... if anyone else is taking them and if they have helped your pain and what you think of Morphine sulfate all together . Any information on Morphine Sulfate and how you take it or how it has helped or not helped will be appreciated. So far it has not helped my pain.
Personally i didn't like it at the time and changed to Oxycontin. I felt it didnt do a whole lot for the pain I had, which was direct bone pain... Back pain from a surgery I had that failed. Ill be honest though... I went through the morphine, Ms contin, Oxycontin while all along using percocet for break thru pain then finally asked about methadone and the truth is.. Methadone is and has been the best. It lasts far longer than any 12hr pill and is also real cheap. I am currently still on methadone and not a high dose only 60mg and also roxicodone 30mgs x3 per day as needed for pain for a break through med. Before methadone i was in far more pain and all the time , not its lessened and i do feel better pain wise. Also I have been on the same dose for 17months where as other pain meds i constantly like every 6-8months had to have an increase. I think methadone is fantastic for pain relief.
Next time you are in with your Dr ask him about it and see what he says.. you m,ay find he is willing to try you on this drug and you may find you have a better quality of life. I know I did!! Take care and I hope you get to feeling better real soon. Snakey
I take ms. It is fine and a lot smoother than oxy to me. I must take norco with it but it helps with the highs and lows. Only bad things at this point is you need to drink a lot of water to help with constipation and it is moody ( the ms contin) There all moody. It sucks but well worth not living in he'll pain. I am finally starting to do some things around the house again. Playing with kids etc. I feel oxy is a little... just a little stronger dose for dose. However ms is way smoother!!! I don't want to open my back or body again. I'll go till I can take it anymore. No surgeries work for me it seems ands they take up a lot off time in life. All just opinion
Hi Zoey101, I was on Morphine Suplate for four years for back pain. I've got an Epidurmoid cyst inside my spinal column and I've had three operations on it to reduce its size and my surgeon has done a lot of nerve damage during the operations. I found the MS okay, I was feeling sick with the tablets in the beginning and had to take domperidone 10mg tablets to relieve the nausea. All in all they were fine, but then the pain got worse and I slowly increased the number I was taking. They do work, but they take a while to get into your system and you have to take them at the same time every day.
The other problem with them is they give you constepation, so you end up taking something for that as well. You have to think about the pain, the side effects and what relief it will give you. All in all, MS is okay, it's a good starter for long term pain relief and if you are finding it's not helping, go back to your doctoir and ask if you can inrease the number of tablets, you might need a higher dose. Once you got the dose right, you'll feel a lot better.
Hope this helps you, Mirandagate.
HMMM? My pain mgmt dr just gave me "Oxycodone 15 mig (Percocet)". I have been taking Oxycodone (percocet) 10/325 for my failed back syndrome (surgery), but now I went & crushed my knee. O~U~C~H!!! So he gave me, what he described as a stronger Percocet. I didn't know this was "Morphine"? They all... Dr & Pharmacy said it was "straight Percocet... without the Tylenol".
So now I wonder... what am I taking? Percocet or Morphine? :\
I hope everyone feels better SOON! (((HUGS)))
All I can say is it may help your back pain it depends on how bad it is I need knee replacement sugery but just dont have time for it right now I take 260mg of morphine a day it started off at 60mg twice a day an now my body is addicted to it an it is awful plus my knees still hurt go figure so if I were you I would talk to my doctor about other opions best of luck to you an dont forget to get a second opion
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