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  1. I Survived Sphincteroplasty Part 7
    ... tonsillectomy (according to the doctor) and, A bad morphine allergy reaction (went into full on anaphylactic shock...
    ... the next morning. I was only on hydrocodone - no morphine like some others. The prescription was 1-2 pills...

  2. Diverticulitis Pain Too Severe to Take Please Advise
    ... going to the ER shortly to see if they'll put me on a morphine drip. I can't describe the pain. I've had a heart...

  3. Chron's disease plus constipation caused from pain meds???
    ... bloating andpain and are renowned for it. As I take morphine daily I have tried quite a few things. Glycerin suppositori...

  4. Post-Surgery Report & Questions
    ... 1 thing or another. They KNEW I was allergic to morphine & codeine but unfortunately tried another NARCOTIC...

  5. Colon Resection: ScaredyCat needs help/has ??s
    ... insisted on it this time. Of course, they gave me morphine anyway but, once I could speak, I insisted on Dilautid...

  6. On/Off Severe Pain, Nausea, Anxiety(ish)
    ... levels. In the meantime I am drinking sprite, full of morphine and happy as can be. I go home. It wouldnââ...

  7. Facing Overlapping Sphincteroplasty
    ... days and also the PCA Pain meds, it wasn’t morphine but something that started with a D. Can’t...

  8. Insomnia and itching after colon resection.
    ... The pump was taken out on the third day, replaced by morphine every two hours. I was on that schedule for another ... miserable days of my life. Since that morning of the last morphine shot, I have been completely unable to sleep. At...

  9. I Survived Sphincteroplasty Part 6
    ... are constipating!). But DO take advantage of the morphine or other pain meds in the hospital!!! Be sure you...
    ... I was in the hospital for 5 days and 4 nights, on morphine and ice chips for 48 hours, then they let me go to...

  10. Questions for anyone who has had open bowel resection
    ... not move in bed. Had epidiral for 3 days and lots of morphine . Got through it and hoped it was over. I am now really...

  11. Hemorrhoidectomy Recovery
    ... Lortab’s have taken the pain away whereas the Morphine didn’t do anything. Since I swapped over yesterday...

  12. diverticulitis after bowel resection
    ... not move in bed. Had epidiral for 3 days and lots of morphine . Got through it and hoped it was over. I am now really...

  13. Hemorrhoidectomy hope
    ... like I'd been napalmed. The nurse gave me a shot of morphine to put the fire out. They also gave me a prescription...

  14. Home from the Hospital After Bowel Resection.
    ... food, but by the third day that wore off. I used the morphine pump liberally the first two days, and by the third...
    ... able to use because I had a severe reaction to the morphine , so they had to pull it out and start an I.V. with...

  15. Concerned about pain after bowel resection surgery.
    ... that delivered medicine. I also had the PCA pump of morphine , which is metered. I'd really only push that button...

  16. Lap or Open colon resection
    ... the hospital for 3 or 4 days and had a PCP pump of morphine which took care of the pain and after that a med called ... could get up and about during the day. I saved the morphine for at night which allowed me to sleep. When you...

  17. Fistula of the colon
    ... the nurse was there and showed me how to use the morphine pump I was hooked up too. After that, all was good...

  18. diverticulitis? Help Please
    ... does not use them for whatever reason so I was on morphine . I stayed on the morphine for two days and after that ... alot of pain when I moved or got up, but refused the morphine because it kept me in a fog that I didn't like. Aslong...

  19. Need Information on Bowel Resection Surgery Recovery
    ... move the faster your bowels will wake up. I was on a morphine self administering pump which really knocks you out ... to get out of bed and not feel so wiped out by the morphine . I was able to administer the IV morphine around...
    ... does not use them for whatever reason so I was on morphine . I stayed on the morphine for two days and after that ... alot of pain when I moved or got up, but refused the morphine because it kept me in a fog that I didn't like. Aslong...

  20. pain arghhhh help me
    ... but it is so bad now the dr has put me on 45mg mst morphine twice a day. i get pain in me lower left and right...

  21. Sphincteroplasty Surgery
    ... foley catheter into your bladder, and possibly be on a morphine drip at the hospital for pain. This is what I endured...
    ... butt was BURNING. It blistered and because I was on morphine I didn't fully realize and no one informed me. Once...
    ... wall repair. I was in the hospital for 6 nights on a morphine drip for pain. I have a very high tolerance for pain...
    ... type of surgery? It is mainly so you can be on the morphine drip for pain control? Robin...
    ... a BM first, that was my ticket home. And I was on morphine for 3 days then codeine for 2, sent home with vicodin...
    ... days longer, but I wanted to get home. I was on a morphine drip for the first three days, then Percocet and then...
    ... Robin, my hospital stay was 8 days. I was on a morphine drip most of the time. The last few days I had Darvocet...
    ... about an hour and I was in the hospital 5 days, with morphine & codeine drips. I am still a little sore and need...
    ... muscle plasty?? I was in the hospital 6 days, on a morphine drip, drains in place, on a liquid diet for 3 1/2...
    ... perinealplasty. I was in the hospital for 6 days on morphine for 4 days. I opened up when I was realeased from...

  22. Lap sigmoid colectomy on 3/26 - scared!
    ... have another appt. on the 20th) I am allergic to morphine , flagyl (I know this isn't for pain)and codeine. ...

  23. well, surgery number 21 coming soon!!
    ... surgery will be within the next 20 weeks, am on liquid morphine and petherdin for the pain at the moment, just want...

  24. Feeling Better?
    ... three surgery at once was in hospital for a week on morphine ,i agree the hemorrhoid surgery is pain full but its...

  25. I Survived Sphincteroplasty Surgery!!
    ... extensive, the doctors kept me a little longer. I was on a morphine drip at the hospital for pain, and other pain meds...
    ... hemmroid surgery 35 days ago, i was in hospital with morphine too. the first bm is tough ,it will get better,i had...
    ... was in the hospital was 70/30 (very low) I was on a morphine drip and that may have contributed. I also had the...
    ... the same surgery as a sphincteroplasty. I was on a morphine drip for 5 days, so I am sure yours will not be outpatient...
    ... hospitalized for 6 days, with quite a bit of pain and on a morphine drip for 5 days (I also have a very high tolerance...

  26. What should I do about Hemmroids
    ... was a big operation had to stay in hospital with morphine and its been a nightmare. the pain and distress can...

  27. New fissure problem, I think...please read
    ... breaking form intenal hemroid, stayed in hospital with morphine for 4 days! do not do hemmroid surgery if not absolutely...

  28. what could be causing this constipation??
    ... i started to vomit quite a bit too. they gave me morphine . i wondered what the CT scan showed and all he said...

  29. Stapled hemmeroidoplexy - any info
    ... awoke to immense pain (7) . They drugged me up with morphine and gave me another dose and brufen and another painkiller...

  30. Hemorrhoidectomy Blues 2
    ... about 20 mins), they put an IV on me and gave me some morphine . That only helped take the edge off of the extreme...
    ... pain is insane i stayed in hospital for three day on morphine and when i got home the bm came out lots of blood...

  31. Passing strange objects??
    ... 9 days nil by mouth and on IV fluids, and regular morphine shots. they didnt operate, i was later discharged...

  32. More questions & problems concerning a small bowel resection
    ... hurried the doctor along. They gave me loads of morphine , which is why i can't remember much once I'd arrived...

  33. please can any body help
    ... nothing more they can do. she has been prescribed morphine patches for the pain and when she can keep it down...

  34. Resection newbies.....input wanted
    ... meds will you have after surgery. Some people have a morphine pump, some people have an epidural. I had an epidural...
    ... allows you to administer your own pain med ( usually morphine ) by IV with the press of a button....it is regulated...

  35. in desperate need of advice
    ... did all the tests. nothing was abnomal. they gave me morphine to help with the pain and it did little for it. they...

  36. Resection Bowel Question
    ... doctor about pain medication. Many people have a morphine pump. I had an epidural for pain control and loved...

  37. Have excruciating abdnominal pain need info
    ... helped a tiny bit. Finally they gave me a shot of morphine which helped the pain a lot. The next morning they...

  38. Small Pellety BM's
    ... I was on for over 4 mos off and on, not to mention Morphine , Demerol, Percoet and Anesthesia during the surgery...

  39. Open Colon Resection Next Week
    ... put on an epidural, which is essentually a drip on morphine fed directly into the spinal collumn which will cut ... recuperative period. The best pain relive except for morphine in my opinion is tramadol. It is one level above ... strength which and I believe just one notch below morphine . It is a synthetically created drug so does not have ... the disadvantages that morphine has (you cannot get a physical addiction to it). ... long as you will have built up some resistance to morphine and so he or she will need to give more than normal...
    ... did not take any oral pain meds after the pain pump morphine was used up because --of possible constipation problems...

  40. lower abdominal pain
    ... are in a lot of pain (I believe just one notch below morphine ). It is a synthetically created drug so does not ... have the disadvantages that morphine has (you cannot get a physical addiction to it). ... long as you will have built up some resistance to morphine and so he or she will need to give you more than normal...
    ... relatively new process that involves a drip system (of morphine ) into the spine. One such process is Sustained-Release ... Morphine but look this process up on the web under pain control ... + morphine and you'll find more information. This has had great...

  41. Referred to surgeon for diverticulitis - eek
    ... in control of delivering pain medication (usually morphine ) as needed with settings made so that you do not overmedica ... I wanted to sleep I took the percocet and used the morphine in the pump. The hospital stay ranges anywhere ... mask on after surgery....this is because when you get morphine it surpresses your breathing until the anethesia leaves...

  42. does anyone know whats wrong?
    ... Yet im still in hospital at least twice a month for morphine . Has anyone expirenced anything like this before?...
    ... been in hospital twice since January and had to go on morphine . the tramadol have horrible side effects but yet i...

  43. Endless tests.... still in horrendous pain.... useless doctors!!!
    ... bowel was twisted. They did not operate, kept me on morphine then oramorph for 9 days until it corrected itself...

  44. Natural laxative???
    ... Help I have been on a huge does of morphine for 3 years due to four back surgeries. I have irritable ... bowel and always before morphine had diarhea as main symptom. Now however it takes...

  45. I'm having a colon resection in 2 weeks...
    ... several ways...either by a self administered pump of morphine in which you medicate yourself with the push of a...

  46. small bowel resection
    ... to push when I felt pain and it gave me a dose of morphine I only had this for 2 days and then I was walking...

  47. Any Suggestions?
    ... had a bacterial infectio in my colon and was given morphine for the pain, and 2 antibiotics. There's more! ...

  48. prep today....i'm freaking out
    ... calmer now, just so weak and wish I could get a shot of morphine for the abdominal pain. thanks again, juliah...

  49. Need Advice
    ... end. She couldn't and strongly refused the use of morphine because she became combatant (sp?)..it was more painful...

  50. How did it go, Cdauthier
    ... within another hour after they hooked him up to a morphine pump...so we had to stay another day...then the next...

  51. Resection
    ... There are several options a PCP pump that delivers morphine that you self administer or an epidural which i was ... first day after surgery you will be out of it with the morphine but I can't say it enough...it is very important that ... because it lasted a good 5-6 hours along with the morphine but didn't make me as sleepy so that I could get up...
    ... for my resection something I"ve been dreading Yes, morphine will get me through it some walking will really do...

  52. In Pain, HELP!!!
    ... extermly intimdating, but im finding myself taking my morphine and percs for my migranes more for the pain and discomfot...

  53. After tewnty two years
    ... already seeing a specialist - just pumped me full of morphine and said do you still have pain) and I have also had...

  54. Is this pancreatitis or IBS??
    ... straight in, put in an iv, did a cat scan, and gave me morphine . Course I went out like a light. The doctors and nurses...

  55. Questions On Colon Resection
    ... hospital 8 days. Pain was managed very well with a morphine PCA, both auto drip and patient control. In fact ... flashes. I am convinced that I was experiencing mild morphine withdrawal as it seemed to improve a little after...
    ... hospital 8 days. Pain was managed very well with a morphine PCA, both auto drip and patient control. In fact I ... flashes. I am convinced that I was experiencing mild morphine withdrawal as it seemed to improve a little after...
    ... approx. August 30. RE: pain meds, 8 days on the morphine drip managed pain adequately but seemed to contribute...

  56. Bowel issues from drugs?
    ... op for a craniotomy for a brain aneurysm. I was on morphine for 3 weeks (just stopped 2 days ago) and am on Dilantin...
    ... Morphine can cause constipation. I don't know about the other...

  57. Open resection in 3 weeks
    ... aren't something you want to induce. I don't like morphine either, it makes me so nauseous. I kept asking for...
    ... day passes it things will improve, i didnt like the morphine either but they gave me touradal and it was helpful...
    ... problem. In terms of pain...I had the PCA pump with morphine right after....it was fine and kept me out of it until ... nighttime or when I needed to rest. And they adjusted my morphine drip to a slow drip to add a little to the other meds...
    ... me before and I assumed I would be just getting a morphine pump. I didn't like having to make this decision right...

  58. Sharp stabbing pains in abdomen
    ... the ER because the pain was soo bad that not even morphine made it go away. They thought it was my apendix but...

  59. get constipated a lot I go # 2 every 3 days
    ... Yes, antidepressant, analgetic ( morphine , codeine) and sedative drugs or other (if said so...

  60. The Water Closet
    ... yeaaa and was walking around pretty much. Was given morphine pretty much during recovery as they kept checking...

  61. Severe abdomine pain following use of medrol
    ... next four days in the hospital on IV antibiotics and morphine and anti-nausea medicine. The last day in the hospital...

  62. Open colon resection surgery...Help
    ... surgert. My doctor said the pain can be mannaged with morphine pump or epidural..which i never had. I did have the ... morphine which made me out of it & thought I may co better...
    ... about 3 days after the operation. I did have the morphine pump but I only used it a couple of times because...
    ... I wish you well brother. The morphine pump was useless for me. Get someone to pump it for ... good. One more thing, there is an alternative to morphine that some hospitals use for resections which I assumed...
    ... center, I would think hard about doing so. Pure Morphine Only Alternatives:Better pain management, faster removal...
    ... with no meds & gallbladder surgery(open) with the PCA( morphine pump)...surviving both. I guess I have a pretty high ... for that & I recall it worked even better than the morphine injections. So, I know I'll get through this one...
    ... is as high as yours, my advice would be to go PCA morphine day one. If it is too hot, go epidural day one and ... convert to morphine day two. Start taking the Toradol mid day two or ... rid of the pain. Walking is better for pain then morphine ... just ask the nurses. They know. Being erect...
    ... what it was,lol however after the 2nd op i had the morphine pump and it seemed to not help much, so i also tried...
    ... Discuss ALL medications available via the PCA. If morphine does not provide good relief for you there are other...
    ... which decreases intraluminal pressure) instead of morphine (which increases intracolonic pressure) if pain control ... grain of salt. However, I have come across many morphine contraindication notices for resections for the same ... in most cases. Despite my research, I went with Morphine pump, so there you have it. I didn’t practice what ... about the Toradol .... it was excellent. If the Morphine is not doing the job, have your agent discuss options ... that is OK. You have already made the decision to go Morphine PCA. This is just FYI in case you need a contingency...
    ... prior to surgery and when I suggested Toridol vs. morphine vs. epidural he reasurred me that there is a pain...
    ... comfortable as far as pain goes...I had the PCA pump with morphine but was too drowsy to self medicate...so hubby would ... for this because you will definitely be getting some morphine & you or hubby can press for more as needed. It is ... yor meds if you need to be medicated in between the morphine and to make sure you get up as much as possible. ...
    ... felt like one giant cotton ball...from anesthesia & morphine . The second day I had clear liquids, full trays of...
    ... most critical. After that, I was weaning off of the morphine , and I could press the button on my own. It was just...
    ... and am afraid i will be going in soon for another. Morphine was great but i broke out in a rash never tried eppidoral...
    ... and am afraid i will be going in soon for another. Morphine was great but i broke out in a rash never tried eppidoral...
    ... else? I remember having lots of itching with the morphine which the nurses said was common, however, never a ... exercises. And then when it was time to rest I'd press my morphine button and it allowed me the sleep that I needed. ... type you can even remember or not control...once the morphine kicked in I was alright. By the evening I was ... Minnesota, one thing is that as long as you're on the Morphine they'll keep you on oxygen only because morphine lowers ... after surgery when you're on the highest levels of morphine . That evening...I really felt comfortable....comfortable ... day, day #2 & the pain management team changed my morphine to a continuous drip and told me I can have percocet...
    ... in her room. She got an epidural rather than the morphine pump, so I think that will be good. I know she appreciates...
    ... How is the epidural helping? is it better than the morphine pump?? Please give her our love and tell her we are...
    ... violently sick after my C-section (I had a spinal and morphine so I don't know which was to blame), so I guess I...
    ... surgery and now I'm home on Tylenol only. I also had a morphine pump the first two days but quite honestly I didn...
    ... I expected a ton of pain and was pressing that morphine pump every few minutes. But really, I don't think...
    ... hospital 8 days. Pain was managed very well with a morphine PCA, both auto drip and patient control. In fact I ... flashes. I am convinced that I was experiencing mild morphine withdrawal as it seemed to improve a little after...
    ... approx. August 30. RE: pain meds, 8 days on the morphine drip managed pain adequately but seemed to contribute...
    ... breathing tube or anything. During the hospital stay the morphine worked great. And this is coming from someone who...
    ... It stayed in place fine for 4 days. I also had the morphine pump in place to use if I needed it. I maybe pushed...
    ... are never asleep long enough to forget to punch the Morphine pump. But it was still nice to have him there watching...
    ... said there would not be much pain. I was not on a morphine pump, and did not even use half of the pain meds that...
    ... recommended that only for open resections....laps got the morphine pump. If you have the epidural there is no need for ... thingy after the first day or so. If you have the morphine pump you can either have it set to self administer ... toradol and other meds to have in conjunction with the morphine pump. This is good becuase the morphine really knocks ... out of bed so I could do a better job of it...the morphine I pushed when I wanted to sleep. You'll see what ... as when to discuss this...be sure they show you the morphine pump you'll be using and my hospital had a pain management...
    ... it takes longer lap than open) and you will have a morphine pump for pain following surgery with a button you ... perscribed other pain meds to have in conjunction with the morphine being delivered IV. You will need to get up and walk...
    ... rather than waiting for the nurse...I ditched the Morphine pump on day three...I took two hits of Toradol after...

  63. Diverculitis? Surgery?
    ... was probably due to internal hemmoroids. He had a morphine pump which worked nicely..was at 1 mg then increased...

  64. Post-Colon Resection - What to expect?
    ... It took me all day to figure out how to use the morphine (they should give a pre-op class on the use of PCA ... morphine !). If you are in the situation, for me it was a bump ... wouldn't wake up cold turkey. The downside of the morphine is that it slows down your gut so you don't pass gas ... and broth of the gods!!! Today I've only had the morphine twice and have been switched to Toridal (phonetic...
    ... only complaint would be that they won't bump your morphine and no one explained the use of the pump to me - or...
    ... out 2 days later when the nurse came to change the morphine cassette in my pump...when she opened the door fluid ... leaked all over the floor. I assummed it was the morphine when the surgeon came in shortly afterward telling...
    ... you to build up a tolerance or a dependence upon the morphine . So, they keep you in just a little pain. You...

  65. Colon reconnection after colostemy
    ... for the first 4 to 5 days, i had an iv and also a morphine drip but it didnt help much so i got shots of touradal...
    ... bad and I deliberately attempted to use as little morphine as possible after a couple of day because it does...

  66. narcotics for UC ???
    ... they took him to the hospital ER, where they gave him morphine ... This is the first I have EVER heard anyone receiving ... they could stop the runs... but, I was unaware that morphine or anything like that was wise, or that it even could...

  67. Colostomy Tips please?!?!
    ... for a few days following surgery but I was given a morphine pump which helped tremendously. I think on the 3rd ... about another week and a half after I stopped the morphine . I didn't have time to get scared about the surgery...

  68. Hope for Hemorrhoidectomy/Sphincterotomy
    ... much pain after that I ended up in the er getting morphine . The recovery period was long and now I have a fissure...
    ... I went home but was back at the er that night for morphine because of the pain. The first week was horrible,...

  69. Post op problems?? Haemorrhoidectomy. Please help!!
    ... general anaesthetic. That combined with the shot of morphine I also received as soon as I woke up from surgery ... dramatically and was given a combination of Tramadol and morphine . On Friday, although I still had moderate pain,...
    ... discomfort - that's why there's painkillers. I was on morphine most of the time, and as a result, I didnt have much...

  70. colon resection
    ... trips to emergency room and one stay for 4 days on Morphine , it was determined I had severe diverticulitis-even...

  71. my hemorrhoidectomy experience
    ... next half an hour the pain worsened and they injected morphine , i felt great, got up, urinated and was driven home...

  72. Hemorrhoidectomy
    ... the pain would have killed me. And this was even on morphine and percocet at the same time! And you want to talk...
    ... get my pain under control for SEVERAL hours. That morphine drip was pumping at full speed, and still I was writhing...
    ... done in the hospital and had to stay 2 days with a morphine drip Iv and they had to pack un pack my rectum couple...
    ... through enough hell with this stuff already! Sherry... morphine drip? Wow....sounds like something I could have used...
    ... was not a pleasant experience but luckly I had the morphine IV at the time but it still hurt. They had to cut...
    ... either. Now, I had the "advantage" of being on a morphine drip for 3 days straight in the hospital on the second...
    ... Runningal...I've always wondered what those Morphine drips felt like. I could have really used one of...
    ... Suzy, I had morphine when I was in the hospital my second time. It helped...
    ... pain of this surgery brought me to my knees. Even Morphine didn't work for me in the first hours after surgery...
    ... killed me within the first 12 hours, even though I had morphine and percocet together. So, I can personally attest...
    ... the first few hours required hospitilization, with morphine . I went home the next morning. You are right: it...
    ... so much pain they had to give my the max amount of Morphine to try and subdue my discomfort then sent me home ... LARGE stools through my sore rectum,they had me on morphine and valium every 2 hours but it did not touch the...
    ... experience as you. It still amazes me how ineffective the morphine was at controlling pain. I do hope you have a good...
    ... that night after the surgery I returned to the er for morphine . It has been 4 months now and I am not fully healed...
    ... a joke! Finally after ending up in the er getting morphine for pain from getting surgery to fix up the first...
    ... would have this surgery. My god, I was still in a morphine induced stupor at day 4. Also, don't forget that...
    ... LIKE THAT IN MY LIFE! :) I went back to the er for morphine that night. My bowel movements were a nightmare for...
    ... I didn't feel that the medication (percocet and morphine drip) was doing a darn thing, and was very nauseous...
    ... constructing areas. I spent 2 nights in the hospital with a morphine drip (made me sick as I got kind of happy with the...

  73. colonic inertia
    ... medication for this as well as fr the GP. Opiates such as morphine and tramadol can make it worse as they slow the gut...

  74. Annoyingly constipated...
    ... surgeries in less than a year. I woke up from one with a Morphine drip. Now that's the kind of stuff that you need to...

  75. Harry & Sarah, I'me Scared.
    ... or is it just all he has been through??? He was on morphine for pain after both operations but was hallucinating...
    ... Great stuff. In answer to your question about the Morphine . This is a very strong opioid analgesic and yes, ... low, your resistance to some substances is lowered. Morphine , as well as helping pain can cause respiratory depression ... is about 5 to 10mg max. They could try him on Dia morphine to see if that suits him better. This is slightly ... in make up, but I think they sometimes tend to give Morphine as it is a little stronger and purer than Diamorph...
    ... conversation because of strong opinions on two items: morphine sensitivity and TPN. Morphine sensitivity - this ... to run in families. Our child reacted very badly to morphine , experiencing hallucinations and night terrors. Absolutely ... refused to continue PCA [ morphine pump] while in the midst of the worst part of BMT ... also had similar albeit less extreme reactions to morphine . Don't fall for the line that your body will get ... used to it - it doesn't. Either you can tolerate morphine or you can't. There are morphine substitutes. Morphine ... penicillin if he were allergic to it; why should he accept morphine . The most common argument/ justification is that penicillin ... objective'] side-effects [e.g. swollen airways], whereas morphine - in morphine-sensitive individuals - causes difficult...
    ... don't think that I mentioned him getting used to the Morphine . That is why I think I suggested that she should...
    ... sounded as though I was knocking your advice about morphine . Just wanted to add another voice on this issue. Morphine ... sometimes the patient is browbeaten into taking it. Morphine is an excellent med, but not for everyone. ...
    ... start to feel better emotionally. Is he still on Morphine ? If so, maybe he could not be switched to oral analgesia ... or something different, as the Morphine could well be causing some of these problems. Also...