45 patient evaluations for Morphine

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Apr 21, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The biggest obstacle to Opioid therapy for chronic pain is the restrictions and precautions placed on the patient by the government for obtaining and storing the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No problem with this medication, it worked great on breakthrough pain. My only concern was that I would develop a high tolerance for it and if I was ever seriously injured or became chronically ill, then it would not be affective. I also know now that I was not educated properly by my PCP at the time. I was given the false pretense that this medication would eliminate my pain 100%. After I struggled for over a year with managing my pain (and not taking medication properly because of being uneducated) I did the research on my conditions and pain medications and learned that you are always going to feel up to 30% of pain and the goal should be to lower the pain level as much as possible with medications and alternative methods like a heating pad for example.

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Oct 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (intoxication)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: intoxication

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 26, 2008 (Started Dec 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I taking a low dose as needed I can go to 1mg if needed every 2 hours. I take the liquied . I put it in a little soft drink so it taste better.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2008 (Started Nov 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the only pain med that I've found that really works for me. Most of the pain meds will pep me up too much. I react the opisite to most of the pain meds than what most people do. They don't make me tired, they wake me up too much. I'm like on a high.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Nov 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 Daily
Advice & Tips: This med has to be taken like it's written
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

May 6, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for spasms in right hand at night)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms in legs at night)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

May 18, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Must have friends and family to help.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation

May 7, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have family and friends to drive you around, to appts, market etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 14, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, skin irritation

  • 0 helpful marks
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