I was wanting some advice on fellow lupies experiences with low dose morphine patches.
I have sle, sjogren's, raynauds and crps. I have reluctantly been talking slow release tramadol for nearly a year now which takes the edge off the pain but my main problem is concerns with taking so many meds. I was raised only to take meds as a last resort which at the ripe old age of 38 has really stuck so my gp thinks a low dose morphine patch would really help with the pain and as it's a patch you can leave on for 7 days so I wouldn't be taking tablets orally everyday. Just the word morphine really scares me as I associate it with palliative care, which isn't my case at all and I have a 9yr old son, will I still be able to function and look after him? I am of the mindset that I've got used to living with pain now so just man up and deal with it. I would really appreciate any advice you may have to offer.
Thanks in advance and wishing you all well.