I take morphine exactly as directed by my dr 3 times per day and it does not touch day the pain I suffer from. As far as I know this is a very strong medication and because it doesn't help I don't want to keep taking this medication. I do suffer from chronic pain (for 3 years). this can I please have some feedback/help I don't know what to do for the pain anymore which is trial and error with all doctors/specialists I have seen. Please please help.
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Morphine - no pain relief?
29 Feb 2012
Morphine is indeed a strong medication. there are medications that are stronger too. Everyone is different and they respond differently to medications. the best thing to do is to communicate with your Dr. If you have been using this mediciation for at least a few weeks and it is not helping, you need to let the Dr know. It is very much trial and error to find a medication combination that works best for you. You may need to use more than one medication at a time to keep you comfortable. It may be that you need morphine plus something like a muscle relaxant and/or an antidepressant/anticonvulsant that also relieves chronic pain like Cymbalta, Lyrica or gabapentin. Sometimes it takes a combination of meds. Another thing that chronic pain patients need to remember is to adjust your expectations. Most likely NO pain medication will keep you pain free unless it knocks you unconscious.
If it does keep you pain free, then that is wonderful, but often this isn't the case. The pain may still be there but tolerable. Often this is all we can expect of our pain meds. Keep open lines of communication going with your Dr, be honest and open minded and patient and you will find the right combo. I know it can be very frustrating. I've been dealing with chronic pain issues since 2004 and many on here have been dealing with chronic pain much longer than that! Welcome to the site!
1 Mar 2012
Morphine is a fairly strong pain med but it doesnt work for everyone.I tried morphine 30mg instant release and I didnt get good relief from it.I now take methadone 10 mg 4x a day.It works great for me and I was on lortab 10 for breakthrough pain but I dropped the lortab.Its hard to find a dr who is comfortable prescribing methadone because of the people who have abused it it has given the medicine a bad name but if prescribed right and taken correctly its a good medicine.There is also oxycodone it comes in various strengths from 5mg all the way up to 80mg but if you dont have insurance it is very expensive.
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