Also known as: Astramorph PF, Avinza, Doloral, Doloral Sirop, Duramorph, Duramorph PF, Infumorph, Kadian, M O S, M-Eslon, Morphine LP Epidural, Morphine Rapi-Ject, Morphine Sulfate ER, Morphine Sulfate IR, Morphine Sulfate SR, Morphitec, MS Contin, MS/S, MSIR, OMS, Oramorph SR, Rescudose, RMS, Roxanol, Roxanol 100, Roxanol-T, Statex
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Review by Jewels14 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Morphine Sulfate ER (morphine) for Chronic Pain: Morphine Sulfate ER 15 mg.
I have been using this for approximately 6 months. I find that many of the side effects listed have become apparent to me.
I do experience: shakiness, constipation, elevated liver enzymes, difficulty urinating, uncontrollable sleepiness, blurred vision, sensitivity to bright lights at nighttime, including some indoor lighting. In addition, I suffer from stomach pain, feel lethargic at times, memory loss, lack of desire to socialize, depression, and other minor events that I did not have prior to taking morphine.
Kadian (morphine) for Chronic Pain: Two scripts (different mg) Kadian(brand only) therapeutic amount by far the best long acting narcotic I've taken (with Lyrica ,Topomax , Zanaflex, etc). Struck by lightning- neurological effects; fibromyalgia; thoracic outlet syndrome; spinal stenosis in cervical, thoracic & lumbar. 3 level lumbar decompression -power wheelchair; thoracic spinal surgery, and so much more.
morphine for Chronic Pain: I've had 9 knee surgeries including a replacement at 48 (08), 7 facial repairs, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic hormonal migraines, asthma& a ruptured left diagphram from coughing. Liver's in chest & partially collapsed ft. lung lobe. The black mold/ severe allergies/infections = cannot breath without constant severe pain/pluresy rib fractures etc! I was using15mg er q 12 hours w/ 15mg or every 6 for break through! Not cutting the pain but better. After bout with severe stomach flu & in hospital 5 days I am using the oral liquid morphine! W/ the ER significantly more effective!
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I was in a really bad car wreck in which I had temporary paralysis due to C3 and C4 fractures and was in a halo for almost 4 months. I would have never survived physical therapy and everyday movement with out this medication.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I suffer from severe pelvic and abdominal adhesions and severe pelvic pain as a result. It was from a combination of several surgeries, GI issues, endometriosis, bleeding ovarian cysts etc. I am going to be 30 this year and the condition has robbed me of most of my twenties. For years I have tried Percocet, Dilaudid, Lortab, oxycodone, dihydrocodeine, injections in my nerves, Lyrica, topimarate. They only work for a short time and then I have to pretty much live my life around my pain medicine schedule. Then after my last 2 surgeries, the pain got better and was slightly okay with Lortab but not good enough. I started MS Contin 15mg twice a day last week and I have been virtually pain free. I even forget to take the second dose sometimes.
12 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Pain: Took my pain from a 9 to a 2! Lasts all day and rarely have to take my break through pain medication. I have ADHD, Chronic Pain, Panic Attack Disorder.
MS Contin, 180 twice a day
Oxycodone IR, 30mg every four hours
6mg when required of Xanax IR
Adderall, 30mg IR twice a day
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, bulging discs, nerve damage in both hands, both knees "going out" and bursitis in both hips and I'm only 28 years old. I have been on Lortabs 10/500 and Oxycodone 20mg for years, but they never lasted long enough for my chronic pain. So my doctor tried me on MS Contin 100mg 2 x daily and then Lortab 10/325 for breakthrough pain. WOW, what a difference that was, my pain was more under controlled and I was getting more sleep and was able to do some of the things I used to enjoy.
41 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I was prescribed 60 mg MSContin twice a day switching from the 50mcg/hr fentanyl patch because of side effects problems and the fact it only works for the first two days. I was diagnosed with fairly severe osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease, last year at the age of 26. After wearing the patch for a few months my natural pain tolerance nearly vanished. Now taking this MS-Contin feels like taking aspirin or a small ER/CR hydrocodone dose.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Review by wounded horse (taken for less than 1 month):
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: My fabulous pain management Dr. Just put me on 30mg twice a day I have been taking this dose for a week now, I'm also taking Norco-10/325 up to eight a day and Soma 350mg. I have been taking these medicines for several years now. I have relief from taking the Norco and Soma but it just didn't seem to last as long, would wake up in the middle of the night hurting real bad, but seems like since the Dr has put me on this MS-Contin 30mg twice daily has really helped with constant relief, God bless my Dr. No side effects so far.
42 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I am taking this for my chronic pain, along with Hydrocodone 15mg x 4 daily for breakthrough pain. These seem to work well for me but I end up sleeping A LOT because of them.
23 users found this comment helpful.
Review by PainGuy123 (taken for less than 1 month):
Morphine Sulfate IR (morphine) for Chronic Pain: This is for IR not SR or ER morphine. It's great. I have terrible reactions to extended release. I'm taking 15mg at 2 hour intervals. I've been working with where my pain is, yet it still hurts. I know a higher dose will do better, but Morphine Sulfate IR is going okay for now.
20 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I take 100mg 2 TIMES A DAY and IT HELPS MY PAIN BUT I TAKE SOMETHING FOR BREAK THROUGH pain. It works for me but I would start at a lower dose & stay at a lower dose as long as I could.
29 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I was taking upwards of 10-10/325 Percocets a day and still having knee pain that would prevent me from getting up in the morning, I suffer from chronic patella dislocation among several other knee issues. Taking 60mg MSContin 3 times a day is a God send. I'm down to 2-3 Percocet for the break through pain but the MSContin has helped me get through the day and be able to play with my son. I thank my doctor and pharmacist every month.
27 users found this comment helpful.
morphine for Chronic Pain: I have been taking morphine 60ER, 30ER, 15ER for 15 months. It is working for me. My status is Arthrodesis, also have chronic Myofascial Pain syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Radiculopathy, 2 surgeries. Recent surgery L4-L5 Pedicle Fusion and PLIF and deformed S-1 . 7 months out no bone growth lots of pain. Live a lot better with this medicine. Walk better still not fit for duty, still wear brace and walk with cane, only 36.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Kadian (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I have a crushed unhealed ankle for nine and half years. I feel everything in my bones. I've taken morphine sulfate all this time because it's the only thing that works. Everything else makes me dizzy.
24 users found this comment helpful.
Kadian (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I was on Kadian for a few years and this medicine worked well for me. If the doctors prescribe it the right way (increasing the dosage every month or so) then it can be a very effective medicine. Sadly after several years I was switched to Opana.
28 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: After years of just plain Percocet 10/325, Ms-Contin is a miracle. I can actually feel like a human being again. I've had C3, 4 & 5 fused. C1 & 2 are in bad shape and they are scared to perform any more surgery. My left rotator cuff is "gone" and irreparable. Rothman Institute said it will only get worse, nothing more can be done. Right rotator cuff is not as bad, still have 2 surviving (barely) tendons. Both knees are destroyed and will soon need replaced. Ms-Contin with 10mg Oxycodone 3 x daily for breakthrough pain have given me my life back again, (as much as possible.)
39 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine) for Chronic Pain: I had a spinal stroke 8 months ago, spinal cord infarction, that has left me in a wheelchair, and around the clock pain. I begin taking Ms Contin in December, 15mg 2x a day, along with Tramadol, Lyrica, and Percocet 10/325. I was able to cut way back on the Percocet and Tramadol once I begin the morphine, and have been able to continue so until the middle of March. My pain is not responding as well since my tolerance has obviously increased. I have talked to my doctor about this and am going to go up to 30mg twice daily beginning in April. Morphine has allowed me to pretty much cut out two pain medications while providing a more consistent pain relief.
27 users found this comment helpful.
morphine for Chronic Pain: I was on morphine sulfate 15 mg ER for 3 months for the treatment of chronic pain. I knew we were on the right track when I was able to have a somewhat normal life. Now I'm up to 30 mg 2 times a day with a pain level of 2.
21 users found this comment helpful.
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