Members may remember that I am battling a long standing Sciatica problem - now awaiting a spinal de-compression - and taking a low-dose 30 mg. , slow release (12 hrs.) Zomorph for pain relief, one every 12 hours.
Two comments/problems - one is that the effect does not seem to last 12 hours - more like 9-10 hours max., leaving me in great discomfort unless I then take the next pill early. Is this a normal reaction to Morphine ?
Second point - I can take one pill late on in the evening, before bedtime, say at 10:00 pm, which theoretically should last 12 hours - but often when I get up to use the loo, e.g at 5am, my leg is so painful - so where has the 12 hour cover gone ?
And finally my GP has recommended I add to the Zomorph a nightly Amitriptyline 10mg. tablet. His view of my sometimes non-effective Zomorph is that it "is not good for nerve pain". Any views on this, please, fellow members.