Morphine and copd

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Avatar n tn Is Morphine safe to use when disgnosed with copd? What are the benefits and the side effects? Is it safe to take morphine with Lorazpame (anti-depressant). Need any info you can provide as soon as possible. Thank you.
Avatar n tn two problems 1 I work and cant be home with him all the time and 2 he is an alcholic and will get booze from someone I am afraid can u give me some solutions to these problems
Avatar n tn She's not annoying in the typical sense, more just there all the time and seeing what goes on and commenting in a nice way about things. My lifestyle is very different than hers at my age. Her life revolves around by 2 kids, 5 and 7. My husband and I are getting a divorce (not her fault by any stretch). I don't know what to do about the living situation. He doesn't want to move out, so I'm thinking I may have to move my mom and I out and I'll have the kids at least 1/2 time.
Avatar m tn The two most effective drugs, commonly used are opioids, for example morphine and dihydrocodeine (a form of codeine), and a drug called promethazine, given orally (in the category of drugs called phenothiazines) .
Avatar n tn it first appeared in the Sternum and they think it may be in the colon as well. He has COPD and they have him on oxygen but when we talk on the phone he coughs almost all the time. He is on Advair 250/100, Hydrocodone APAP 10/325 .. is there not any other medications that can be given to help calm the cough down? He just finished radiation for the Sternum and he's getting ready to start Chemotherapy. He's hoping the chemotherapy will help with the cough. Will it?
Avatar m tn I wanted to ask anyone if you have ever heard of leg pain associated with tablets of morphine, I woke up at night and my legs felt like they were on fire. I have decided to go off of the morphine and have 16 left and I did it before with less though it is hard. This is the third prescription I have had because they just did not have anything better to offer but the divoprolex is working well. Or epival??
Avatar m tn The doctor told us both that she now has end stage COPD and they are giving her morphine orally twice a day to help depress her breathing and starting her on anti anxiety drugs today to help with the panic attacks she has started to get. Her Oxygen saturation levels upon arrival to hospital this time were 75%. A few weeks before hand they were 83% and 74% in April. I am on only child and work full time and also tend to my dad in a nursing home am now back and forth to her in hospital.
Avatar f tn He didn't have pneumonia, did not respond to antibiotics, and when he complained of pain, guess what, they continued the hydro with valium, then morphine and utimately he couldn't come out of it. His COPD was controlled until he was prescribed the hydro for back pain.
Avatar n tn This is more likely to happen in a person with COPD, even if the COPD was not previously diagnosed. However, there are many other reasons for a low oxygen level after surgery. This includes clots to the lung, pneumonia, lung collapse etc. Your husband should have this evaluated as soon as possible by his doctor, starting with a repeat chest x-ray.
Avatar m tn ) Furthermore, he is chronically hypertensive and is on numerous medications from coumaden to an internal morphine pump for his now chronic back pain. To make matters worse, his primary care physician just keeps switching his meds around to the point that it may be criminal (giving him medications for things such as asthma while adamantly maintaining that there's nothing wrong and no reason to treat anything.) If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate the input.
Avatar f tn I am trying to get off Morphine and Vicodin prescribed for COPD and back pain. It's the 6th day now and I have had a heck of a time at night. Any suggestions? I have benzos, 5mg and took about 5 last night over several hours, feel like heck this AM. I need help. Hospice prescribed these meds and I can't abide them any more, they put me nodding all day.
Avatar n tn I was paranoid and taking 8 mg every 3 hours and 3 mg of ativan daily. I wanted to die and spent my days sobbing and rocvking on the couch,. I went to my local ER and they did not know how to taper me off the dilaudid. I went to Lahey clini where an ER doc gave me the name of a doc who speicialized in this and within 3 days at a hospital was detoxed. This was Mid October. Now I am suffering from severe abdominal and sever back pain. I went to a pain clinic.
Avatar f tn My Mom is in end stage COPD and CHF and it has been a battle of "wills" and "won'ts" between my sisters and my mothers care....My Mom is on Hospice care and I believe in there "mission" for "comfort care" but my sisters think that my Mom is/will become a "drug addict" (my Mom can be given Morphine and Ativan if her respirations get too high... (and my Mom has been having respirations up into the 40's - normal is between 18 to 20....
Avatar n tn so I am terrifed of taking Lyrica that I will get worse and I have a heart condition also I take Norvac for this sicne my heart attack 12 years ago I suffer daily from the RSD and I am full body including my mouth whch my taste buds are destroyed now as I can't taste anything. I take 120 MG or more of morphine MS-IR daily for pain and sometimes it will not work when in a full fedge attack as now. The edma in my feet and legs is terrible. My hands are so bad typing i aalmost impossible.
Avatar f tn The ironic part to this is when I first started my pain management they tried Morphine and had a terrible allergic reaction to it so they took me off it fast but apparently forgot to note that in my file, but I do have an appeal on the case but that is not going to help me tomorrow. I am almost 52 years old, I have been fighting Lung Cancer for two years, I have Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Arthritis. I also suffer from COPD.
Avatar n tn i been on xanax and methadone 5 yrs copd and sevre sleep on low dose of both..and i never had a problem..even went to the er 5 times from the anxtys of taking it..they said as long as i been on these..its what can a person do..if your taking methadone and you hooked on both meds hmmm you have to take its dam if you do and DAM if you dont... word fro the wise benzos are a cns med that enhances methadone or any may reduce the breathing..
Avatar m tn Two years later he was back in the hospital with a fist sized anuerysm of his lower aorta. He has emphysema and copd. The doctor told me he his intestines are riddled with diverticulitis (my dad's, not the doctors. Or, the docor's might be as well, but that would be a little tmi...) Anway. Back to the story.
Avatar n tn On a scale of 1-10 it is a seven or eight and nothing relieves it completelynot even morphine. I have been treated for heartburn, asthma and copd without any success. The x rays have so far not indicated anything. Any ideas what this might be?
Avatar f tn Hospice does its best to prevent suffering from the pain of cancer, and methadone is an excellent pain medication. Morphine is preferred for the treatment of COPD because a doctor can better control its effect on breathing, however, both morphine and methadone work in similar ways -- it is just that methadone suppresses the breathing longer. At end of life, it doesn't matter much which medication you use.
Avatar f tn All is less than it was but still keeping me awake at night and tired in the day. I am 82 and copd. Have scoliosis also. Using asprin and tylenol for my pain. any info is apprecited. Thanks.
Avatar n tn She's currently on or tried (forgive spelling) Gabapentin, Neurontin, Talsen and a morphine derivative. The nerve pain is so intense that she tries to stay in bed all of time which is weakening her even more. Is there some medication specifically for nerve pain that may help in this case?
Avatar n tn Morphine is then further metabolized to morphine-3-glucuronide and morphine-6-glucuronide before excretion (primarily via the kidneys). However, prior to its metabolism to morphine and subsequent glucuronidation, heroin is rapidly metabolized to 6-MAM. Because 6-MAM is the first product of heroin metabolism, no other compound produces this metabolite, and its presence is unequivocal confirmation of heroin usage.
Avatar n tn To provide an overview of mechanisms of dyspnea and causes of dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer and to critically review current pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of dyspnea for COPD and lung cancer. DATA SOURCES: Published articles, abstracts, textbooks, and the authors' personal experiences with dyspnea management in COPD and lung cancer.
Avatar m tn uses his nebulizer every 2hrs around the clock along with 0.5ml of morphine each time. he is on 6liters of o2 24/7. and also has other inhalers, prednisone. he has high blood pressure. and now his feet and ankles are really swollen especially the right foot and right hand. just looking for some answers about how long he may be with us? I worry because I do have 2 children and don't want them to see their grandfather suffer anymore than he already does.
Avatar n tn But she was in a nursing home, withthe nurses administering Percoset, then Morphine and Ativan in her last couple days. I don't know if Hospice is anti-med- it wouldn't make sense if they were, since in the last stretch it should be about being relieving symptoms, not suffering through them. I just realized this post is from August. If youcheck back and read this- how's it going? I hope the issues with Hospice and meds got resolved. Best of luck to you with everything.
Avatar f tn Have been clean of morphine and hydocodone for 12 days. I am 82 and these were given me for scoliosis and COPD. I decided to cold turkey after a couple of years of this and am having bad headaches. Other wd symptoms seem to have started to let up fairly well. I took restlegs prep last night, twice. first time for me, could that cause stomach upset along with more headaches?
211940 tn?1267884866 Even being on Calcium, Evista, Actonel, and Boniva, all at the same time. Also at that time I was diagnosed with COPD( I burned my lungs with ammonia & bleach cleaning a camper in the winter) The more I had bronchitis the worse I got till I only got pneumonia all the time. But I smoked for over 20 years too, a pack to a pack and a half a day. Then they noticed nodules in my lungs and liver in 2002 or 2003 I think. Yes I am not smoking now.
Avatar n tn Call your GP to get more pain medication and see if further work up is needed. if the pain is under your right ribcage could be gall bladder. But at any rate.
Avatar n tn While in the hospital, about a week after the second surgery, I had a pulmonary embolism caused by a clots from the left leg and developed pneumonia in both lungs. I was also on morphine for about 2 weeks and percodan and oxycontin later. Granted, I was a smoker of nearly 30 years up to that point and haven't smoked since since the day of the accident. No withdrawal! No craving! Ever! Thank God! I went to my GP about six months ago because I've been having shortness of breath.