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I've been on MST slow release morphine for over 3 years . I was originally on 80 mgs a day and cut that down to 40mgs a day after being on it a year .
I didn't find that difficult although I was taking oromorph also .
I had a horse riding accident at the age of 14 and had surgery I'm not 37 and have several slipped discs , cyst , split disc etc . I hate being on the mst and I know although I'm not addicted I rely on it.
So I've decided to come off and look at alternative methods as I'm a single mum of 2 and my kids need me . Plus with the new laws regarding driving whilst taking mst I'm worried .
So my doctor has said reduce 5mgs every evening for 3 weeks the drop another 5 till I'm off .
I'm on day 6 of my 5mg less and I thought I was doing well . Last night I couldn't sleep , I have a headache that feels like my head is in a vice, I've got a cold coming, I keep getting bouts of a really bad sick feeling to the point where i thought I was going to be sick . I suffer with depression and anxiety although I'm feeling much better with that. The thing is I've been very weepy this morning and not sure if that's the depression or mSt withdrawal.
I've asked my doctor for support groups but the only ones she can find are for people addicted to morphine , heroine , cocaine etc which is no good for me .
I'm hoping I can get support from here from people who understand what I'm going through because I've tried to explain to people but no one understands . Any input is very much appreciated so thank you in advance.
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