I've been on varying doses of MST continus, slow release morphine and I am curentky on 30x2 daily, ie 30mg on a morning and 30mg at night. It's for joint pain due to RA/PsA and for Cancer Pain.
I also take a course of Prednisilone now and again and I a currently on 20mg daily but will go down to 15mg on Monday for a week or two then 10mg etc.
My question is, I've put a lot of weight on since 2010, around 4 stone. And although I've only had Pred. For two years I've had the MST for at least six years .
I don't excercise, except walking a bit usually around the supermarket with rests, and a bit of housework. I don't work due to everything, and I can't really exercise in a gym due to joints.
I appreciate the Pred. can cause weight gain, but I'm concerned that my prolonged use of MST might contribute also.
Does anyone have any advice on whether these drugs can cause weight gain or experience of this, also are there any no opiod alternatives I can use that people have found effective for RA/PsA. The MST is very effective in stopping break through pain, it obviously doesn't stop all pain.