45 patient evaluations for Morphine

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Nov 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, problems concentrating

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Oct 7, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I hallucinated for both days I took it, was phycotic it ended up in the hospital.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 22, 2010 (Started Nov 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

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Sep 14, 2010 (Started Jul 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No impact, helped a little with sleep but wore off in the middle of the night. Just didn't really help my pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jul 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't understand how to enter dosage correctly. I take 1 tablet 2 times a day. The morning dose doesn't help at all. I see my pain mgmt doctor next week and we will be trying something else. The evening dose, along with 12 mg Ambien CR, allows me to sleep without waking in pain every hour.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2010 (Started Jul 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: keeps pain from waking me up
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Aug 25, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

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Aug 16, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This didn't help at all, it was like taking nothing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jan 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: People with MS already have bowel issues and narcotics simply make this issue even Larger !!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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Jun 17, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have lived w/ severe chronic pain (due to a severe collagen disorder similar to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) for over 7 years. This is the 2nd time in those years that I've been on time-released morphine. I was put on methadone in between. For me, morphine works far better than the methadone ever did. That said, it doesn't work THAT well & I have a lot of breakthrough pain. If I had something to take for breakthrough, I'm sure I'd rate that it works better. The only burden I have is getting to my dr's office every 28 days for my refill (they only give me a 28 day supply, not 30...) as I don't have a car & getting a ride is tedious... I don't tell anyone at all that I take what I do for pain, or even that I take anything for pain, as the last thing I need is them either hitting me up for a pill or just trying to steal them - both things I've had happen in the past, in fact had to end a friendship because of it (they wouldn't quit asking for pills even though I said no). Make sure you eat lots of whole-grain & gets a lot of fiber. Drink a lot of water. These will help with the constipation opioids cause...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, nausea

Nov 8, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just don't stop taking without dr's advice and tapering down, you can get very sick and can increase any psych issues you may have during withdrawal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, nausea

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Jun 16, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really is strange, but I never got too much pain relief from the immediate release of this medication. Now, on the other hand, the EXTENDED release is totally different and works like a charm. Plus, my insurance would only pain for a partial prescription of the immediate release pills, leaving me to pay for the rest. So my doctor switched me back to the Lortab 10 for break-through pain and that works so much better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Mar 31, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication works very well if you take it right at the onset of pain. If you wait for too long and let the pain get too severe, then it is so much harder to control! My doctor just increased it today because I am having a major increase in back pain. I also have swelling of the legs, which is unrelated to the MSIR, but could mean an obstuction causing further pain. I have an ultrasound next week.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take this to relieve breakthrough back pain and it is very effective. I went to a pain clinic who didn't believe in anything for breakthrough pain, and I was getting a lot of pain. They stated they had a "ceiling" limit and with the MS Contin, I had reached the limit. My primary care doctor is taking care of that now, needless to say, and since she has, my pain & quality of life have greatly improved!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, excessive sweating, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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