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    paulc is offline New Member
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    hi,

    I would appreciate any help! My father is 78 and disabled. For many years he endured severe pain with resiliance. Until recently he was on self-medication and used morphine sensibly. He was on 40mg per day in two doses and led a 'normal' life. Now the doctors say this is unacceptable as it will cause addition(!) and constipation. His nervous system is 'shot' which is why he feels pain when in otherways he is in 'good health' and will live a very long time. The doctors have cut his dose to 20mg at night which means he spends the day writhing in pain and begging for help. Instead they have prescribed the usual cross-counter pain killers (which have no effect) and valium which has a moderate effect for about 3 hours only. My family are severely unhappy to see him this way when recently he was a happy man. I am in dispair...

    I am thinking of trying to but morphine for him to take (sensibly) on his own account at home but don't like this situation.

    Any advise welcome.




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    Helen Russell is offline New Member
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    I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgiz/chronic fatique for the last
    12 years. Used all sorts of non-narcotic pain meds, which worked for
    very short time. In U.S. Dr's give morphine by monthly-only prescription. I've been taking 15mg (long acting) morning and night,
    and the results have been wonderful. The stats. report a very small number of pain patients ever become "addicts", so could you go to another Dr., who may be more enlightened? As to the constipation, that is an on-going problem...use stool softeners along with laxatives, is my only advice. Hope I've helped some. Good luck.

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    teddybear4383 is offline New Member
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    alot of doctors,are under federal laws,they are not allow,to write prescrible pain killer for only 6 months, like that morphine and ultram under the narcartic. i have been in a pain center for over three years,and you only see the doctor 3 or 4 times a year.you will allow to be all your medicine at one phamacy.There is no pain pills, out there that will get rid real pain. i hope this is helpful Ann





    quote:Originally posted by paulc

    hi,

    I would appreciate any help! My father is 78 and disabled. For many years he endured severe pain with resiliance. Until recently he was on self-medication and used morphine sensibly. He was on 40mg per day in two doses and led a 'normal' life. Now the doctors say this is unacceptable as it will cause addition(!) and constipation. His nervous system is 'shot' which is why he feels pain when in otherways he is in 'good health' and will live a very long time. The doctors have cut his dose to 20mg at night which means he spends the day writhing in pain and begging for help. Instead they have prescribed the usual cross-counter pain killers (which have no effect) and valium which has a moderate effect for about 3 hours only. My family are severely unhappy to see him this way when recently he was a happy man. I am in dispair...

    I am thinking of trying to but morphine for him to take (sensibly) on his own account at home but don't like this situation.

    Any advise welcome.




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    dutchgirl is offline New Member
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    How sorry I am for your father and you!

    My suggestion is to find him a good pain management clinic. That is where I go (in U.S. - Northern NJ) and I get my much needed strong RX pain meds monthly. My doctor is a pain management specialist, orthopedic and psychiatrist. I have been a patient for almost 6 years!

    As far as constipation, Flax Seed Oil Capsules & Benefiber work well for me & others I know.

    Please don't do anything yourself where you could get in serious trouble. That would compound the problem! Find him a GOOD pain doctor (easier said than done, I know).

    Hope that helps...

    MH

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