taking morphine for CS and FS

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Hi everyone. Went to pain clinic thirsday and was told im to stop sr tramadol and go on sr morphine. Not sure how I feel about it. Anyone else on morphone for cs?. Thanks for taking time to read this 😊P

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    Hi Paula. I would think twice about having morphine. Its addictive and some of the side effects are not nice. I take Naproxen, gabapentin, tramadol, paracetamol and amitriptyline. I am on maximum dose with all of these and they do take the edge off the pain. Saying that, we all cope differently with pain.
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    Hi Paula

    as Leslie said we all cope different with pain I think it all depends how much pain you are in. You can get different strengths of Morphine your GP will probably put you on the lowest dose, but if you are not to sure first of all ask questions I am sure he/she will be more than happy to put your mind at ease, I am on Morphine have been for a while now the patches and the oramorph ( liquid), and if you ask questions and you are still not sure about it then I am sure your GP will come up with something else for the pain but remember we all cope different with it, I don't always take the oral morphine only when I really have to I try nowt to take it to often and just take my other meds. Good luck with whatever you choose to do but remember the choice is always yours.rolleyes

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    Hi paula57733,

    I am on naproxen,gabapentin,amitriptyline(was also on tramadol) and morphine patch,10 micro 24/7. Before the morphine patch I was taking tramadol and paracetamol combo but with very little effect. I only got about 3-4 hours sleep a night. This went on for about 5months and I would break down and cry with the constant pain, simular to bad toothache and earache combined I still remember when I first wore the patch, I had about 8 hours straight through, bliss. Okay it does make you feel dopy first thing in morning(she doesn't seem to mind), but seriously for me morphine patch over pain any day.

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    One thing to remember is your pain isnt likely to reduce on its own. So the choice eventually,what do i do chaces are IF you decide to go down the morphine route what are the chances you will want to come off it and have a weaker medication i wuold think zero. So addictave isnt really a problem. Als not every one does get addicted i have been on now baned drugs for years.im lucky had no prob,i know this is a bit mmixed up but i think you will get the gist if whatvim saying. But what ever you do decide good luck and hope your pain gets managable. Always remember tho i is your choice
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    Hi i am also a CS patient. Dont feel low because, this is not cancer. but yes painful. If you know how to get rid of the pain then LG (life's good). Here are couple of steps that i followed, actually somehow i invented these steps and they do work.

     I am also a CS patient. I have found following things relieving

    a. In case of acute pain in the cervical region, I take a hot water bath. stand beneath the hot water shower with back facing the shower. the water should be slightly hotter than normal comfort level. This is the best for sudden relief.

    b. Lie down on the bed facing towards ceiling with your head, neck and further 6 inches of back hanging down from the bed. close your eyes and take deep breath, hold for 5 seconds and relieve. do this for atleast 3-4 times.

    c. lie on the bed and turn your head and try to look in the diagonal direction, which means consider your self sleeping north (head) to south (feet) , normally we exercise by turning the head east to west. Rather try to see an object kept at north-east and north-west.

    d. Pranayam - You can search for anulom-vilom on you tube. If you are able to do this for two weeks in the morning for 15 minutes daily, the change is dramatic. there are other yoga excercises but this is best to begin with.

    e. Sit on a chair with back straight and head straight. Simultaneously turn your head vertically up and take deep breath. When your head is facing the ceiling, hold the breath for 5 seconds and then turn your head down back to the original position with exhaling air. remember not to turn your head down. (We are people with Cervical spondolysis, we never bow down  [biggrin]    [wink]

    f. Massage the are right below the ears, i.e the side part of the neck with a pain relief ointment. also behind the ears.

    g. Massage the shoulders with a menthol based pain relief ointment.

    These are my experiences, i hope they are useful for all who suffer from this painful condition.

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      I agree with you on these exercises because you are just manipulating the compression. Think of it like there is a four lane high way and cars are easily flying through. That's your back/neck when the compression is relieved through manipulation or stretches because the nerve is firing smoothly and isn't irritated. But then there's construction going on and you're left to a one lane highway and everyone's frustrated going so slow. That's your nerve being compressed or trapped due to a herniated disc or CS compressing against an exiting nerve root.

      Good helpful hints.

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    Hi,

       I was interested to read about yoga being useful to relieve painful conditions of C.S. but as with any exercise surely caution must be at the forefront?

    When I first had condition my g.p. sent me for physio. luckily they approached my condition with holistic therapy rather than hands on manipulation, if massage or stretching had been used I would have been paralysed as my spinal cord is trapped by osteophytes at c4,5,6 and 7 . Exercise for pain relief, by all means if it works for you but tread carefully.

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      Hi Mike,

      My suggestion is to read that little excerpt I posted above. It'll give you an idea about stretches and what they can help out on. As for your considering conditions, that sounds like spinal stenosis in my term book. Are you definitely positive it's compressing the spinal cord or exiting nerves through the foramen or lamina. Message me if you need a further explanation and know I am only a nurse but not a doctor. I just have worked in a field of spinal conditions and specialize in spinal orthopedics with my nursing background/also a patient on my own with these conditions.

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    To all that have read my threads, thank you. Sorry that I have been absent from my installments. I sustained a freak gym accident. I over worked myself because of stress and caused pretty bad trauma on my lower spine. I was squatting 185 lbs and lost my balance on the re-rack machine and had the weight tumbling down. Central disc protrusion/herniation on L5-S1 and an annular tear (the tough outter ring part of the disc itself) and will require surgery. So sorry again and much love to everyone!
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    joseph26110

    hi, yes you are right that I do also have spinal stenosis with myolepathy and I was very lucky 2 years ago as I had stretched my left arm high above my head and suddenly there was an electric shock feeling from the top of my shoulder along to base of my neck and then up to just parallel with my left ear, suddenly my left arm dropped and also lhs of my face was completely dead. For about 3 minutes I waited and slowly manipulated my left arm lifting it carefully and gradually felt some sensation of feeling returning and then back to normal. My Neurosurgeon showed me the mri and ct scans and the obvious causes of my problems. Need two operations but because of possible negative results am monitoring cervical spinal cord impingments with mri every 12 months.

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    Hi I'm on morphine for it I take morphine tablets day and night and oramorph throw the day it started of good but made me feel dizzy and light headed I'm going to start having pain injections on the 18th xxx
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