is. "in all things, give thanks", it's easier said than done, not territory of the faint of heart. Perspective, attitude.....a factor or not a factor...this is the question....either way, best to be prepared.
A few years into my illnesses I learned that I had to be my own advocate and do my own research. I even went to nursing school to help educate myself. I'm not just talking about opiates or benzos but also about steroids, immunosuppressants, hormones, etc. I learned the hard way to do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions and if something didn't feel right, to get a second opinion. That being said. I don't think opiates should be prescribed for chronic pain.
ld daughter had her oxygen level tested at nursing school and it read a 91 first and then a 93. They asked her if she smoked and she never has. She is an avid runner and does cardio everyday. She works in a fitness gym and is in perfect shape. Should I be concerned? What is a normal reading for this age? Please let me know.
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