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Opinions on slow release morphine

joan63joan63 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited July 2018 in Dealing with chronic pain
I have just started slow release morphine and wanted to know peoples opinion on it

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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @joan63, hopefully some of our community members will be in touch soon and able to share their own experiences. In the meantime, you may be interested in some of our other chronic pain discussions, including people's tips for dealing with chronic pain.

    As always, if you have any queries or concerns about any of your current medication or treatment, it's always best to speak to a medical professional involved in your care, as they're often best placed to help you. Do keep us updated, and I really hope today's as kind as possible to you. 
  • joan63joan63 Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Been on them a long while I find they releave the pain very well my only concern is that it's not fixing the problem. Causes drowsiness as well.
  • ClaireSaulClaireSaul Volunteer community adviser Posts: 92 Pioneering
    Hi @joan63
    I know that i constantly say it, but with analgesia and pain there is no "one size fits all" - so it is difficult to pass comment on your MST question.  These types of drugs are used for treatment of many different types of pain very successfully and others less so.
    I personally took slow release oxycodone (Oxycontin - a synthetic morphine that is double the strength) for several years so do have experience of SR opiates for chronic nerve pain - but I know that it affected me differently to other people that I knew.  Also the different opiates can affect the same person in different ways.

    I hope that this helps a little - as Pippa said, please discuss any concerns with you pain team/GP - but let me know if I can help!

    Best wishes,
    Claire
    Claire Saul
    Chronic Pain Advisor
    Scope
    [email protected]
    scope.org.uk
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Hi iv been om slow relese morphine for a few years
     Cant say its strong.enouh to stop any pain. Just takes edge off. Downside it makes me fall asleep.as soon.as i sit down zzzzz only read 3/4 pages of any book amd im zzzz. Put tv on and zzzzz you get the idea. Sat in hospital and zzzzzz the nurse brough doc over told them im ok while they wete talking zzzzz.
    So would not recomend morophine 
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