Hello, I've had asthma all my life 54 years and the last year its much more unstable that I can't work. I've recently started uniphyllin after stopping xolair and just on the basic starting dose currently of this.
Does anyone have osteoarthritis with really chronic severe pain restricting their quality of life and this was only diagnosed for me 18 months ago. It's Especially bad in my knees, ankles, hands and neck, all confirmed with mri scans. Also in both knees I have degenerative meniscal tears which is causing me horrendous pain walking up and down stairs and any walking really.
My question :- I've been prescribed morphine liquid and know it's to be careful with respiratory diseases but I need it at times and take the lowest dose usually 10mls daily.
Is anyone else on strong pain medication and what are they and do they affect their asthma symtoms.
I am a nurse so am aware of respiratory depression from opioids but when the pain is so bad what do you do??