I have a wrist sprain, possible fracture. The er dr. gave me anaprox. It is not helping @ all. I go to the orthopedic dr. tomorrow afternoon. My mom gave me a 50mg demeral from when she had surgery. I have taken lorcet, lortab, & vicoprofen before for injuries or menstrual pain. Those medications do not knock me out or make me sleepy @ all. So can someone please help me as to whether I were to take half of a 50mg demerol, if it would make me sleepy(or could)? Also my mom said to take part of a phenergan with it or it would make me sick? If it does have the ability to make you sleepy, is it a slight drowsiness or will it knock you out. I know all meds are different for different people, but on average should this medication make me sleepy if the other 3 I listed have never done that. I do know demeral is stronger than the others I listed. Thanks.
I know you must be in a lot of pain to even consider taking Demerol or any strong opiate however I suggest you wait to see your doctor as this is a very strong pain medication that may or may not cause severe side effects as we are all so different in what either works for one and not another or how we react to certain medications.
Because this isn't something that has been prescribed for you, I feel it would be very dangerous to try this and if you did, your doctor would most likely be upset that you took something so strong without his approval. I don't want you to get into trouble with your doctor.
Even though I've taken the meds you have before without any allergic reaction, on stronger opiates I've found that I'm highly allergic to most of them and right now I'm going through my own struggle after taking the same long acting opiate for over 11yrs; 9yrs on the same dose as the manufacturer changed the way this drug was made to keep people from abusing it by cutting it open and it has made me and many others very sick. I got so sick I had to stop taking it after 25 days and went on the generic that is no longer being made. I got only 2 months of taking the generic before I couldn't find anymore and right now my doctor is so afraid to prescribe any strong opiate that right now I'm only on Oxy IR along with generic Percocet. Oxy IR is a "fast acting Percocet" at 30mgs and is keeping me from withdrawals however it isn't strong enough to give me anywhere near the pain relief I got from Oxycontin that was prescribed to me.
Please wait to see your doctor. I don't want you to end up in the ER like I have many times; too many times.
For a wrist sprain or fracture even, I feel that no doctor will write you a medication as strong as that so you need to discuss other options with your doctor.
I have done research on 2 medications that may help my doctor to help me but it is ultimately her decision and not mine.
I hope you don't take this and get advice from your doctor to get better pain relief as I would never want to take a strong pain medication if I didn't have an incurable chronic pain disease that spreads. I wouldn't take any pain medications if I didn't have this as a life long condition.
I hope your doctor can help you,
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