Originally Posted by amyalex67
Thanks so much for responding! I was just concerned that she might think 15 mg morphine IR 15mg is a high dosage to start, so I didn't want to seem difficult. Also, I'm not sure how long this is supposed give pain relief, but it sure feels more like 4 hours - not 8. Is 15mg a low/med/high dose?? I'm obviously brand new to morphine. Thanks again!
15mg IR every 8 hours is not a high dose. Morphine IR is not expected to last 8 hours, more like 4 at the most. My prescription is for Morphine continuous release which I take every 8 hours. Sometimes it's prescribed for every 12 hours. 12 hours is too long for me.
The reason I recommended that you offer to come in for an early visit to your dr is because the doctors tend to look on that better than if one just complains on the phone. I think they see you putting out by coming in for an actual appointment and paying for the service..
I hope it all goes well for you. Your dr is just going slow with you, as they always do. They want you on the lowest dose of med that is effective, so they add a little at a time. Also, give some thought to the goal based plan I wrote about, as it has worked well for me - maybe it will for you too.
I wish you the best of luck.