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Intrathecal Morphine Pump Water Weight Gain
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    tazzysteepee is offline New Member
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    Jun 2004

    Default Intrathecal Morphine Pump Water Weight Gain

    I am a new member and am 50 yrs old. I have always maintained a weight of between 125-128#'s until I started on the Intrathecal Morphine Pump. I have gained almost 40#. I am now on 2 different diurectics with not much help at all. The water pills have seemed to stop the weight but I am not losing any weight at all. This is becoming quite a problem. Has anyone had this type of experience with this problem and did anything help at all? I have researched enough to know that diet and/or exercising are of no help. I am currently on Lasix 20 mg OD and Spironolactone 25 mg. BID. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    patty davis

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    brayme is offline New Member
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    Mar 2009

    Default Intrathecul pump and extreme weight gain

    I read your post. It is also happening to me. In 3 months I have gone from a size 4 to a size 12. My doctor denies any relationship between the morphine pump and weight gain although I have maintained the same weight, pre-pump, for 30 years. Now I am finding many others who have also experienced this. What did youy end up doing? How are you doing now? Please answer this. I hope you are still there...or someone is. Thanks!

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    Selfishself is offline Member
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    Aug 2011

    Default Morphine

    Before I started my pain medication (7 months of 160mg OxyContin and three months of 60mg Morphine) I weighed around 150lbs. After the past 10 months my weight shot up to 200lbs.

    Although I am not taking Morphine the same way you do, I have always thought there was a huge connection between opiates and weight gain. This has happened to all my friends.

    I am a day and half off pain medication so I hope some of this weight comes off.


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