Hi Yankee Girl, I'm a Yankee girl too.
I am also taking the morphine sulfate--no, not very strong---but the percocet crashes were horrible for me. I took mine and filled the vial with water and got rid of it--I was so sick. I was first given 15mg of the morphine--at first I did feel the difference. I really don't think we have a great selection of pain meds to choose from. I wish they would do more research and come up with something non addictive that hits your pain, and not your brain. The morphine, doesn't mess with your brain much, which is good. Do you take anything else with it? I take ultram but was hoping to get off because of all the negative things I've heard. I don't know what to do myself. I saw that no one answered, so I just wanted you to know that I was given the same as you. I cut back on the ultram but if you're in pain, why? Maybe someone can add to this, because I feel like it's all a guessing game and the options aren't good.
Thanks for your reply Denim---no, he didn't give me anything else. I'm really angry with him ----I told him repeatedly that the pain is worse, I'm tired of it all, PLEASE PLEASE be sure that what you give me will be strong enough.....
I've tried Ultram---it did NOTHING, Lyrica--makes me sick as a dog, neurontin--doesn't work anymore, feet started swelling so badly, some other things also
I see many people here post about having additional meds for breakthrough pain---so I'm not sure whether to call him and tell him it's not working, or do I need to give it more time......I just want to cry.
thanks for listening.
Dear Straydog, I said the eact same thing..lethargy??? Doesn't that sound like the most assinine answer you ever heard? He is my doctor too and I have been thinking of changing myself. He never somes up with any ideas himself, can't diagnose, so basically he gives us pills that others might not. I found out my old doctor came back. He had his faults but would come up with ideas and this thread was about oxyxontin--and he wanted to put me on it, but my insurance wouldn't pay for it. But when my husband came home with that answer, I freaked out. I'm thinking--where did you get your diploma, from a cracker jack box?? I thought doctors had to continue their studies, it seems like he knows nothing and we are the doctors telling him what to do and he goes along with it. Just absurd. I didn't mean to hijack this thread but wanted to respond to you and someone was saying how doctors can be stubborn--I think it's an ego/control issue. How about looking out for your patient and what would help them? I hope we all get what we need. It's bad enough to have chronic pain but to recieve no help from your doctor, get ridiculous answers or fight egos, is getting us nowhere. While I'm at it, anyone from the Tuscon region?
I wish all of you the best, I pray for board members, it is all heartbreaking and when someone else gets abused, we all do, that's how I feel. I would like them to spend some money on making pain medications that aren't addictive and treat just where you are hurting and make these so called doctors take classes and retested to remain doctors. I have not barely met any intelligent ones since I moved here.
Straydog, that's for confirming my feelings. I think I would have freaked on this guy if he gave me the answer he gave my husband.
And Yankee girl, hang in there and don't give up. I hope you get what you need soon.
Blessings to all.