After 4 years on Morphine with the dose getting my body as started to reject it. I have learnt there is something else I could be taking but the pain clinic wants to see me first. I have been waiting for a appointment for 3 months. Because I have not got appointment yet I am not counted as being on the official waiting list. I can't just stop taking the Morphine because I would have fight the addiction as well as being crippled by the pain.

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  • NO. Never stop taking it without discussing with your GP or the consultant who prescribed it.

    You don't say whether you went through other meds first or straight on to morphine. Or what dose you are taking?

    Waiting times for aps at pain clinic vary throughout the country from very long to indefinite.

    You could call and say you would accept any cancellaion if that is an option for you.


  • JeffMett NOOOOOOO do not stop taking the morphine!!!!!!! The withdrawals will be worse than what ever is causing the pain!!!!!! Just like Paton said. Even when you get to the pain clinic. The Dr. will decrease your dosage very slowly until you can stop. The other drop in Opana. It is at 5mg 3 time more powerful than morphine. I take it after 20 years on and off of narcotics of every name and kind. I have absolutely no side effects. Probably because of the length of time I have Benn on other narcotics. The only thing that bothers me. I need to drink a ton of water otherwise constipation sets in. TMI, I know.

    Hope this helps my friend.

  • *drug not drop

  • It will be worth the wait for the pain clinic. They will be holistic and take you through not just the drugs but also the other things that you can do. Can you ask who ever referred you to check the status of the referral? Then at least you will have an idea if you are on the waiting list yet or not.

  • Being already with the Pain Clinic I asked if I could see as I was getting worried about my general plus I still getting a lot of pain at times. Last week I told my local Doctor about the symptoms I was getting and he said all them could be the Morphine and said he was going to write to the pain clinic as he as now sign me of for work.

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