I see alot of you are on all different types of meds to treat fibro pain. Is there a certain reasons you were prescribed these meds and not just given morphine? When I was diagnosed I was started right on morphine and as I progressed my dose has gone up some I take 3 quick release and a 2 slow release a total of 30mg per day some days I only take 26mg some days less (22). The only other pain meds I take are [[treatment:ibuprofen:54c86a4c08c929b3ef[[phone:000181]] 600:]]. I am on other… read more
In the UK any opiod based meds are a last resort and not the norm at all. There are a number of reasons for this. Morphine is the strongest and only usually prescribed for patients in extreme circumstances, such as cancer. It is very difficult to get it even on private prescription nowadays. The main reason we do not have morphine for fibro or other illnesses is because of the addictive nature of the drug. It dulls down the body and mind to a zombie like state in order to stop pain and the doseage will need to be increased more and more as a tolerance develops within the patient to keep the pain at bay. Morphine withdrawal is not a pleasant experience for anyone to have to experience so they tend to stay on it for the rest of their lives and it prevents fibro patients from making a full recovery if used long term as the underlying pain issues are being masked to a point where the patient can no longer recognise what makes their pain worse and what makes it better whilst heavily sedated on morphine.
I was recently offered morphine in slow release patches by a neurologist but I declined as we are not allowed to drive over here whilst taking it either and the police regularly do roadside drug tests as well.
I know it's a very addictive drug and might not be a great choice for everyone but it has worked great for me. I know that in taking it that I would also be considered addicted as since its been given to me I can't just stop taking it without paying the serious price of withdrawals. I even looked in the list provided here and it wasn't a treatment choice and every other drug on the list I had never really heard of.
My mom was she was alive took Lyrica, fentanyl patches and Tramadol. I haven't had any problems at all with Morphine the first 2 weeks I was extremely dopey but found some small things I could do in that state. (I made ALOT of jewellery) but since then no problems at all. And over the last 10-12 years I really haven't had to increase my dose much but at the same time I know what a serious drug it is. Some people get on it and increase steadily. I guess I've just been lucky to not have to do that
I have taken timed released morphine and did great on it, did not feel dopey or drugged so I would give that an a plus!!!