Yankee, there are several websights that have a narcotic converter calculater, but from my expereice they always seem to be off. And I always thought that oxycodone was stronger then morphine, but I guess they are maybe about
the same since they are both scheadule 2s. I dont understand why people think morphine is so strong, I guess because it's been around forever and is the closes related to the opium plant where alot of the newer narcotics are man made but I think alot of the newer ones are better in controlling pain, but that's just my opinion and experience. Also I think it's weird that a doctor would be willing to prescribe oxycodone in one form but not another, your still getting the same med. Also I just read a thing yesterday about
the new meds that are about
to get approved through the FDA and one of them was Oxycodone mixed with niacin, which would scare the heck out of me because I had two friends take Naicin in big doses and one of them ended up in the ER with heart issues and the other friend had her skin turn grayish. Scary Scary stuff and just to stop people from abusing pain meds, its not fair that we have to suffer over people who cant contol themselves. But I would talk to your doctor about
other options in case the morphine ends up not working.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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