Spinal Stenosis

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   Posted 5/9/2012 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have "Spinal Stenosis" and I take a slow release Morphine at 7 am and 7 pm each day. I also take 15 mg of fast relief every 4 to 6 hours. I always take it every four hours because of pain.I have been allergic to all other pain medication and this is the only one so far, that I am not allergic to.
The last few nights the pain has kept me awake all night. Would it be safe if I tried taking it every 3 hours? Can it harm me? I cannot see my doctor until June 4th
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Scotia Breeze

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   Posted 5/9/2012 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm not sure what the poll is about....??

But, re: your medication question - I can only tell you what I would do.... and I wouldn't go against the directions of the medication. Is it possible to message your doctor and discuss this over the phone? Otherwise, by using them every 3 hours - it's not just using it differently than what your doctor wants - you'll also run out of meds sooner than your appointment.

Take care, Tina
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   Posted 5/10/2012 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Scotia I would not take the medication any earlier unless the dr has given you permission to do so. There is a good chance of this harming you by taking more than what is prescribed by the dr. Your dr has given you instructions on how to take your medication and for your own safety you should abide by his directions.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your kindness and input. I appreciate it.
It is nice to have someone to talk to, that feels the same way I do.
Have a nice day :)

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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
try to contact your doctor and maybe getting on the cancellation list, if you
can't be seen sooner than June 4...but no never take more medicine than your
directed to as you will run out and you can then also go thru withdrawal
which would hurt a lot...best thing is to get into your doctor and hope he
can help or increase your medicine to 3X a day or more often...
also make a list of all medications you've had reactions to, at it
helps your doctor better prescribe for you and I hope your doing better soon
keep us posted...
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