new to morphine...help!!!

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I usually come on the patient site for fibromylagia, but have been giving morphine as the pain is getting so bad... anyway i was wondering if anyone finds morphine as a pain control is any good....

thanks.. di xx

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    Morphine is usually very effective :D It depends on the type of pain though :? Tentatively try it and see if it hits the spot smile
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    Hi I am taking morphine to help with pain due to OA, and waiting for a hip replacement. I put off taking it at first, but my gp said why suffer? I am prescribed 20 mg twice daily, with oromorph as and when needed. I usually take 10mg morning and night but have recently started to up to 2omg at night to help me sleep. I find that it has helped my pain, although I do still get some break through pain, which I can take the liquid for. I hope it helps you, just note how it affects you re drowsiness etc.. if you need to drive etc..
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    [quote:c984db835e=\"Dr_Spock\"]Morphine is usually very effective :D It depends on the type of pain though :? Tentatively try it and see if it hits the spot smile[/quote:c984db835e]

    What kind of pain is most effective to be treated with morphine? Of course I would imagine cancer but what about more general conditions such as chest pain say from a chest infection? Can morphine be used for the more general type of conditions when I would imagine a strong painkiller would be equally as effective.....so, is there a case when not to use morphine??

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    This Cancer Research UK document explains all about painkillers and their uses smile

    Pain killing drugs : http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=5900

    When I pondered \"It depends on the type of pain though :? \" I was mostly referring to [b:954641c12b]Neuropathic Pain[/b:954641c12b], Morphine isnt very good for it smile

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    I have just today be put on MST Continus 60mg bd, with Oramorh 20mg for breakthrough pain. I was previously on Fentynal patches 50ug/hr, However as I have a chronic skin complaint, along with OA and Septic Arthritis, I found I couldn`t keep the patches stuck on, especially as the Vapour Permeable Adhesive dressing (Hydrofilm) which I used to secure the Dtrans patch seems to have been taken off the market.

    My first impression of the MST, is that, apart from keeping me awake,( which every type of opiate analgesic seems to effect me this way for the first couple of days), after approximately 5hrs,I was almost pain free!.

    The only major dislike I have come across so far,and this may be peculiar to me,is the itching. Which I also hope will fade quickly.

    Alround, I`d say on first impressions,I`m very pleased,and relieved!

    For those who worry about getting addicted to these types of drugs, I`ve found that if you stick to the prescribed dose, changing medications,and being without strong opiates, causes little problems,except obviously pain returns.

    This is what I`ve found, but people do vary considerably.

    Paul smile

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    Hi,At the moment Im taking 400mg per day of m.s.t., and also I take oramorph as well when I need To.M.S.T. is very good for pain relief but the only trouble is that your body gets used to it so you have to increase your dosage after a while,my biggest side effects are constipation and dryness of the mouth.

    This is the second time that I have been put on morphine,Im waiting to see the specialist about a back and neck problem I have, the last time I was on the morphine I was on 600mg per day.Thats fine until you want to stop taking the medication,it took me 18months to stop taking the drug because of the withdrawels. I to am having problems sleeping at the moment,the most Im having is 2 hours at the most.I would like to swap information with anybody who wants help or better still if you can give it.Wardy

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