3 patient evaluations for Morphine taken for the purpose of 'pain in lower back'

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Aug 10, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am reducing down to 160mg/day. I don't think it's working so far! I'm taking more of the breakthrough stuff!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

Sep 20, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My pain kept escalating, so my doctor took me off my 90 mg of MS ER and switched it to 100mg twice daily with much improvement. I take Phenergan for nausea, so I don't even have a problem with that! I take Lortab 10/325 for break through pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Because I can't have lower back surgery yet due to my weight and I need to lose more, my doctor raised my dose of MS ER to 90mg twice a day. This has been effective. I have had mild side effects such as nausea & sleepiness, but they are tolerable.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was started on Morphine about three months ago when I stopped responding to hydrocodone/apap. I was taking more and more of the hydrocodone, with ibuprofen and aspirin and it just didn't ever seem to work. I take it for the three slipped discs in my back that send shooting & radiating pain down both my legs. It is unbearable at times, so the MS has definitely worked wonders for me in terms of I can get up and about without that severe pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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