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Oramorph

Postby dotty lotty » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:50 pm

Am due to start oramorph tomorrow. The dose is 5mg up to 4 times a day. I am feeling a bit apprehensive as it seems such a major step in treatment to take. Other meds have either not helped or given me side effects.

What were other peoples experiences with oramorph :?:

Thanks for any info.:teddy-bear:
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Re: Oramorph

Postby Garyl » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:02 pm

During arecent stay in hospital i was on oramorph, have to say was pain free the few days i was on it.
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Re: Oramorph

Postby sgirling » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:05 pm

hi hun i have to say ive used oramorph in the dosage you explained and its very good but it is addictive though so just be aware of that xxx
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Re: Oramorph

Postby becbob » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:17 pm

Try it and see. I was on 10mg every 4 hours and it only took the edge of the pain. Now on Tramadol which helps sligntly better. This illness requires a "try it and see" attitude. If after a few weeks it does nothing for you then go back and see your dr. Hope you get things sorted soon. X
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Re: Oramorph

Postby sandibach » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Hiya, The wife has been on oramorph for stomach adhesions for a good few years now. She found that to counter attack the burning sensation and taste whilst taking it by mixing the measured dosage with a small ammount of neat Squash ... She personally found Robinsons orange & pineapple best .. As it also stopped alot of the reflux too.
I hope this might be of benefit ..
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Re: Oramorph

Postby scotbeachell » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:33 pm

when I was fighting the big C, oramorph was given to me as a quick fix. I have tried loads of drug over the years for fibromyalgia many mentioned in these forums (possible all) anyhow, I am finding the slow release BuTrans patches a lot better . Tramadol did help but I was up most nights not being able to sleep (itching). I am not convinced this will help maintain good pain relief throughout the day... anyhow my thoughts everyone is different. btw feeling sick i tended to have a small amount to eat work for me :-) Good Luck worth a try
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Re: Oramorph

Postby wishes45 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:53 pm

Im on zymorph an have to take anti sickness meds with them mine are 40mg too
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Re: Oramorph

Postby Kristy Wilson » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:53 pm

I am on oramorph for the breakthrough pain of Fibro. On a bad day I'm taking 10mg every hour when needed. To begin with it may make u feel sick which can be counter acted with cyclizine . I was on this dose every hour 24hrs a day when I was in hospital in Jan for a major back spasm. It does help me but everybody is different. Take it at the dose u have been prescribed by ur gp and if u are finding it's not helping go back because u can go onto a bigger dose. I am already on a lot of pain meds to help control my pain but when having a flair up they don't even touch the pain and that's when the oramorph comes out. I can't take tramadol as they make me itch and completely space me out. Good luck and hope you find sone sort of pain relief that helps.
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Re: Oramorph

Postby migrembe » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:53 pm

Have you tried Duloxetine? My GP started me on it 2 weeks ago and it is the first time i have been pain free-er since this hell all began.
Oromorph is a big step.
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Re: Oramorph

Postby jess » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Hi I take Oramorph but only when its needed has its addictive , A bottle last 3 months and my doctor happy for my to do this ...Ive nw been taking it for 4 years and not addicted , I mainly get by on my meds of tramadol 100mg 4 times and 300mg gabapentin 3 times aday but with me it gives me one hell of a headache then I take my paracitamol (cant spell it ) lol along with my other meds lol

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Re: Oramorph

Postby dragonlady » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:18 pm

Hi im on zomorph and I have just been increased to 30mg every twelve hours from 10 every twelve hours they do kill pain as im in so much pain at mo with my hip. I can honestly say they are the best pain killer as yet and ive been on loads of different types so I give any form of morphine a thumbs up
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Re: Oramorph

Postby iblinkin » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:48 pm

I haven't used this one, but i was prescribed Dilaudid which is hydromorphone any way you cut it, it's still morphine and my younger bro. was on morphine for years and i don't want to scare anyone but it really messed his heart up, so be careful of long term usage with this drug. Also i stopped taking it as it didn't do anything for me.

Here is a link for detox if you are coming off of this drug.

http://www.withdrawal.net/learn/oramorph/
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Re: Oramorph

Postby dotty lotty » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:19 am

Thank you all so much for your replies. They have been helpful :teddy-bear:
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Re: Oramorph

Postby zappa20 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:25 am

Also if driving ensure you know your ability to drive isn't impaired. New drug driving offence limits have been introduced and morphine is included in them. I don't know how the limits relate to dosage.
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Re: Oramorph

Postby mrselizabeth » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Hello..I have been on Oramorph for two years now, it does take the edge off. I have never had any sickness feeling with it at all.
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