10 yrs.ago given this med.after botched surgical procedure.I have always abstained from alcohol & tobacco. I have stage 2 rectal cancer and am highly motivated to stop because when the time comes, I will need a system that can have pain med. uncompromised. I have a home to run, etc. so can't be "down" for more than a day. I know I can do this if only I had some guidelines. If anybody could help or direct me somewhere, I'd be so grateful.
You are on a lot of morphine. You are not going to be able to do this in one day. I would recommend that you talk to your Dr about a taper plan or perhaps one of the members can help you with a taper plan but it is going to take you a while. there is no way you can drop off this dosage in one day and while you taper you will have withdrawal symptoms. There is no easy way to go about this. Are your morphine the controlled release or long acting type or are they immediate release? MSContin or morphine sulfate CR or ER are the long acting forms and you cannot break those tablets into smaller pieces to taper so if you are taking MScontin or the generic for MSContin then you may need to talk to your Dr about going to an immediate release product. I would really encourage you to do this under a Drs supervision.
- Morphine Information for Consumers
- Morphine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Morphine (detailed)
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