... Vetereans Administration had me up to 150mg of morphine daily by the time I had 2 back to back reconstructive surgeries on my lumbar spine, followed 3 months later by jaw surgery. Obviously not much less than anesthesia works on pain. Each month when I taper off by 30mg, I become worse than sick. I'm at 90mg a day now, and I can hardly stand the way I feel, plus I still have the pain from jaw surgery 6 days ago. I don't have alot of options as I am cared for medically by the VA. Any ideas?