Morphine overdose death

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Avatar n tn i had a friend started on liquid morphine august 10 started with 05,mg as time went on was told to increase it increase it till finally was full dosage ever 2hours bad thing i gave it to him now questioning myself did you break one of gods commandments thouh shall not kill still eats on me had to do it again wouldnt took 16 days from starting the morphine till death even though he quit eating loss his voice was this really gods will or way something i must come to terms with no.
Avatar f tn She also took 60 mg of Oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Additionally, she was given 15 mg morphine sublingually the last two days at night. Her leg and abdomen were very swollen, she did not diurese the last 18 hours of her life. My biggest question - did CHF take her life or was it the opiates? She had Cheyne-Stokes breathing for the last 6 hours of her life. I'm feeling so much guilt as her primary caregiver...
Avatar m tn 42 am, she was administered morphine and robinul x 1 stat. She instantly died. Did the combination, that close together have any possibility of causing her death?
Avatar m tn 5 pills 14 hours later 4875 mg (Mon) 6 pills 23 hours later 3900 mg (Tues) (with attempe\ted CWE which I dont believe worked correctly) 5 more pills 8 hours later 3250 mg (Tuesday night at 7 pm, no CWE) Its been approx 80 hours since my last dose and I was reading online that 72-96 hours is where liver failure occurs from acetaminophen overdose....
1029192 tn?1292985518 Let me back up just a bit - I experienced a death in my immediate family on May 30, so I had seen my Primary Care Provider on June 1, who had given me a prescription for Ativan to help with anxiety and sleeplessness - only I didn't get it filled until June 4 - so fast forward a little to Friday, June 4 - my gastroenterologist prescribed some liquid morphine, which I've used many times before (to help with the never ending diarrhea) so I figured I'd fill both the liquid morphine AND the Ativan
Avatar m tn Hello I am taking 2 morphine long lasting 60mg of morphine for neuropathic pain. But I was chewing it to get a better result and some days I took 3. I am not proud of this but this is my life so far. Now I have been given another drug divoprolex and it helps with the pain a great deal. 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.
Avatar f tn I am about to go off 300mg er morphine and 60mg norco daily, cold Turkey! I have tried before but did not last 24 hours! I have to end this addiction now! What is my best option. I have half a morphine left and don't know what to do. I have children and do not know how to make it through detox and care for my children. Please help!
Avatar f tn Hospice prescribed morphine tablets, morphine liquid and valium for her. She was a known prescription drug addict. It is my belief that she should never have been given these medications to administer herself. Who is to say that she took too many at one time and this is what ultimately ended her life? She was going to die anyway but it is my belief that this sped up the dying process by a great percentage.
Avatar n tn so my question is , in hospice, is this what they do? do they assist medically by giving overdose of morphine to patients they think are dying anyway?
1684282 tn?1582660848 Why do young, vibrant people keep dying from heroin overdose? What is the great pull this drug has on our society? Well, I have been thinking about just that question as we all heard about the death of yet another famous and talented actor. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found in his Manhattan apartment with a syringe still stuck in his arm and fifty heroin bags in his possession. So I thought back to patient we had very recently, who is also a heroin addict.
Avatar f tn And if you died w/ overdose morphine the nurse would suffer consequences not the doctor.
Avatar n tn he was only 22 yrs old. he had 2 morphine patched that he cut open then put on, he passed out, obviously from the morphine. the large amount of morphine at one time made him sick and he vomitted while he was passed out, this caused him to choke/suffocate on his own vomit and die!!!! i'm posting this cause i know there are some ppl here who are tapering off of the patches. and i remember a few posts from awhile back wondering about cutting them to taper. PLEASE DONT EVER DO THAT!!!!!
942290 tn?1252622149 ironically,woods wife would become the first death, from an overdose related to his invention. 1852 The British arrive in lower Burma, importing large quantities of opium from India and selling it through a government-controlled opium monopoly. 1856 The British and French renew their hostilities against China in the Second Opium War. In the aftermath of the struggle, China is forced to pay another indemnity. The importation of opium is legalized.
Avatar n tn Can a baby overdose off of hydrocodone, oxycodone , or Roxycodone through breast milk if the mother takes the right dosage, or slightly more, only once a day and not everyday. If he breastfeeds while its in the mothers system, is sleepiness a sign of overdosing? If so, can l the overdose possibly death happen after the mother is no longer on medication?
Avatar f tn respiratory depression, extreme somnolence, stupor or coma, skeletal muscle flaccidity, cold and clammy skin, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, headache, dry mouth, pruritus, diaphoresis, bradycardia and hypotension. In a severe case of overdose, apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest, and death may occur.
Avatar f tn He found me unresponsive and barely breathing. I was receiving an overdose of morphine in patch without knowing it. Had my son not decided to come home at 3am when he did.. I would be dead. Medic in amb. thought I was dead. All praises to God I am alive today and can tell of my experience. Praise the Lord. Should no one choose to communicate with me,.that's ok. Love you all.
229538 tn?1300381367 There is an unquestioned epidemic of opioid abuse, overdose and death in this country, an epidemic we need to address as a society," said Douglas Throckmorton, FDA's deputy director for regulatory programs. This would no doubt be a good time to get your life back people .
Avatar m tn Recently I read that if you take more than 40 mg of OxyContin at one time then it can cause death or permanent brain damage. Well when I was ages 14 and 16 I took one of my mom's 80 mg OxyContin pill and I remember I felt like throwing up for like 16 hours straight. I took it in the evening, went to bed, and woke up the next day still very nauseous. I started to feel completely fine about 20 hours after I took it.
Avatar m tn I never take more than one dose a day (sometimes I don't even need it.) and I have never gone over the recommended dose. Can I overdose? Every time I take it, I feel like death is at my doorstep. I feel like I'm genuinely about to die. Like really, about to die. My vision blurs, I feel sick. Etc:. But unless I do take something, the pain I'm in is horrendous.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry for your loss, and the loss of others who have posted. However, I am currently sitting in the hospice room with my grandmother who has been in nothing but pain for the past two weeks. She has not had nutrition or liquids for over a week and is still in pain. I actually keep thinking that our hospice nurses cannot give us enough morphine. She is still in obvious pain and the morphine doesn't seem to be doing a damn thing to make her comfortable.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Increasing dosage, which many patients do without consulting their physicians, can increase dependency risk and can even lead to overdose or death. At the Waismann Method Treatment center we take our patients to Domus Retreat after detoxifcation for a better evaluation on their pain level. We begin treatment with non narcotics and provide yoga, acupunture, massage and other forms on therapies that can help with prescription abstinance and pain control.
Avatar n tn I PERSONALLY know someone that was addicted to Soma and died of an ACCIDENTAL overdose. If you take too many your heart (a muscle) will just quit - be careful. You guys are probably right about it being addicting but the only thing I have ever heard about it is that in Nevada they are restricting people getting Soma and Vicodin at the same time because they are taking large quantities of it together (called a speedball) and it supposedly feels just like heroin.
535089 tn?1400677119 Opioid Products That May Be Required to Have Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Brand Name Products Generic Name Trade Name Applicant/Sponsors Fentanyl Duragesic Extended Release Transdermal System Ortho McNeil Janssen Hydromorphone *Palladone Extended Release Capsules Purdue Pharma Methadone Dolophine Tablets Roxanne Morphine Avinza Extended Release Capsules King Pharms Morphine Kadian Extended Release Capsules Actavis Morp
Avatar f tn Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.
626605 tn?1302524071 Using this medicine by inhalation or injection can cause life-threatening side effects, overdose, or death. What is tramadol? Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock. Tramadol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
990354 tn?1307136486 Using this medicine by inhalation or injection can cause life-threatening side effects, overdose, or death. What is tramadol? Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock. Tramadol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Avatar f tn On top of all that crap he took, his death was caused by heroin overdose. I had some oxycontins left (only 10 mg.) that helped me through my grief and loss and yes you feel so much better really fast then once it wore off I felt more depressed than ever. It wasn't until then I understood his addiction disease. And the Dr. Who got him started lost his license to write narcotic prescriptions but not soon enough.
434196 tn?1206389470 Always remember the dangers of poly drug use like opiates, benzodiazepines and alcohol. They 3 are the most common causes of death by overdose. So stay safe and stay clean.
Avatar f tn Hi anyone, Ive taken drugs from morphine/pethidine to now codeine phospahte (similar to vicodin) which im trying to wean myself off because im desperate to be clean . My intake has gone through the roof and the last 2 weeks ive been having chest pains and awful frightening panic attacks, my mum died 3 weeks ago from an accidental opioid and alcohol overdose she was only 40!