Help, I have been taking both MST and Oramorph for the past two to three months and I am worried I have already formed some kind of dependence on them. I think I was having what everyone calls a flare and my pain has been pretty uncontrollable for the last few months hence taking so much pain killers but I can hardly write what I am about to write in case it jinx's ( is that the right word) it
For the past three days my pain levels have dropped through the floor, I can't believe I am not in much pain. My hips and wrists and fingers still hurt but that's all they just hurt, no tears, no reaching for the Oramorph after clock watching till the four hours where up
I still can't really walk very far or make the stairs very well but the pain has reduced to such an amount I am not needing the Oramorph which leads me to a strange place where if I have taken any Oramorph all day by the end of the day I am beginning to feel very unwell, dizzy , sick, faint, hot and bothered and really not feeling like me. All these feelings go away if I take some Oramorph . As I am still taking it at night as the pain is still enough to keep me awake but nothing like how bad it was.
Are the two linked or am I reading too much into it, and if it is morphine withdrawal what should I do as if the joint pains come back to the high level again it is Oramorph that calms it down to bearable, so I would hate to be without it. How long do you need to be on morphine to become dependant on it.
Or could I believe that the pain has gone forever! , that would be great, I could go back to work and have a life again