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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Reviews for Morphine to treat Pain
Review by Bigkev (taken for 2 to 5 years):
MS Contin (morphine): I experience a slipped disc years ago and after a few injections I was still in pain so I was treated with physical therapy, tramadol, OxyContin, and finally morphine. The MS Contin was a God send! I take 2-60mg MsContins a day with 4-15mg instant release for breakthrough pain. Although I only get 8-9hrs relief from a 12 hr pill. I feel 3 times a day for MsContin would keep my levels more steady, but my doc is reluctant to increase it. Sometimes I feel a little tired but the quality of my life has improved dramatically without the high drugged feeling and mood swings of other opiates.
37 users found this comment helpful.
morphine: I had infection from a bad tooth. It was the only thing that helped while I was in the hospital being treated with IV antibiotics. It gave almost instant relief and I was able to sleep and recover well.
Kadian (morphine): After reading so many people say that Kadian gave them so much relief from their chronic pain I was willing to give it a try. I had been taking Oxycodone 30mg 4 X's a day and felt amazing but they are now trying to get rid of all Oxycodone and Oxycontin because it has become such an epidemic on the street. So, we had to switch to something else. She started me on Kadian 60mg 2 X's a day with Percocet 10s every 6 hrs. The Kadian does absolutely nothing for my pain so she increased it to 80mg and still no relief. I have degenerative disc disease, a bulging disc and fibromyalgia. Oxycodone was the only thing that seemed to help.
22 users found this comment helpful.
morphine: I broke my back in 2000 and I've had several compression fractures since then and now have developed osteophytes, I was in pain every day and couldn't work, so ended up on disability. I recently started Morphine ER and it has worked wonders, and I no longer need to take 8-12 pills a day like I used to, It's been a God send. I can get around much better and am relatively pain free. I don't get drowsy or dizzy, in fact I don't seem to have any side effects. My quality of life has improved significantly since I started this new medication. Thank goodness my Doctor decided to try this, I will admit, after dealing with this for so long I had lost hope it would get any better. I wish I had known about this years ago, better late than never.
16 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine): I was on 50mgs methadone three times a day for over two years and had pain every day and waking up in the morning was unbearable. I was prescribed MsContin 60 mgs three times a day two days ago and the first morning I woke up, I got right up, went into the kitchen to make my tea and stopped dead in my tracks. Wait a minute, my back doesn't hurt, my body doesn't hurt, I got out of bed without cussing up a storm! This is a miracle. I can't believe it. I'm also on oxycodone 15 mgs 4 times daily for breakthrough pain. My body is now ridding of all the built up toxins from methadone including once a month bowel movements. I'm much happier now.
38 users found this comment helpful.
morphine: For the past 5 years I have been taking Vicodin 7.5/325 and Percocet. I got to the point where I was taking so many Vicodin to try to break the pain cycle that it was starting to cause liver damage. My Doc decided to switch me to the Morphine sulphate. After 2 days I noticed a marked change, I was no longer using the Vicodin or Percocet at all. It has now been 5 months, the pain is still there but I can work and play with my 5 month old baby girl. I'm sure I will have to have the dosage changed soon as I only seem to get about 9 hrs of reduced pain before it starts coming back.
morphine: I also use Morphine SR 100mg/8hrs and would not be a functioning member of society without it. Degenerative Disc Disease, Stenosis, Narrowing of Spinal Foraminae, Bone Spurs, and Facet Syndrome would have me all but crippled. I can use this medication and function and support myself or not use it and draw off the government. I will choose the first option thank you.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Avinza (morphine): I was on Avinza for about 6 years for chronic pain and so far it has been the best medication that I have ever been prescribed. Unfortunately I have had to switch medicines due to the cost of them. I have still been unable to find a medicine that works as well with my pain. I can manage the pain with MS Contin but I have to take more pills a day than with the Avinza. So anybody out there that truly needs to find some relief, my advice is to try it if you can afford it.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Morphine Sulfate SR (morphine): I have taken many different pain medicines over the last 11 years. This morphine is the smoothest, with no spikes or lows of blood levels. It has a fairly long half life, so you don't have to worry about withdrawals if you miss a dose or two.
16 users found this comment helpful.
MS Contin (morphine): I am a self-employed landscaper who relies on my body to make an income. After taking many types of medicines for the chronic pain in my lower back MS Contin 60 mg has been by far the most effective. I have been able to work now on this medicine with very little side effect. What I like the most is only taking one pill every 12 hours. I can concentrate more on my life/work and less on the amount of pills I need in a day.
23 users found this comment helpful.
Morphine Sulfate ER (morphine): I have been in pain care since I had my child a year and a half ago due to arthritis, my hips being offset from giving birth, and a spine curvature which I need a breast reduction for. I started out with Vicodin and was going through about 7 pills a day. I was later switched to Oxycontin 15 mg three times daily. It worked for a while but it would make me high and then very tired. I became very tolerant to the medication and was switched to Morphine Sulfate ER and it works wonders! I take one in the morning and one before bed and the one I take in the morning lasts all day and keeps me pain free!
20 users found this comment helpful.
Kadian (morphine): I've been taking Kadian 60mg 2x day for severe back, knee, hip and hand pain. I have a failed knee replacement from 10 years ago and have been taking Kadian ever since. Controlled pain mostly but also taking Norco 10/325 two pills 3x day for breakthrough. Just yesterday my pain doctor increased the Kadian to 80mg in the morning and 60mg at night. I can't imagine what my life would be like without the pain relief I get from Kadian. I tried Fentanyl patch with no relief (then I heard of the deaths caused by the patch), and tried Oxycontin and again no relief, so Kadian is for me. Only issue is it is extremely expensive.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Kadian (morphine): I have had six spine surgeries in the past four years. All of them some type of fusion. Have been on every type of pain medicine there is. Plus all the injections and nerve burns, even some radiation treatments. Doctor had me on Embeda for several years and then it was recalled. I have been taking Kadian for six months now and it helps me get through the day. I also take oxycodone six times along with it . Kadian does not take all the pain away but along with the other drugs at least I can function. Good luck all!
13 users found this comment helpful.
Avinza (morphine): I never heard of this medicine. After being on every pain medicine (I thought) out there and still in horrid pain, I was about to give up, I couldn't live with the pain. I saw a new PM and he got me off my high dose of Oxycontin which did nothing for me along with Dilaudid and Roxicodone and put me on 240 once a day with 30 MSIR at 4 hrs. The MSIR does not help, I have to get something else, and the 240 has done things nothing ever has before. I can walk again, have some quality of my life back, not stoned feeling, it's amazing. I still have pain, I need to get my dosage adjusted. This is by far a miracle for me and my family. I don't sleep with a foot massager.
10 users found this comment helpful.
morphine: I am a disabled Marine Corps Veteran. I have suffered from lower back pain for roughly 12 years. My back from L-3, L-4, L-5, and S-1; facet disc disease, bulging discs, degenerative discs, etc. I had a discectomy at L-4 and L-5 in 2002 without any help. I was on Vicodin 10mg 8 times a day. Vicodin helped, but did not relieve the pain enough to maintain a "normal" life. My doctor put me on morphine IR and SA. I currently take morphine IR 15mg 4 times a day and morphine SA 15mg 3 times a day. I can live a "normal" life. For someone in chronic pain, you understand what "normal" life means. Constipation is the only issue I have. I take a stimulant laxative to help the constipation.
MS Contin (morphine): I have muscle atrophy and have been taking MS Contin for about a year now. I started taking 15mg in the morning and 15mg in the afternoon. That stopped working. So we went to 30mg in the morning and 15mg in the afternoon. That stopped working so now I just started taking 30mg twice a day and so far it's working. I have a lot of pain but we will see how long this dose works for. I think it has a lot of side effects as well. But I couldn't live without it.
Morphine Sulfate SR (morphine): As of the results from heavy continued lifting for over 20 years my back was sacrificed. I now suffer from chronic lower lumbar pain due to bulging disc's and stenosis as well as frequent nerve pain. The Doctor prescribed Oxycodone 5/325 4x daily. This worked for relief but only for short periods of time. After talking again with my Doctor. She prescribed Morphine Sulfate SR 15 mg 2x daily and left me on the Oxycodone for breakthrough pain. The Morphine SR started working after about the 2nd day and gave me the STEADY relief I was looking for without making me drowsy. This combination works great and gave me back my life and the chance to be part of the family again.
18 users found this comment helpful.
morphine: I take 1 30mg and 1 15mg Morphine tablet twice a day for excruciating pain in my feet due to poor circulation, I been diagnosed with Neuoprathy (sorry for the spelling) nerve damage in my feet. The was pain was 24/7 sitting,standing or laying down, I tried many other pain medications including Oxy-Codone which was somewhat affective but the dosage never lasted as long as it was suppose to last. I was nearing the end of my rope, I didn't know how much longer I could endure the constant pain. Finally when the Doctor prescribed Morphine like many other people on here said it was a Godsend, to be practically pain free was seemed like a miracle, I think I had tears of joy in my eyes at having no pain. I live a full life now, I can go places and
13 users found this comment helpful.
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