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Hi - my husband has just had a grand mal seizure - he has had morphine. Not on medication. 2nd seizure in 6 weeks. No MRI. What now?
See a neurologist: Obviously, if your spouse has had a seizure he should be seeking medical care, if not done so already. He should be contacting his health care provider to be seen promptly in order for further assessment. Seeing a neurologist would be helpful to better define and provide a diagnostic assessment of the potential causes of the seizures. ...Read more
Not for ANYTHING: There's no stronger legal pain medicine for ANYTHING than morphine. Some people find the closely related hydromorphone aka Dilaudid to be about as effective. Only diacetylmorphine aka heroin is thought to be stronger than native morphine but of course it's Schedule I. There are times when compassionate use of heroin for really intractable pain would be rational but it won't happen in the USA. ...Read more
Opiate allergies?: It depends. Alot of folks claim to be allergic to various medications, when in fact, they have side effects. Since we do not know what your reaction was to Morphine, it's kinda hard to predict what you might experience with other drugs. My advice is to try and avoid taking Opiates on a regular basis, as you may become dependent and then have withdrawal symptoms when you don't take the Opiates. ...Read more
Unlikely: Pain itself can cause elevated heart rate and palpitations, but opiated don't typically cause fluttering or palpitations. I would check further with your doctor to ensure there's not some other issue here. ...Read more
I'm on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out I'm pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?
Neonatal abstinence: Syndrome is the major pregnancy complication. Women taking opioids for pain are also passing it along to the fetus, and depending on a variety of factors, about 70% of babies born to moms on opioids will develop a withdrawal syndrome. If possible to taper the medication in your second trimester and use alternative pain management, that would be best. It is treatable in hospitals with expertise. ...Read more
Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?
No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive (when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well. ...Read more
The er doctor gave me a morphine shot. He also prescribed pain medication. But I don't know how long I must wait to take it. I am hurting quite a bit?
Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?
Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read more
Does any of these medications cause frequent urination. Transdone citalpram ambiem warfarin morphine wellbutrin (bupropion)?
Pain asymbolia: Hello BharathJ, I had to look up the term "pain asymbolia". I am familiar with it by another name, "pain dissociation". It is commonly caused by brain injuries and strong pain medications including but not limited to morphine. Pain dissociation or having the sensation of pain without actually hurting, when it is caused by a drug usually returns to normal when the drug wears off. ...Read more
Me and my friend are debating this but is morphine and dilaudid in the same drug class? I'm ellerject to morphine so I would think they are different?
Kadian (morphine) ABUSE:
Yes it can if you abuse the drug, take it without doctors prescription, of the street, take more than the prescribed dose, you can overdose on it.
It can cause severe side effects if you overdose, including coma and respiratory arrest
it can cause opiate addiction and it can hurt you if you take it from the street
kadian is a controlled drug has to be taken under medical supervision and by presciptio. ...Read more
Kadian (morphine) howlong takes: Kadian (morphine) is a a long acting morphin and it should start working within few hours on the appropriate dose. It can be given every 12 hours in divided dose, or it can be given as one dose every 24 hours. It comes in various strength, 20, 30, 50, 60, 80 and 100 mgm. ...Read more
Dilaudid: I would not say its the first choice - there are many other choices Dilaudid is just one of the options. ...Read more
I actually have saringomyelia and so far my doctors are only able to give me drugs, taking morphine 160 mg p/day but not helping as much as use to. What should I expect from here on??? I haven't talked to anyone that has had it as long as I. I've had it
Syringomyelia: Many times pain from your condition is caused by damaged nerves. Narcotic medications are not very effective for that kind of pain, especially if you've been on them for a while. Other medicines like gabapentin or nortriptyline may be helpful in decreasing pain. They can make you tired initially, but usually that feeling goes away. ...Read more