I am very nervous to start i am afraid I wont be able to do my job that i might be sluggish and tires all the time could someone tell me of there experiance with this
I guess I would ask you a question for your answer. Have you taken pain medication before? Have you discussed these possibiities with you prescribing doctor? & what type of pain are you taking this for? Sometimes things happen where we do not have a choice , but to take pain medication. I have taken it on & off for 43 years mostly in hospital, & steadily since 1990 when I became disabled. It very well can interupt your thought processes, so I guess it would also depend on what type of job you have. If you have chrontic pain that is not expected to ever go away, you may well be on pain meds the rest of your life. Some people can handle working , & do this, & others can't function well, & must go on disability if they are self-supportive. I hope this helps some with your answer. Good luck to you...
I am not familiar with Statex but I do know about extended release morphine. like Mary said, it can depend on your pain levels and what kind of pain you have and how opioid naive you are. 15mg is a pretty low dose so it will be a good starting dose for you. Many people can function quite well on the long acting drugs. They dont hit you all at once like the short acting drugs do. They trickle in over time. Some forms release a bolus of drug then trickle the rest over a 12 hour period. ER products are the best option for people who need to have pain control but function as well. You might want to start treatment on a weekend so you can see how you react. Drowsiness will wear off in time. It is often worse on initiation of therapy. Some people find they have more energy once the pain is relieved and they function much better on the meds because the pain is not sapping their concentration. I wish you luck and hope it works well for you.
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