Posted 6/23/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)
Yes, it is common to get worsening side effects (including nausea & vomiting) as you increase a pain medication, such as morphine. It stinks that this happened at the same time that you started a new med, so you can't tell which it is from. However, it does sound like it may be from the morphine, as it is worst after taking it. The best thing to do would be to contact your doctor (I actually have a call into my doc right now about the same thing! Although mine isn't med related, just pain related). Your doc may just put you on a scheduled nausea med, or a prn nausea med, or may decide to decrease your dose of morphine, or switch you to something else. I suppose another possibility is to stop the new med, to make sure that the nausea is from the morphine.
Nausea stinks. Hopefully your doc will be able to figure this out & get it under control quickly! Let us know how it goes. I hope you are feeling better!