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hi all I'm having a moan sorry . I can't stop sleeping I go to docs and they just up my morpheme I'm right on edge all the time xx

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Hi dawnlancaster

Nice to meet you I know exactly how you feel ,I'm awake for 3 hours then sleep for double that I'm sure it's the tablets I'm on morphine to plus lots of others that cause drowsiness.

Are you with a pain clinic they I'm sure could help you ? I tend to be like this in phases for month or 2 . Take care love squeak xxx

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hi squeak thank you for replying bk its horable I'm just waiting for the pain clinic for appointment hope you OK hugs to you x

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well good luck with pain clinic they cant do anything for me to advanced

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HI DAWN IM ON MORHINE FOR PAIN THEY DO MAKE YOU TIRED BUT IVE JUST FOUND OUT GOT ME ALONG WITH RHEAUMATIODARTHRITSI AND FIBRO THEY DO MAKE YOU ON EDGE

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hi Chris I also have RA but thanks for your reply x

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Hi dawnlancaster,

Sorry to hear ur having a bad time.

If u are really sleepy and on edge all the time it sounds like your body's not handling the morphine as it shouldn't affect u like that if your body's handling it and you're on the right dose.

Do u take other painkillers as well?

Because you might well get on a lot better with a slightly lower dose of morphine but the addition another type of painkiller as well as the morphine.

This may well make u less sleepy and on edge but control your pain better.

Have u tried amitriptyline, gabapentin or pregabalin?

Also have u told ur doctor the morphine's making you sleepy and on edge?

It wd be important to tell the Dr if ur really sleepy as being very sleepy is the stage before breathing problems and may signify u need an adjustment to ur meds.

I fully understand that all u want is for ur pain to be under control.

But maybe you could ask your Dr about a lower dose of morphine combined with a painkiller for neuropathic pain (the ones mentioned above)?

If ur doctor doesn't know about this then he could refer you to a pain clinic like someone else already suggested, or refer u back to rheumy.

There's a link related to this that I wanted to give u but i haven't got it at the moment. If I find it later I'll come back and post it.

Good luck.

Starbys

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hi starbys. thank you for your reply. I'm already taking gabrapenting tremadol .and top antidepresents.hope you OK take care x

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Hi, in that case be very careful with the morphine if ur excessively sleepy as u could be at risk of respiratory depression which is dangerous.

Do u take tramadol and morphine at same time of day?

Cos u might want to try leaving a 2 hour gap between taking one and another.

Best wishes,

Starbys

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Hopefully the pain clinic will put u on pregabalin instead of gabapentin. Pregabalin's a more modern version than gabapentin and it is more effective. You have to go through trial and error to find the right dose but when u do it normally helps.

Take care

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thanks for all the advice. yes I take them together I will take your advice I need to do something as I can't handle much more I'm having suicide thoughts not good but this site helps pull you threw the dark dark days thanks again big hugs xx

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Hi, that's ok, i'm glad i could help. i know it's really hard when ur going through all this, but there will be light at the end of the tunnel, keep reminding yourself of that (even though it can be hard to believe, it's true that you will come out the other side of this and find a way to manage your pain with the least side effects).

I'm glad this site is helping you, that it its' mission!

Do keep in touch whenever u want/need, and take care. Hugs to you too x

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thank you.you are a star x

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Hi dawnlancaster

I am so sorry to read that you are struggling at this time, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue.

I was wondering if you have had a full medication review with your GP or Medical Specialist? As the Morphine and other medications could be making you tired?

I want to wish you all the best of luck and I sincerely hope that you find the answers that you are looking for.

Ken x

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thanks ken x

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Hi thats all im doing sleeping so much i just dont know what to do about.

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Hi thats all im doing sleeping so much i just dont know what to do about.

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Hi dawn im not on morphine just cant stop the sleeping so i dont know what cause is im on pregabalin and afew others so i cant just get my head around all the sleeping.

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hi dawn morphine does make you sleepy but i find after they get use to you not so tired

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