this med is supposed to work for twelve hours. more like 8. Sems like after a 8 hour period I am in pain amd nervous. do i ned breakthrough meds? I fear the gaze from the doc when asked for a breakthrough plan although i never asked and urine has been clean always and am takiing as needed. what should i do?
What medication are you taking that should last for 12 hours? You might just need to go up to the next higher dose. I was taking the Loratab 10/500 and that wasent lasting the 6 hours, so I told the pain doctor about it and he put me on the Percocet 10/325 which last the 6 hours now. But, I also take 30 mg Morphine Sulfate for break thru pain also..
I started out taking ms contin 2x daily.When seen again, i asked for more hydrocodone.Insted my Dr. increased my morphine dose to 3x daily.It doesnt hurt to ask.If on high dose ms contin(100mg or higher)just be careful of addiction.My morphine prescription is mailed to me and one month their (dr.s) refill line was messed up and suddenly i had no pain meds at all.I suffered for a week(foot bad,cant avoid walking in it sometimes since I'm single),I did not have any withdrawl symptoms,but morphine does make my mouth extremly dry and sometimes causes nausia(?) unless take with food.Ask to take 3x daily and if you feel you need breakthru pain meds then ask.Your dr. is there for you.Believe me when i say "that is something this hard-headed woman has had to learn"lol.
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