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I just found out I am pregnant and I have been on morphine for 2yrs for problems with my spine from an accident , dosage is 30mg , should I stop taking?
My dr said just stop clonidine, but these drs say to wean off? Help, what do I do? Only on for 5 days to help get off morphine.
Taper off: While being on it only for 5 days makes it unlikely u will have significant rebound, i would still prefer to taper off. ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and just found out I am pregnant. should I stop taking my Morphine ER? I can barely walk with my back pain right now
Affirmative: 32y pregnant has "arthritis, fibromyalgia", & uses Morphine; should consult Rheumatologist & Pain Management Physicians about alternative pain control. See Osteopath about low back pain generator. During pregnancy, hormone Relaxin loosens ligaments, especially in women w. benign Hypermobility Syndrome; sacroiliac joint, SIJ, can generate pain. Investigate SIJ belt to support pelvis. ...Read more
Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg DR forupset stomach from morphine+dilaudid. But I had h-pylori 10 yrs ago - my MD didnt know this. Should I stop protonix (pantoprazole)?
No need to stop: Your H.Pylori history shouldn't be an issue with your present course of treatment. ...Read more
What makes a person's gag reflexes stop working? When patient has been talking morphine and ativan (lorazepam) for alcoholic hepatitis.
It depends: Chronic alcohol dependency can damage every organ in the body (except the kidneys). That means, alcohol can damage the nerves responsible for the gag reflex, plus, strong opiates like morphine can inhibit the gag reflex. So, it is possible morphine can make an already bad situation worse, possibly resulting in aspiration pneumonitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expired morphine: In general expired medications still do work. In the real world (everything else but the usa) especially africa expired medications are used. As long as they are not expired by more than 12 mo. In the usa the fda and the lawyers will be after us if an expired med was given and you had a problem. ...Read more