Hi all my doc have changed my meds to zomorph tablets I have severe osteoarthritis in most joints a lot of pain meds don't work I've tried numerous what are your thoughts on these and do they have any side affects I should know about thank you
I have been on Zomorph tablets, presume they are 1 morning and 1 12 hours later, slow release. I had them along with Oromorph for severe sciatic pain. The worst side effect was it affected my upper respiratory system and I needed antibiotics. Not sure which one caused the problem. Other than that the Zomorph was fine. Good luck.
Thank you flamenca x
I was prescribed zomorph and oratorio for severe knee pain. At first I felt sick and sleepy. After a couple of days the oramorph made me very drowsy and when I woke I felt like I wasn't 'there' if you know what I mean. Stopped taking oramorph and sickness and strange feeling gone. Still feel a bit sleepy occasionally but I can cope with that. Pain hasn't gone completely but is reduced. Hope you are doing ok.
Thank you penguin 184 I'm only taking 40mg a day no side affects at moment mine is mainly for old knee injury but got oa in nearly every joint because of it do feel a bit better thank you hope you do too thanks for replying x
I have been taking Zomorph for some time as well as Naproxen and Gabapentin and am still in constant pain. I am, unsurprisingly, tired all the time and sleep badly. It is impossible to say what side effects are caused by the drugs and what is caused by the pain itself. I hope they help you.
Thank you jenles me too oh I hope you find pain relief too x
I'm on slow release every 12 hours side effects is lack of sleep severe constipation and weight gain hope you they work for you hun ☺
Oh no not weight gain! I now came off amityptaline coz of weight gain I will keep an eye on weight if I put any on I will stop meds again I would rather be in pain than overweight x
Hi, I was on Zomorph 40mg twice daily with Oramorph taken as required. I also have Gabapentin and Amitryptoline 75mg all for Osteoarthritis, 5 knee replacements later and its still a huge problem. As a previous post stated weightgain is quite a serious problem with these meds and I found when feeling drowsy during the day I would try to find active things to do which helped. The biggest problem came when I no longer wanted to take the Zomorph tabs, as an opiate they are addictive so after a while the body gets "comfortable" taking the tablets. In my case I couldn't sleep for weeks and had quite severe cramp in my elbows and shoulders making it hard to get into a comfortable position. Concentration levels did however pick up considerably so I found it easier to read a book without falling asleep.
That said, they are a great painkiller when used in moderation and everyones experience is different.
I hope you get the pain under control.
Thanks Phil me too I'm going back to pain clinic soon so see what they can do too hope you feel better soon too thanks for replying x
Hi I am also going to a spinal clinic beginning of March
I have never heard of this one before but believe it is a assessment clinic
Hope they can come up with something other than op
Would be grateful if you would let me know how you get on
my first post on pain concern just wanted to know if any of you have/are on zomorph modified release...
find the side effects compare between them? mostly in regards to Itching and Constipation? Thanks in advance...
Had the most awful few days, dreadful constipation, then upset stomach, cramps, miserable, mood swings...
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