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A friend has been on heavu pain meds morphine, oxycoton for 10 yrs can this effect there mental health become unstable & irrational, perinoad.

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Absolutely: Yes. Please help her get the assistance she needs.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: This is a very tough area of medicine. Laws in fl Prohibit most of us from rxing these drugs. Mental health issues may be exposed.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Morphine is more likely than oxycodone to cause symptoms like this. However, if the person has sleep apnea worsened by these meds, it can also cause these symptoms, so recommend full medical evalauation, including for sleep apnea.
Sep 25, 2013

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