Getting off morphine sulfate quickly without withdrawal sympyoms

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Chrissy1
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   Posted 3/12/2012 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I know this is a topic no one wants to talk about but I live in chronic pains and recently had a surgery I believe may have changed things. So my questions is what is the fastest way to get off morphine completly without the withdrawal symptoms? I currently take 10mg/5ml 7ml every eight hours and am struggling to make another drop due to the withdrawal pain. If anyone can tell me how to get this over with quickly and painless I'd be greatful for life!

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   Posted 3/12/2012 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   

 

      Good morning Chrissy1!

           Welcome to our CP forum!

      It sounds like you may have had a successful surgery, and your pain may have been reduced because of it!....That's Great! wink

      As far as getting off of any pain med, it is always best to visit with your Dr and get a plan put in place. It may be, that he will put you on other med's to help with this, and then of course there are a few things you can do yourself to ease some of the withdrawal symptoms as well. A good Dr will slowly reduce your med's and should make the process a little easier for you.

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Snowbunny21
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   Posted 3/12/2012 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Why do you think that none of us want to talk about this?

It's FANTASTIC news that your surgery went so well that you can now tirate down or completely off your pain medicine...

That is a huge blessing that everyone would love to have!

It is best that you work with your DR. to wean off the meds slowly....I don't see why you want/need to be so "quick" about it?

Most every Dr. out there would be very happy if their patient is now feeling better and needs less/no pain med..

So, I would set up an appt. or even contact them by email if you can for them to give you a taper plan to follow. This should be slow enough where you don't experience any withdrawals. There is no reason to be uncomfortable...

Congrats on the great news!!!

Darnme2000
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   Posted 3/13/2012 2:22 AM (GMT -6)   
It is wonderful news anytime someone has improved. Like everyone else says Doc will help you get off the habitual meds.
I lone for the day when I can be pain reliever free. I pray you will continue to get even better and have minimal withdrawal issues.
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   Posted 3/13/2012 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chrissy
I wanted to welcome you to our cp forum. It's great to hear that surgery has helped you.
You don't mention what your chronic pain is or what surgery you had done.
In regards to your weaning of Morphine, you should be getting instructions from your doctor to do this. So I would suggest getting an appt with the doctor who prescribed the Morphine and ask him for a weaning schedule, as if you have been on it for a while then it is important to go by his orders to wean.

Good luck
Suzane

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   Posted 3/13/2012 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
You bring up a good and important subject, one that effects many of us.

The best advice, has already been given to you, you can wean off it, but it needs to be in accordance to a schedule that your doctor sets between you and him/her.

I wish you the best, and hope you find true relief along the way.

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straydog
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   Posted 3/13/2012 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chrissy, that is wonderful that you are feeling so good and want to get off of your pain meds. Thats the way we want it to go for all people that have surgery. Please do not worry about talking about getting off meds, its very important for all of us to know things can get better. I am very happy for you.

Everyone has given you excellent suggestions about this. I feel sure your dr will be more than willing to work with you on this, and should be very pleased to hear you are doing so good.

Oh, I forgot, welcome to the chronic pain forum.
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Draka
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   Posted 3/14/2012 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Chirssy and everyone,

Unfortunately, there is no fast way....

Find out if your Dr. is allowed to prescribe: Suboxone...

I did this last year and it made the process relatively... EASIER... you first have to be in withdrawl for 48 hours (I can't remember) you have to take the dose in front of the Dr.... it tastes horrible... it made me vomit horribly.... but then I felt fine....

I remember that weekend I went to the mall and was out and about with my husband.... I've done it cold turkey and tapered down before and both are NO fun...

I wish you luck and congrats on a successful surgery... if you have any questions let me know...

Posterior cervicothoracic decompression and instrumented fusion (three levels) for spondylosis and stenosis with severe radiculopathy.. surgery performed 3/31/11
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