im 19 and on morphine for chroinc pain from adhesions. whats wrong with you if you dont mind me asking? i was put on oramorph because i was on tramadol and i was in hospital every 2 weeks because of the pain, my surgeons put me on the oramorph and then my general practioner put me on mst 30mg then up to 60mg every12hours. iv seen a pain management team because they can not operate because the adhesions are 19 years old and it could cause more damage or at worst kill me, there is nothing they can do to help so basically got to live with it, what i can advise is ask your gp (physician) to refer you to a pain managment team or even explain to them that the drugs you are on are not helping aswell as they where or should be and they may something to take along side the mediaction you are on or they may change it altogether. i wish you the best of luck and if i can help at all you can email me at
best wishes rachel
rachael.........you can put your email addy in profile instead of here where non members cannot get it and as gagabonnie said it is better for your protection
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my mums got a spinal damage so i can only imagine. you havent got the smae problem as me but i know how it feels to be in pain. so im here if you need any1 to talk to.
hi your doc will prob try and change it. the advice from other people is right. let me know what the doc says.
take care and good luck
gramps - you are right about the advice you gave to lucia i started on normal painkillers and if your dr knows it isnt getting better they will do what they think is best. my drs talking about upping me too 100mg mst 2x daily because even though im on a high dose the pains still there. iv only been out of hospital for 1 week today because of the pain. iv had bowel obstructions on and off since last year and the adhesions are stuck to my organs. the best thing is to ask for help if you need it.
take care all rachel.
Lucia, morphine is not usually considered "breakthrough" if you are also taking Lortab. If you would see a pain doc, they might try to put you on a long acting med. By that I mean something that lasts 12 hours or more so you are not going through the ups and downs of the pain cycle. If after being on a long acting med and you are getting breakthrough pain, they then might add a short acting med to help with those times that the pain breaks through the long acting meds. For example,some long acting meds are oxycontin, fentenyl patch, kadien(morphine). Some short acting meds are hydrocodone(lortab, vicodin), percocet, dilaudid. It just depends on what your doc is comfortable prescribing and what works for you. Most general practioners and primary care docs won't prescribe the long acting meds and that's why they may refer you to a pain management doctor who knows these medications and specialize in pain control.
I hope you can find better pain relief.