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User Reviews for Morphine to treat Pain

Also known as: MS Contin, Morphine Sulfate ER, Morphine Sulfate IR, Kadian, Duramorph, Astramorph PF, Doloral, Morphine Sulfate SR, Infumorph Mitigo Duramorph PF Doloral Sirop M O S …show all brand names

Morphine has an average rating of 7.9 out of 10 from a total of 158 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 77% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 9% reported a negative effect.

Morphine Rating Summary

7.9/10 average rating

158 ratings from 166 user reviews.

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Reviews for Morphine

Terzar March 9, 2021

“Oh my terrible side effects, but it works. Nausea is the worst by far...”

8 / 10
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Nm · Taken for less than 1 month November 5, 2020

“I was passing a kidney stone in the hospital, most pain I've ever experienced in my entire life. They gave me morphine through my IV and it didn't even touch the pain I was having.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous November 26, 2019

Morphine Sulfate ER (morphine): “They say this form of morphine is resistant to being abused. Which basically just means that it makes you feel like complete garbage. Worst headache of my life if it is not broke don’t fix.”

1 / 10
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not a drug seeker October 28, 2008

MS Contin (morphine): “After years of undiagnosed Crohns, RA, AS, MS and FMS (the short list), and finally osteo related compound and non-compound fractures throughout my whole skeleton from 5 years on methotrexate - I couldn't live without morphine. I use a combination of MS Contin (SR - 60mg/8hours) and Statex (full release for breakthrough pain). My Crohn's makes me sensitive to every bad side effect of all those 'great' multi-use medicines like gabapentin and lyrica. So I'm stuck with opiate-based medicines and without them, I couldn't walk. I sleep in a recliner because of bumps on my spine and fractures in my pelvis and walk with a rolling walker. I couldn't live with my pain. I wish more people understood.”

8 / 10
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darmorrow April 10, 2008

MS Contin (morphine): “I have advanced osteoarthritis, disc degenerative disease, foraminal stenosis and central stenosis. In additon, I have had two back surgeries in the last year. I have to take a higher dosage (60mg twice a day) but it allows me to function in a reasonable manner. Without it the pain is excrutiating. Now I can exercise and move.”

8 / 10
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Ladybell232 May 2, 2015

MS Contin (morphine): “I have had chronic, constant migraine for 40 years, complicated by Fibromyalgia which added all over body pain. After years with various short acting pain meds like Lortab and Percocet, my doctor finally tried OxyContin first (worked, but I got tolerant very quickly) and finally MS-Contin, with Percocet as my breakthrough med. My life changed immediately. I take 30mg MS 4 times per day, with up to 3 Percocet. This dosage has not changed in 15 years, and allowed me to return to work full time. I have a (relatively) normal life with occasional days that are bad. MS-Continue was not available in generic form when I started and cost a huge amount every month. Happily, it's generic now and extremely affordable. It saved my sanity.”

10 / 10
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It's Over June 10, 2009

MS Contin (morphine): “While the first 5 years of taking MS Contin seemed to be a better life, my tolerance increased to the point that I was taking nearly a gram a day (1,000 mg). The last 2 years have been spent getting off this medication, and I can assure you it was no cake-walk. I will never use this again, but as I said, when I needed it, it beat every other pain medication I tried hands down.”

8 / 10
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Bigkev · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 3, 2013

MS Contin (morphine): “I experience a slipped disc years ago and after a few injections I was still in pain so I was treated with physical therapy, tramadol, OxyContin, and finally morphine. The MS Contin was a God send! I take 2-60mg MsContins a day with 4-15mg instant release for breakthrough pain. Although I only get 8-9hrs relief from a 12 hr pill. I feel 3 times a day for MsContin would keep my levels more steady, but my doc is reluctant to increase it. Sometimes I feel a little tired but the quality of my life has improved dramatically without the high drugged feeling and mood swings of other opiates.”

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Back_Is_A_Saddle_Again January 26, 2009

MS Contin (morphine): “I had anterior lumbar fusion - implants, plates you name it, in November 2008. My third surgery - Post operation, I was sure something went wrong due to the agonizing 24/7 pain. I was taking combination of 12-14 Norcos or Percocets a day. Was shocked by how much pain pills I was burning through. My surgeon could find anything wrong. All in all, a humbling, frightening experience. Then I was prescribed MS-Contin and the agony is over. Now I'm planning to return to work. I'm walking again. My wife is weeping with joy instead of mourning. MS-Contin saved my life.”

9 / 10
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trying to have a normal life July 12, 2008

MS Contin (morphine): “I have been on this for a while and if not for the drug I would not come close to a normal life. I still hurt but this makes it manageable. The dosage has been changed twice in 8 years. Spurs, 3 bulging discs, metal, pins and screws from a previous operation. Total success until I felt I have Osteo in my whole spine. Even if they would operate, I have had the spinal shots, I would still have to take medication. It saved me from no life at all. ”

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AnmlGuy · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 7, 2017

Morphine Sulfate ER (morphine): “After years of lower back pain and 4 pain specialists, I finally found a doctor/team that listen and cared. Switched off of Norco, Vicodin, and numerous other opiates to MS Coton. Went from 60mg/3X a day to 15mg/2X a day and am relatively comfortable and pain free. I operate farm machinery and take care of livestock daily and have for the 5 years I have been on this medication. Never had an accident or made a mistake due to medication. I just hope/wish our politicians can see that these meds have benefits when appropriate and used correctly. They have given me the ability to function and make a living doing what I love.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous March 2, 2012

MS Contin (morphine): “I was on 50mgs methadone three times a day for over two years and had pain every day and waking up in the morning was unbearable. I was prescribed MsContin 60 mgs three times a day two days ago and the first morning I woke up, I got right up, went into the kitchen to make my tea and stopped dead in my tracks. Wait a minute, my back doesn't hurt, my body doesn't hurt, I got out of bed without cussing up a storm! This is a miracle. I can't believe it. I'm also on oxycodone 15 mgs 4 times daily for breakthrough pain. My body is now ridding of all the built up toxins from methadone including once a month bowel movements. I'm much happier now.”

10 / 10
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C3_Mysterious May 21, 2009

MS Contin (morphine): “I have been on this medicine, changing from 30 mg MS Contin twice a day and 60 MG at night, to 60 mg MS Contin 3 times a day, going on two weeks now. I am also still taking my 15 mg Oxycodone immediate release for breakthrough pain, taking that 5 times a day as well. All I can say is "Yay" for my doctor. I have my life back. I am working two job and also I am able to ride my bicycle now. If not for my pain management doctor treating my pain with these medicines, I wouldn't be able to do any of this. The 60 mg MS Contin works hand in hand with the oxycodone. I went from total 100 per cent days of severe pain and extreme knee cramps and locking up, to almost no pain days, totally pain free with this medicine. What a relief.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous November 11, 2009

MS Contin (morphine): “I have chronic lower back and leg pain. It's been over 20 years now. After several surgeries I have decided against letting another surgeon touch me. MSCONTIN is a Godsend! I sleep all night and don't wake up feeling horrible and barely able to move. The days are better too. I don't have those 8-10 level pain days anymore. I still have pain, but it's much more controlled.”

9 / 10
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living on the edge May 2, 2009

MS Contin (morphine): “I have suffered for many years with AS and Degenerative Disc disease. With all the NSAIDs, Methotrexate, and pain killers I developed ulcers in my esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Thankfully my Doctor decided to switch me to Morphine because it is easier on the system. Now I take 60 mg MS Contin twice a day and 4 to 6mg Dilaudid as needed for breakthrough pain. The plus is that the ulcers have all healed and although the pain is not totally gone it is very manageable. The minus is that I have had to gradually increase my dosage over the years because your body learns to tolerate it. Adjusting to a new dose can take a little while and it causes constipation (Benifiber works great).”

9 / 10
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TeethFallingApart · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 13, 2017

Morphine Sulfate ER (morphine): “I am on 2 100mg Morphine Sulfate ER tablets daily. I have been on this for about 2½ years now. It does work well for my pain (blow disc and sciatica in lower back, and Severe RA), but I am very concerned about a side effect that I am having. My teeth are breaking apart. I had a great set of teeth before I started taking the morphine. Now, after just a little over two years, I have lost 2 molars completely and have 3 molars that are broken and falling apart. My teeth are also starting to stain badly, no matter how much I brush them. My molars are constantly causing me a lot of pain. After researching a bit here online, I now realize that it is the morphine causing my teeth to just break and fall apart. Any Help Please???”

7 / 10
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HurtsSoyoung January 8, 2014

MS Contin (morphine): “Took my pain from a 9 to a 2! Lasts all day and rarely have to take my break through pain medication. I have ADHD, Chronic Pain, Panic Attack Disorder. MS Contin, 180 twice a day Oxycodone IR, 30mg every four hours 6mg when required of Xanax IR Adderall, 30mg IR twice a day”

8 / 10
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Xenite April 24, 2010

MS Contin (morphine): “This medicine has been a God send miracle for me! I suffer from spinal stenosis, 4 herniated discs and nerve damage in both legs. I injured myself in 2007 and my chronic pain has steadily increased. I have been treated with different pain medicines over the last few years including Percocet, Hydrocodone and Morphine. The problem I had on the others was, while they helped, they would give me a numb feeling. I enjoying reading and... well... thinking! So that wasn't enjoyable for me. The MS-Contin works odd to me, I can't really explain why but I get all the pain relief with none of the high feeling that makes you about as active as a slug. This medicine can cause constipation.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous April 7, 2012

Kadian (morphine): “After reading so many people say that Kadian gave them so much relief from their chronic pain I was willing to give it a try. I had been taking Oxycodone 30mg 4 X's a day and felt amazing but they are now trying to get rid of all Oxycodone and Oxycontin because it has become such an epidemic on the street. So, we had to switch to something else. She started me on Kadian 60mg 2 X's a day with Percocet 10s every 6 hrs. The Kadian does absolutely nothing for my pain so she increased it to 80mg and still no relief. I have degenerative disc disease, a bulging disc and fibromyalgia. Oxycodone was the only thing that seemed to help.”

1 / 10
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ron b August 3, 2014

“I have 6 bad discs with degenerative bone and disc disease. I have been on Morphine Sulfate for over 5 years. I started on Methadone then went to Oxy's while the morphine still helps, the the dosage 30mg x 3 daily plus Norco 10/325 along with muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory medicines. I live a much more productive live. The morphine is awesome!”

7 / 10
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OutlawATV September 30, 2011

MS Contin (morphine): “I am a self-employed landscaper who relies on my body to make an income. After taking many types of medicines for the chronic pain in my lower back MS Contin 60 mg has been by far the most effective. I have been able to work now on this medicine with very little side effect. What I like the most is only taking one pill every 12 hours. I can concentrate more on my life/work and less on the amount of pills I need in a day.”

10 / 10
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the one who suffers 1972 · Taken for less than 1 month January 17, 2017

“I have been given no other choice but to self medicate! I have a spot on my brain and a cyst on my brain stem and in my spinal column, in my neck from a car wreck that give's me intense pain, as well as headaches where I feel I would be better of dead and gone, than to suffer while...no doctor in Kentucky will help, to them everyone is a junkie! which is just WRONG,...I suffer to where a GROWN man sits and cries! so I will do what I have to do for pain relief! It helps when a man REALLY needs it! I know I am NOT the only one!”

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Ashleyr7710 September 24, 2011

Morphine Sulfate ER (morphine): “I have been in pain care since I had my child a year and a half ago due to arthritis, my hips being offset from giving birth, and a spine curvature which I need a breast reduction for. I started out with Vicodin and was going through about 7 pills a day. I was later switched to Oxycontin 15 mg three times daily. It worked for a while but it would make me high and then very tired. I became very tolerant to the medication and was switched to Morphine Sulfate ER and it works wonders! I take one in the morning and one before bed and the one I take in the morning lasts all day and keeps me pain free!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous January 14, 2009

MS Contin (morphine): “My back was broken 5 months ago and I have been on just about everything you could imagine. I am now on MS Contin and the pain is literally gone. I cant believe it. I have been on so many other pain relief medicines - you name it I have tried it with no relief. I finally have the pain relief I so desperately needed.”

10 / 10
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mi5jason December 8, 2008

MS Contin (morphine): “I was nearly killed in a bicycle verses motor vehicle accident. All things considered I am extremely lucky to be alive and still able to walk. I landed on my head and neck after striking the front corner panel of the vehicle at nearly 40mph. As a result of this I have "mildly bulging discs" in C4-C7(I think C# may be different?) with neural stenosis and syringomyelia, which is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. I was taking 6-8 Percocet a day then I moved to loratab and I had a problem with constantly needing more than I was given and I would end up in severe pain for several hours out of the day. Then my doctor suggested MS Contin and my opiate consumption went down from what it was and my pain control was improved.”

9 / 10
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Kp September 4, 2019

“I had a discectomy in 2015. I was prescribed 90 Morphine Sulfate ER 12 hour tablets (red) at discharge. I only took half the bottle during recovery for pain and saved the rest until today, when I ran out of a 5 day supply of OxyContin prescribed for upper jaw surgery on 8/27/19. They are still effective as ever. I don't have an addictive nature so I know I'll be fine taking them. My jaw pain was at a 8, on fire. Asked my surgeon for another 5 days worth of Oxy but she declined. I realize there is an opioid epidemic so I understand why. I think in a few days I can cease taking them as swelling will go down. I am thankful I had saved them. I'm here because I wanted to see reviews but a lot reviews are only complaints. Morphine is for dying cancer patients/unbearable emergency nerve pain. It should not be prescribed for everyday use due to it's potency. There are other meds for all other pain cases. Don't be mad at your doc for not wanting to prescribe it because it is really addictive.”

8 / 10
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sandomania August 7, 2008

MS Contin (morphine): “1st day of MS Contin 30mg twice a day. I have been taking 6 Percocet a day and still in substaintial pain. So far with this new drug I am still in pain, but very manageable. I am heading for lower back procedures and possible surgery, hope to be off or at least reduce pain medicines over the next few month, but for now I will take manageable pain.”

10 / 10
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Kristi2177 June 1, 2009

Kadian (morphine): “Kadian has saved my life. I have degenerative disc disease, and was unable to do much of anything painless, I barely got off of the couch. Now I am up cleaning my house, playing with my baby and participating in life. My pain scale was a 8 on most days and with Kadian and other medication for breakthrough pain I am at a 1.5 just about everyday.”

9 / 10
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