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  1. please help, new to forum with sick parent
    ... however, they have also prescribed 2 different types of morphine for pain. I don't want to ask too many questions...

  2. worried my best friend has lung cancer
    ... father had a horrendous death from lung cancer, the morphine could not work in the end because his liver shut down...

  3. New here -- facing lung surgery soon
    ... was on a spinal tap pain machine at first and then a morphine drip. I had healed really well in 3 or 4 days but ... recovering to get your lungs to re-expand. I was on morphine pills for 2 weeks and then mostly over the counter...

  4. liquid zeolite
    ... She is taking alot of medication anti depresant and morphine as she is in alot of pain with the tumour. We are...

  5. very early lung cancer but spread to the spine
    ... they still had to keep her on the IV's and giver her morphine because she was in so much pain. They did a swallowing ... for four days in the cancer hospital. She was on morphine by shots and IV's. It was so sad seeing my mother...

  6. lung cancer/liver spike
    ... The last 2 weeks of her life she was on IV's and morphine . It was such a horrible experience. My mother was...

  7. stage iv lung ca with mets to bone
    ... them - said they were doing no good. he now has a morphine pump that you can push the button on every 30 minutes ... if necessary, but he hasnt needed that yet. the morphine pumps every hour. he had radiation in nov. & was dx...
    ... wads having alot of pain, so they started giving her morphine through an IV, but that really didn't work. For about ... even do that. I kept thinking that it was from the morphine . Little by little she was getting worse. Her eyes...
    ... them - said they were doing no good. he now has a morphine pump that you can push the button on every 30 minutes ... if necessary, but he hasnt needed that yet. the morphine pumps every hour. he had radiation in nov. & was dx...

  8. mom with lung cancer
    ... trouble breathing and is coughing constantly. She is on morphine . Mom says it is like there is a lump in her chest...
    ... trouble breathing and is coughing constantly. She is on morphine . Mom says it is like there is a lump in her chest...

  9. New wound..reopened
    ... said DNR...just make her comfortable..they gave her morphine ....and she calmed down...and was not struggling.. ... .and she supported comfort care...no more tests... morphine drip...keep her comfortable...we were there with her ... .as they never pursued any more cancer tests...no morphine for discomfort...just anti seizure meds...which took ... her grand maul seizure...when we had decided on a morphine drip...which was delayed...and then never happened...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Potassium

  10. Lung Cancer Caregiver.
    ... him but he said no. They finally had to put him on morphine to calm him and let him rest. They kept him on that...
    ... a lot of pain in his shoulder. He is taking Hydro morphine My husband doesn't want to do anything to help...

  11. I think Dad is getting close to the end
    ... and the pain pills are not working. So they gave him morphine in his iv and it helped a lot. He had a scan, and...
    ... and the pain pills are not working. So they gave him morphine in his iv and it helped a lot. He had a scan, and...

  12. just diagnosed with lung cancer
    ... days after the operation was terrible - doped up on morphine for the paid and my body thought that I didn't haveanymore...
    ... days after the operation was terrible - doped up on morphine for the paid and my body thought that I didn't haveanymore...

  13. awesomegranny-is there an update on Faith?
    ... can't sit at the computer, its too painful). Shes on morphine for the pain, and just hanging in there. Not as nauseus...

  14. Lung surgery....What to expect????
    ... know they put an epidural in your spine to give you morphine for pain. He was in there about 7-10 days. His...
    ... woke up with a drainage tube with suction and lots of morphine . I was pretty nauseated for the first three days ... finally found some that worked. I took myself off the morphine and asked for pain pills instead. I was in the hospital...
    ... a spinal tap drip for pain the first day and a IV morphine drip the rest of the time and then 2 weeks of morphine...

  15. Can they tell when end is near?
    ... this time in his hip?) and they finally put him on a Morphine drip yesterday. This has provided him relief, but...

  16. Need Insight MIL NSCLC
    ... pain. They increase her meds. She is now on 130mg morphine in the am and pm. 8mg of decadron daily, 15mg of quick ... release morphine hourly as needed, ativan 1 mg every 4 hrs as needed...
    ... change about every other day. This is what she is on. Morphine 130mg morning and evening Dilaudid 2 mg for break...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Synthroid lidoderm decadron dilaudid

  17. Hi, I'm new
    ... back has been hurting really bad. So he was given morphine pills. He just saw his oncologist today and he told...

  18. Lung Surgery
    ... hospital was so understaffed so when the spinal tap morphine machine ran out I was without painkillers for several...

  19. Dreadful Start to the New Year
    ... a bad experience when the doctor insisted he take morphine for the pain. What type of lung cancer? What a...
    ... weeks and was taken into hospital on Friday. She is on Morphine for the pain and awaiting radiation treatment on the...

  20. Hello, its me again. Jenny / akmom6
    ... care for him, they said they are just keeping him on morphine and had to shower him on a gerney to clean him up...
    ... to the main hospital for comfort care and with his morphine and radiation that day he is real weak. I sleep with...
    ... in pain all the time, they have to keep him on the morphine and adavan and he can't eat or hardly breath because...
    ... people why he was still in so much pain despite the morphine and the Ativan which he was getting every half-hour...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan

  21. Can you help me? We need some kind of idea of what might happen.
    ... radiation and he is in so much pain so they keep him on morphine every day. I think the doctors are telling us he is...

  22. Don't know how to deal
    ... until the final months when she had some pain and the morphine did away with it. My mom did develope pneumonia...
    Medications also discussed in this post: tarceva

  23. Just Frustrated and Confused
    ... to level 4.5 and give him the antropine (spelling) morphine under his tongue to help with his labored breathing...

  24. Mom's Last Thanksgiving
    ... she had died. It was peaceful as some ativan and morphine took care of the shortness of breath look she had...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan

  25. How long to recover from surgery?
    ... them. My recovery went well other than that. I was on morphine for about 2 weeks after that. To to the lobectomy...

  26. Insurance mess - Where is mom to go ?
    ... pain was getting worse. THey told me to give her more morphine each time I called (every 2 hours). By 4am we told...

  27. Hello I am new here
    ... back/shoulders just like you. It's cancer pain. I use morphine (slow-release) capsules and supplementary doses of ... liquid morphine . I have about a dozen or more other daily medications...

  28. Chemo....a second opinion.
    ... which is now being treated. I'm not on a high dose of morphine , just 60mg Zormorph every 12 hours so he thinks my...

  29. A difficult day
    ... afternoon as he felt he could do it under a local and some morphine and said most other vets would want to put him under...

  30. The good, the bad the ugly
    ... her shoulder. I got permission to start her on some morphine and after two doses she had no more pain and slept ... Today she is confused when she is awake and unless the morphine is very slow leaving her system because of Kidney...
    ... you got the pain under control, but have heard the morphine can make you a little out of it. (makes you wonder...
    ... his might to hold on. His body became immune to the morphine , dilaudid, as well as oxycodone. He now takes methadone...
    ... couple of months ago Patsy was on an extended release morphine which caused her to hallucinate ( she had trouble ... scratch on your neck:)" ...so once we stopped the morphine , things went back to normal....
    ... I am so sorry to hear your mom is not doing well. Morphine can do strange things to your head...my father was...
    ... week the hospice doctor increased my extended release morphine dose by 50% and I'd hoped this wouldn't cause me to ... sat in bed thinking I'd dreamt something...and that morphine hallucination came with sound effects! I fell...
    ... think the pain was from a muscle in her back and the morphine allowed her to relax and that muscle got to rest( ... ?) She has had no more morphine but sort of comes and goes in her mentation. ...
    ... mention that your loved-ones coped better mentally when morphine was stopped. May I ask you which pain-relief drugs ... were offered in place of the morphine , and their comparative effectiveness ? Renea, ... thought people didn't, over time, develop tolerance to morphine . Like a lot of others, I was initially resistant ... to having morphine because I feared gaining tolerance too early, wanting...
    ... mention that your loved-ones coped better mentally when morphine was stopped. May I ask you which pain-relief drugs ... were offered in place of the morphine , and their comparative effectiveness ? . Ellen- ...
    ... well. I think I'm on a fairly low level, with the morphine , compared to many others. So far I've been on 40mg...
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  31. Mom is gone
    ... had Power of Attorney... and during these days, her morphine which was at 2cc's per hr eventually went to 24cc ... The Dr's were telling us that they turned up the morphine due to her breathing patterns... But I know it had ... the OK to basically poison her Liver with so much morphine that her body finally gave up..... She died from too ... much morphine , not the cancer. Another side to me says she is ... peacefully. But, the fact that she died from too much morphine is hard for me to take. I was just talking to her...
    ... mom and don't know much about the dosage levels of morphine that your mom was getting, but have heard it sorta...
    ... just hung on although she was bedridden. Even on the morphine when hospice would come to turn her she would scream ... .I wish she had had a little extra boost from the morphine . If I get this disease I will want to store a little...

  32. Bud
    ... liters. His Oxy to 60mg every 8 hrs, with liquid morphine incrased to 1-2ml every 4 hours for break-though pain...

  33. it will be a while until we post again...
    ... his back, so I feel for Bud! Stan refuses to take Morphine so takes Vicadin every 4 hours. The doctor has lectured ... him to take Morphine but after getting sick from it he just refuses to...

  34. Questions re: Lobectomy
    ... constantly jabbing into her. She is allergic to codeine, morphine and some anti-inflammatories, so apart from paracetamol...
    ... intense most painkillers had little effect on it. The morphine helped but he took me off it in less than 2 weeks ... they don't want you getting addicted to it. Also the morphine worked to weel because I broke a big toe and never ... turning black. (It hurt really good after I was off the morphine ). For me the pain was worse if I was laying down or...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Codeine

  35. need some advice on nsclc
    ... respond to the radiation. They started her on a morphine drip and an anti anxiety pill..she has had some really ... home for one day she had a pump with dilaudid , plus morphine pills , apparently the dose wasnt regulated well enough...
    ... made her so loopy. They also had her on valium and morphine . Once the doctor said nothing more he could do, hospice...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan dilaudid Valium

  36. Stage 4 Lung Cancer metastsized to brain-inablility to walk
    ... mother had spinal metastses in the end .She was on morphine but then they put her on the pain patch and oxycodone...
    ... lower back and pelvic area. Nothing touches it... morphine ...maybe and barely. I know that time is drawing near ... pharmacy thinking he might have a reaction to the liquid morphine ...but two pharmacists seem to think that his prob...
    ... lower back and pelvic area. Nothing touches it... morphine ...maybe and barely. I know that time is drawing near ... pharmacy thinking he might have a reaction to the liquid morphine ...but two pharmacists seem to think that his prob...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Oxycodone zometa

  37. panic attacks from my dad
    ... they were saying which is a blessing. he is now on morphine into his stomach with other drugs and it seems to...
    ... great deal of the time I think mostly because of the morphine . However the night before he died he tried to get ... Don't you see the two men?" Now it was either the morphine , angels, or his brain shutting down (I pick angels...

  38. Back to the Hospital for Another Surgery
    ... is his pain. He is now taking 180mg of slow release morphine every eight hours and 30mg of fast release morphine...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Amoxicillin zometa

  39. my dad has sclc and is terrified
    ... with the next lot of chemo last week. He is taking morphine every now and again for the pain in his arm which...

  40. Is there Always Pain?
    ... In the end he was on oxygen and toward the very end morphine not for pain but to slow respirations and sedate him...

  41. Husband Home From Hospital No More Treatments Yet?
    ... My husband is currently taking 90mg of slow release morphine every 8 hours and 15mg of fast release morphine every ... 500mg for the infection, protoxin for integestine, morphine 90mg and 15mg for pain, Dilaudid 2mg for pain, stool...
    Medications also discussed in this post: tarceva dilaudid

  42. Praying for everyone
    ... just refilled his Vicadin today...he refuses to take morphine and just lives with pain. Stan seems to me to be...

  43. Emergency Operation Today for Husband NSCLC!!
    ... lady is great. She completely understood that all the morphine that he was taking was only affecting the outer layer...

  44. Husband is in the Intensive Care Unit NSCLC
    ... excruciating and unbearable. He was given at least 30cc of morphine and dilaudid in combination. Nothing is working. The...
    Medications also discussed in this post: dilaudid

  45. Sad Sad News Today NSCLC CT Results
    ... larazapiem at 4:00am this morning. He also loaded up on morphine and hydromorphone. If he doesn't drain he feels a...

  46. Sad Sad News Today NSCLC CT Results
    ... pain meds. He had a bad experience twice with some morphine a couple of months ago. I will keep you in my thoughts...

  47. Pain, Pain Lots of Pain NSCLC Stage IVB
    ... the tumor is also on the right side. He is taking morphine , hydromophone, Advil, Tylenol, and Motrin, larazapen ... worst pain he is at a 4.5 pain level. The current morphine dosage is at 30 mg. He is supposed to take one in...
    ... cannot touch cancer. We are talking Lortabs, Liquid Morphine , Diludad, etc etc....the rest just might irritate...
    ... but Stan endures so much pain and refuses to take morphine . (he did a couple of times but got very sick and ... moaning with tears but after his bad experience with morphine won't take it for fear he will dry heave for 24 hours...
    ... onc today and they said that we could increase the morphine dosage to 60 mg twice a day. I will also ask to reschedule...
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  48. Dad Can No Longer Leave Home
    ... kindness and support. Today Dad was put on sub lingual morphine to ease his breathing, it seems to be making a tremendous...
    ... thank you so much. Dad had a real bad reaction to the morphine they started him on yesterday. During the night he...

  49. This is unbelievable!!
    ... so much pain he was crying.. and he had plenty of morphine in him. A nurse was sent out in the middle of the ... night and she administered the emergency morphine kit to him. He has lost alot of weight, and he can...

  50. Update on Bud
    ... effusion......geez! Thursday they prescribed liquid morphine so he would not need to swallow pills ...which he ... was eating Loritabs like candy with no effect. The morphine worked. Then, they prescribed a thing called "Mary...

  51. NSCLC Husband had 5th Round of ChemoToday
    ... have all types of prescriptions. Larazapien, Ambien, morphine , hydromorphone, marinol etc. He has completely stop...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien

  52. Worried about lung mass
    ... been released from the hospital and I am still on morphine . I went in for surgery last Thurs (3/23) and the ... working so they removed it and put me on a stansard morphine pump. For the next 2 days I got no relief either as ... the IV had not been done correctly and much of the morphine just dripped onto the floor. Basicly the whole time ... the future. I am now home alone during the day on morphine tablets 3 times a day and they seem to work better...
    ... some time yet. The doc started weaning me off the morphine and I have an followup appointment with the surgeon ... back together yet. I will be glad when I am off the morphine so I can drive again and be out of this drug induced...

  53. Turn for the worse - don't no what to think
    ... severe pain. We as admitted to hospital and givin morphine and an x-ray. He phoned this morning to say his consultant...

  54. Husband 43 First Test Result for NSCLC
    ... Our oncologist has now prescribed a low dosage of morphine (15mg) to neutralize my husband's pain. Most of his ... for the discomfort and constant pain. Hopefully the morphine he has to take twice a day will help stablize his...

  55. Mom passed away
    ... took her off the feeding tube, and they put her in a morphine coma. Now she is gone. My best friend. Hope...

  56. Lost my dad to lung cancer
    ... watch. But I knew he was in so much pain. He had a morphine pump for about 3 weeks. He had lived with a feeding...
    ... thought she was getting better and even decreased her morphine . She died the day after in the hospital. My friend...

  57. Time is near for my sister
    ... her today and I will go tomorrow. She is finally on morphine b/c of the pain but she does not realize she is taking...

  58. mom with extensive small cell lung cancer
    ... stay,was told 3-4 days stay,stayed 10 days,too much morphine to remember much ! Yea,I was sick a lot,always had...

  59. Dad has sclc with mets to liver.
    ... days, she was somewhat delirious as she had been on morphine for pain - she had also lost her desire to eat and...

  60. Mom passed May 8
    ... care....it seems like their answer to everything is morphine but then again i could just be grasping for straws...

  61. Mom has Lung Cancer
    ... 3/05. Is currently on alot of pain meds,including morphine as needed. She has lost 39 lbs since Easter. Treatment...

  62. Father-in-Law has Stage 4 LC and it's spreading
    ... go to the nurses station to have them give him more morphine ....apparantly the dr increased it just that day to...
    ... what we can see now thanks to the increased dosage of morphine . he won't be with us for the six months predicted...

  63. A loved one gives up
    ... he refuses to take any treatment, and he thinks the morphine will be enough to relieve his pain. It's very hard...

  64. want to talk to someone who lost mom to sclc, mets to brain
    ... well as fractures in her back and was on 30 mgs of morphine up until 3 weeks before she passed. Then she was...

  65. Face & hands swelling - Is this a sign of the end
    ... comfort medicine in his viens. He has been taking morphine only at night to help him breathe. Dan...

  66. Hope
    ... about a week, she didn't need them. She was first on morphine (not for pain, she never had any pain - it helped...

  67. Mom has lung cancer, having problems with morphine
    ... My husband was given Morphine at the hospital, during his final stages. It was horrible ... there recognized it right away and took him off of the morphine . Scott was given medication for anxiety, and he was...
    ... member with lung cancer or any cancer who has taken morphine for the pain. My mom is in the final stages of lung ... in to help (just twice a week). She is now taking morphine for the pain. For the first couple of weeks, we thought ... what to do or why this is happening. I know that morphine can cause some of this and I also know that it is ... wondering, and yes, hoping, that most of this is from the morphine . It is our hope to keep mom at hope as long as possible ... appreciated. /////////////////// I can address the morphine side effects. Morphine ( and derivatives ) can definitely...
    ... hours. While it could be a side-effect from the morphine , it could also mean that something else is going on...
    ... Scott, within 24 hours after being taken off of the morphine , the halucinations went away....
    ... alternatives there are. We were under the impression that morphine and methadone were the same, while at my parents home...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methadone

  68. After 6 months a answear maybe
    ... talking, singing.. holding her...crying...they gave her morphine to keep her comfortable.. it was Easter Sunday......

  69. Lingering questions re: stage iiib nonsmall cell
    ... comforatble. Thsi is why they would have given him so much morphine . before Scott dies, he did not eat or drink for a...
    ... maybe if I would have demanded they stop the hourly morphine she would have talked to me, or in some way would...

  70. Update on my dad's condition
    ... coming from his chest. They have him on constant morphine now. They also have him on steroids to ease the pressure...

  71. husband has lung cancer just found out!
    ... to keep bugging them that no one had refilled his morphine pump. And Please do ask, question and watch what...

  72. Sudden relapse and death. Any answers, support?
    ... very ill very quickly, and was soon on huge doses of morphine . He declined very quickly over the last month. Suddenly ... hospitalized. He still refused IV. Just asked for morphine to make him more comfortable. He managed to cling...

  73. Details
    ... mom of course with her advanced cancer she was on Morphine , awful side effects, holusionations (sp) she costanly...
    ... not have the horrible side affects that he had with Morphine and Diladid. I wish you the best. Renee...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Methadone haldol

  74. not sure what to do...please help
    ... could tell she was much more relaxed, and that the morphine was doing what it should (although she was not in ... pain, they said the morphine would help her relax and breathe better). I spoke...
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  75. Information required, please help
    ... elsewhere. The only treatment she is receiving is morphine tablets, for pain relief. London_bob...


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