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Feb 03, 2015 10:39 PM

I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this. I typically need to take 3 Tylenol 3's at once and my doctor mentioned that height switch to morphine, I have had it once in my life and quite enjoyed the pain free time.

I am not sure about taking it long term what it does to the internal organs, he said it was eadier than Ty 3.

I am just curious about side effects.

Feb 03, 2015 10:41 PM

Sorry about the bad spelling, did this on my phone, and my eyes aren't seeing so good.

Feb 03, 2015 11:47 PM

Any advice on living with chronic pain while in a long term relationship?

Feb 04, 2015 12:55 AM

Hi western sorry can help you with that but I always thought any meds can be bad for you long term however speaking from a person who has high pain thresholds and is total anti drugs or at least I was anyways until my body couldn't take the pain anymore I'd say try it anyways you never know unless you do hunny ๐Ÿ˜‰. I'm on naproxen, oxycontin, amatriptilene, pregabalin and oramorph if i really can't deal with pain but that's really like a last resort. Oh and I would have a chat with ur doctor and see what he can tell you about long term. Gl hunny ๐Ÿ˜‰ x
oxycodone hunny I am in a long term relationship been together for 15 years always had pain here and there but never been constant like it has been for nearly a year and omg nothing worse than living with chronic pain let alone having to do it whilst having a relationship. I think it's very hard to cope with yourself let alone someone else but I guess it's something that you want then you have to work at it unfortunately nothing in life is plain sailing hun ๐Ÿ˜‰. I however must admit that it's very hard being in a relationship though as 90% I can't even explain my feeling of pain to my oh and tbh if i do try I feel like I'm just moaning anyways. I always think if something is ment to be then it will work out ok but it it ft not then you have to learn by that and move on. Anyways I wish you well hunny. X

Feb 04, 2015 7:35 AM

Hi WesternCanadian, I was given morphine during/after a surgery years ago. Not only did I develop nausea&vomiting, but I looked like a large strawberry! But that's my typical reaction to most major pain relief meds, besides hallucinations. I have a high pain threshold, except with migraines. And due to my allergies, as all the doctors & nurses say when they see my allergy list..."allergic to all the good stuff!" Lol

Feb 04, 2015 4:44 PM

Taking 3 Tylenol 3 on a continuous basis is not good. If you were taking more than 4 a day then that can damage your liver. In tylenol 3 there is codeine, which is a morphine derivative, its all from the opiate family. The codeine is instantly released into your blood stream as that is a break through medication and should not be used for long term chronic pain. It should only be used for break through pain issues or acute pain symptoms. Morphine pills and other drugs like oxycodene, oxyneo, etc are meant to help with chronic pain and slowly releases the drug into your blood stream. You are less likely to become addicted and dependant as much when you use slow release medications that instant release drugs. The slow release meds can be complimented with using instant release drugs like tylenol 3 or percocet when you have extreme break through pain.

Feb 04, 2015 11:43 PM

I take Hydromophone it is my saving grace.

Feb 05, 2015 12:39 PM

I take 300mg of Morphine every day for my pain. I take Oxycodone for breakthrough.

Feb 05, 2015 2:47 PM

Hello, I deal with chronic pain daily all day every day. I have a fiancรฉ of four years and a beautiful little girl. It plays a toll on our relationship because I have endometriosis and we can't have sexual interactions at times, but he has always supported me and stuck by my side. It's a lot harder with a ten month old daughter because there are times where I can't even lift her and I'm a stay at home mother. My point being, I am ocycodone to take as needed, when I was pregnant they didn't know what was wrong with me and I was in The hospital on morphing for a week. You have to do what you have to do, the stress if being in a lot if pain is much worse for your body then being on pain medication.

Feb 05, 2015 10:40 PM

My mother takes very, very strong pain meds and my advice to you that she often gives me is, if you can handle the pain that you have without the medication then DO NOT go on anything higher if you can help it at all. Morphine is very addictive and if you ever decide to go off of it, it could be extremely hard to do so.

Feb 07, 2015 11:47 PM

My husband takes morphine ER 30 mg twice a day and then morphine IR 30 mg up to 4 times times daily for his back and legs nerve pain (T1-T12 all bad). (Also Diazepam for the back spasms he gets) The most problematic side effect for him is sleepiness. According to him though, it helps his pain pretty decently. He has no problems with the pills. He has never had an issue with addiction.

I have been on the Butrans patch 20 mcg for a couple months and was on Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) for breakthrough pain. The Hydro didn't work at all for me. Now I'm still on the patch but also Morphine IR 15 mg up to 4 times daily. I find that 30 mg is better for me. So far the side effects I have felt are vision and balance problems (as if I needed to be more of a clutz

Feb 07, 2015 11:48 PM

then I already am.) But it helps the burning pain and scar tissue pain I have.

Feb 07, 2015 11:52 PM

I have been on all kinds of pain medications, and I have never become addicted to any of them. I was on Oxycodone previously for years. I have had to deal with tolerance issues, but most chronic pain sufferers do. I have had to deal with withdrawal a few times due to doctor error and my own, and it sucks, but it lasts for a few days then you're good again. It's just par for the course.

Feb 07, 2015 11:54 PM

Just keep in touch with your doctor and you should be fine. Don't let fear prevent you from trying something that might really help your pain and in turn your life.

Feb 08, 2015 10:50 AM

Thank ypu all for the opinions. My wife and I spent a very nice evening with pur oldest daughter and her room mate laste night, i kinda decided I am going to try it as I might enjoy evenings like this even more as you are part of the conversation instead of just thinking about how much it hurts. Time to realize it isnt going to go away, I am told there is nothing they can do except manage the pain.

Feb 08, 2015 3:49 PM

WesternCanadian, I came to that same conclusion just over a year ago. I accept my pain, treat how I can, do what I can to enjoy as much life as possible, and rest when I can't. Otherwise, the only choice is to give up and be a solitary, lonely & grumpy person.

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