Hi Kim- I have been on various pain medications including methodone and morphine tablets. I have not experienced morphine in patch form. However, I have personal and educational experience in the addiction field. Vicodin (acetaminophen/hydrocodone) is an extremely addictive drug and anyone taking 100 pills in a 3 week span may be setting themselves up for severe consequences.
Pain, fatigue and weakness are just a few of the effects I have from my stage IV NSCLC condition. The palliative care staff at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center has steered me away from drugs with addictive properties. I'm looking to come out of this as healthy as possible without having the added issue of drug dependence.
It sounds like the morphine patch is a better alternative. I wish Stan the best. Also, having followed your posts in the past... you appear to me a beautiful, caring, loving and warm person. Best to you and your family.