Because morphine was making me have awful side effects and not really controlling my pain my doctor has decided to up the amount of dilaudid I take each day. My question is does hydrocodone and dilaudid work the same?
The nurse said that they do. I don't know if its going to control my pain since the morphine and it was not taking care of it. I just know that I feel so much better being off the morphine for just a few days I have an appetite, am getting my strength back, and I am not lightheaded anymore. The profuse sweating(then chlls) has really slowed down, I went thru so much laundry,showers, people looking at me asking me what is wrong with you?, etc.
I just don't want to get back to where the pain was so uncontrollable I didn't know how I would make it another hour.
Again my doctor is trying to make sure that I don't have too many different meds in my system when I have my surgery in November. I just want the pain controlled and I am starting to feel the burning in my hip joint again because I am off the morphine this weekend.
Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks!!