I don't know if anyone else has had this experience, but when given morphine, it accentuates my pain rather than rid me of it. Demerol did well, but now most don't use it after surgery for some reason. I have tried sooo many pain medications but either they have really bad side effects, or they are morphine derivatives. I have fibro, ddd in my lower back and neck and because of radiation during my cancer, under my right shoulder blade is extremely painful (this is the main reason for meds right now). Have had intercostal injections twice, but cannot do another until January. meantime...
2 Dec 2010
You can take many other types of narcotic medications, but if you are worried about allergic reactions then only ask for a few days worth and see how it works. FYI they don't use demerol after sugery very often any more because they found that it would build up in your system and cause seizures so most doctors have stopped using as a regular basis medication due to the half-life of that medication. You may have to try a few ranging from lowest to highest, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, all the way up to Dilaudid, Fentanyl, and Opana. If I were you I would use the compare button for morphine and just see what other meds are out there that may work and what some of the user reviews are if you haven't already. Just search for Morphine and find the compare to other pain meds. Hope this helped, Good Luck and hopefully you will get some relief soon.
14 Feb 2012
I can relate. I've never run across anyone before that has had the same thing. I'm sorry for you.
I have had morphine cause excruciating pain. The doctors did not expect me to live after taking it. They gave it to me post op and they said that the minute they injected it, I woke up screaming. I will never forget the pain. (Still don't have any explanations why, except that I must be allergic.) I have had bad reactions to all pain meds too.
I have neck and back pain and shoulder blade pain also. So far I've been able to take Ultram, but I try not to take much. Maybe worth checking out for you? Good luck!
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