View Full Version : Anyone on Morphine?
04-01-2004, 02:32 AM
I just weaned off the oxycontin and have been taking Morphine at approximately the same dose as the oxy. I hurt, all over, and I know part of it is from overdoing as I've been so busy lately, but I wondered if anyone else out there is on it and is getting good relief....I think they may have to tweak my dose and raise it some so I can stop taking so many of the breakthru pain meds.
I just cant get comfortable and am in pain 24/7, from head to toe from the fibro, my back from the disc disease, and my bladder from the IC.
Nobody seems to quite get it in this house that Mommy is still sick even though I packed boxes and stuff, but I HAD to move out and assigned tasks to everyone else as well.
I dont know if its just me, or the morphine....so hard to tell after only a week or so on the med. Any advice?
04-01-2004, 05:52 AM
Im sorry that you are hurting so much!!I hope this medicine will help to ease your pain .
I kinda know how ya feel,I wish my family would be more understanding.I feel like they probably think its all in my head.
04-01-2004, 06:38 AM
I know I have heard others on it..and fear I will be someday. I know what moving is like...just moved in here in NOV and there is so much left to unpack....and since hubby is working 2 jobs..it is basically my job to do the unpacking.....
try to be careful.
04-01-2004, 06:44 AM
for me. My kids understand, they've been with me since I started getting sick, but I havent lived with the husband sick, and he's used to me being super nurse, super mom, on the go, working the job of my dreams, and cooking, everything, and now, when I sleep half the day, or I have to pop all these pills for pain relief, he doesnt know what to think. It scares him I think and he just doesnt understand.
I think that if this pain continues uncontrolled like it is now I'm going to have to see the pain doctor early because at this rate I'm going to run out of breakthru pain meds and then I really will be in trouble.
I'm crying, you guys just touch me so much, make me feel better, and understand without having to justify that mid morning nap, or how I havent been able to get the laundry finished, etc. Just thank you soooo much.
04-01-2004, 07:14 AM
I was taking oxycontin for over a year. After it starting to slack off in the pain control my uro changed me to MSContin (morphine long acting). He didn't want to up my dose of oxycontin I guess.
After 5 months on the morphine and finding that it wasn't controling the pain adequatley, my uro sent me to another uro and a pain clinic at the University of Washington medical center in Seattle.
They recommended going back on the oxycontin at a higher dose primarily because the morphine wasn't cutting it and I had lost way too much weight on the morphine. I weighed 138 pounds, after the morphine I'm down to 109 pounds!! EEEK! I'm trying the oxycontin at 40mg every 8 hours. They told me that I may have to up it if it doesn't hold me. My morphine dose was 60mg every 8 hours. I'm not sure how they adjust the dosing between the two drugs.
Just yesterday I started back on the oxycontin. It gave me terrible nightmares last night, but it seems to be holding the pain ok. I just hope I put some weight back on!!
Can I ask why you were changed to morphine???
I think if it's not working you probably should let your uro know. Maybe a pain clinic is an option. I suggest doing research on the pain clinic first. Some are not very good with treating IC pain.
I am sending many hugs your way and do hope you get some relief very soon!
04-02-2004, 05:24 AM
Thanks for writing. They changed me from the oxy to morphine and hydrocodone for breakthru pain. I guess the doctor didnt want to up my oxycontin anymore either.
I do see a pain doc, a wonderful one at that. I've written lots of posts about him and he's kind, genuine, looks me in the eye, talks to me like I'm a human being, not a crazy female....so I'm VERY lucky and have felt comfortable with his treatment plans.
I really wish he had just upped the dose, and I have my monthly appt with him in a couple weeks, so I'll see if he'll change me back to the oxy, or up the morphine dose then.
How did the morphine make you lose weight? I have gained some since I've been out of work, enough that I hate it but not enough that I cant lose it quickly if I were more active. So, if weight loss is a side effect, I may just like it. Not good for you though at 109 lbs ;(
Thanks for writing. Sandy
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