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Can people in chronic pain be prescribed morphine?

by wndozh8er

just curious if doctors would prescribe morphine tablets to people with severe and incurable chronic pain?

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disgusting 8/25/2015 - 12:24 pm

No. Most doctors won’t give pain mess of a kind when people really are in severe pain.

wndozh8er 8/25/2015 - 12:28 pm

Thanks. That fucking sucks. My far away baby has for the third most painful disease in the world. Dercums (Adiposis Delorosa)

disgusting 8/25/2015 - 12:48 pm

I can’t get pain meds for my back, which is real fucked up. My mom who’s a religious nut and definately not a drug abuser couldn’t ever get pain meds for her torn up knees and shoulders. They’re so damn afraid everyone is going to abuse drugs, sell them or make meth. Hell, I need to be on thyroid pills but as long as I’m not paying for private insurance they think I’m going to make meth out of them so I can’t have them.

disgusting 8/25/2015 - 12:25 pm

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Somebody Insignificant 8/25/2015 - 12:29 pm

Yes, I was run over by a truck in 1997 and have been on morphine since 1998. Still taking Oxycontin today.

skykiller17 8/25/2015 - 12:41 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your situation!
My other were in terrible car accidents. My step grandfather fell asleep at the wheel. My mother nearly died, her spine, all the padding in between the vertebras is gone! It’s also compressed appearing as if by surgery but it was the impact. I really don’t know how my mother does it! She was also rear-ended again by someone fooling with something in the glove compartment and accidently stepped on the gas at a stop light! I was in the car with her that time. It didn’t harm me much, but it was the iceberg to her titanic condition! But she only got paid meds in the mid-90’s when her problems started back in 1982! Hydrocodone works for her, but the doctors want her on morphine. She felt super drugged, not right and had one of the worst bowel obstructions. I get them too, but within 24-36 hours I’m able to get it out: be it several cups of water, a fiber solution or supplement or a certain food group that flushes you out…

I hope you get what you need to continue living your life!

Somebody Insignificant 8/25/2015 - 12:59 pm

I can’t believe how people with severe chronic pain are treated. I feel for your mother, back pain is the worst. I was put on MS Contin in 1998 because I was taking so much Codeine and paracetamol that I was damaging my liver. They said the Morphine was safer for me.

I got really depressed in 2009 and a friend showed me how to crush the pills and inject them. I spent the next 6 years buying MS Contin from Cancer patients and injecting. I spent $80 000 over six years, damaged my lungs, spleen ,liver, kidneys, got multiple infections of my blood and was just sent for a full body pet scan to look for tumors that can be caused from the talc powder they put in the pills. It blocks tiny veins and causes big problems.

I’m now seeing Drug and Alcohol who are trying to reduce me down to nothing.

skykiller17 8/25/2015 - 12:34 pm

(If this posted twice, sorry, but my comment didn’t show up the first time!)

Actually, I started with hydrocodone, but the new doctors at this clinic didn’t like that. They gave me morphine instead O_o It helps with the pain but it drugs you. I like the relief, but I have no energy to do anything which defeats the purpose. I’m trying to take b-12 and drink coffee, I still find myself lacking energy and falling asleep when I’m sitting.

Every state will be different and also every doctor will be different. Not sure if this is for everyone but where I am private and independent doctors are turning chronic pain patients away and sending them to pain management facilities. For me it’s hours away and I have a hard enough time getting to the clinic that is 10 minutes away (they make you wait almost 3 hours!)

Somebody Insignificant 8/25/2015 - 1:04 pm

The old thought was that your body adapts to the morphine so you need more and more the longer you are on the drug. For people who have chronic pain this means that Doctors had to keep increasing their dosage.

So now the new thought is that our bodies don’t get used to the morphine. The morphine actually sensitizes your body to pain so that the longer you have been taking morphine and at increasing doses you are making your body more sensitive to pain. This allows the Doctors to tell yo that you need to stop taking morphine and eventually your body will return to normal and will not be so sensitive to pain so you will not need pain meds and wont be in any pain at all.

I wish I could transfer my pain to these Doctors so they could feel it.

Mf 8/25/2015 - 1:41 pm

Depends on the situation. A family member had morphine given for a while due to chronic pain, so did i after an injury. I guess it depends on what “trends” at whatever country/hospital/clinic you go to. That said, it shouldn’t be that hard to get with the condition that you mention.

theWhispersOfMySins 8/25/2015 - 3:36 pm

Yes they do. I have been prescribed at times both pills and injections (of morphine and other painkillers) to take myself at home. I live in Canada though so not sure about how that works in other countries.

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