Author Topic: Opioids  (Read 433 times)

[Buddie]

Opioids
« on: April 26, 2022, 12:10:46 am »
I have been taking oxy for a year. I really have been okay on it I just didn't think it was working so I started taking morphine. I'm going back and forth between the two and my withdrawal symptoms are getting really bad. The morphine seems to help my pain more but I don't like the mental stuff. Do you think that I should stop the morphine? To think that's messing with my nervous system to go back and forth between the oxy and the morphine?
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[Buddie]

Re: Opioids
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 03:23:21 pm »
Why are you prescribed these medications, what does your doctor say? 

Are you currently tapering Clonazepam?
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[Buddie]

Re: Opioids
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 06:09:32 pm »
4 horrendous arm and neck and TMJ pain. Yes I'm tapering Klonopin and yes my doctor doesn't want me on them but I don't have anything else that helps
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[Buddie]

Re: Opioids
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2022, 06:13:56 pm »
4 horrendous arm and neck and TMJ pain. Yes I'm tapering Klonopin and yes my doctor doesn't want me on them but I don't have anything else that helps

Your pain started only after you came off benzos the first time?
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[Buddie]

Re: Opioids
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 10:24:49 pm »
Correct
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[Buddie]

Re: Opioids
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2022, 02:38:15 am »
If you are in that much pain they are not helping you... you said that you are bedridden, if  they were helping you would not be bed ridden. It is possible that by switching between the 2  you are getting withdrawals from them. I really do not know, but something is definitely not right.
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[Buddie]

Re: Opioids
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2022, 01:52:33 pm »
From the FDA Black Box Warning for clonazepam:

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Concomitant use of benzodiazepines and opioids may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs for patients for whom alternative treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Follow patients for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation.

Is your physician monitoring you for respiratory depression?

Have you looked into chronic pain management/rehabilitation clinics?  The good ones offer an integrated, multidisciplinary approach including specialists in physical therapy, psychology, occupational therapy, biofeedback, nursing, and nutrition.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2022, 02:07:02 pm by [Buddie] »
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