My pain management doctor started me out on 10mg Opana and I never taken it before so I started having palpitations in my heart.He changed my med to 15mg MS Contin(MorphineSulphate) and I have had no relief.In the past I had a collapsed lung when I was 18 and they had me on a morphine drip in a IV but my body would not respond.My doctor refuses to change me again from MS Contin.Has anyone else had this problem?
Morphine is unique among opiates. It comes in extended relief, like MS Contin and it comes in short acting, like MSIR, M Sulphate, morphine hydrochloride,Roxanol liqued etc... It is also dosed in extremely wide ranges. An older patient that has not had opiates often may be given 1 to2 mg IM or in the muscle. An opiate dependent patient may take 100 or 200mg extended release like MS Contin, 3 times a day and then take 30mg short acting breakthrough tablets every 3 to 4 hours! So. 15mg is a common short acting amt. likeMSIR, but this is rarely prescribed in this low a dose in a long acting drug. 60mg is more likely. I take 100 mg MS Contin, but i am titrating or reducing it to to twice a day now, not 3 times. I have a brain aneurysm, cardiac etc. etc. etc. You need a larger long acting or extended release dose and or short acting instead. You could ask for 30mg short acting to take every 4 to 6 hours. You can ask for a LARGER dose of the MS Contin etc.
Look up morphine in a drug guide for nurses or Drs. !!! Mosby, Lippincott, Nursing 2010 Drug Handbook etc. I hope i have helped you and not just confused you! Discuss this with your Dr. about lon vrs short acting and be respectful, but firm. Blessings my friend. Two
I wasn't on MS Contin but was on #10 Percocet and 75mg fentanyl pain patches (Duragesic) Neurontin and Lyrica. The subject of MS Contin came up w/my neuro by this time if all these drugs didn't even take the edge off I was not going to add that to it too. I'm actualy surprised I'm still alive after all the due that they all can cause respitory failure. It was always a surprise if I woke up in the morning.So I'm sorry I guess I wasn't very helpful here.
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