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ok was posted 02/15/2016 04:16 pm by Stephanie
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Ok, Mom is taking 60 mg morphine a day plus 2 reglan per day( i need to check the mg, but i think it's less than what you mentioned): this in a percutaneous continuous infusion. She is also taking paracetamol (1 g) 3 times a day and she has morphine sulphate( 10mg/5 ml) solution to take'per os' when/if needed( recommended max 20 drops 3 times a day ). No additional reglan was prescribed by the Pain doctor but we have it for her( she told me it proved very useful to improve the pain, when she was taking RT). At the moment she is having 18 drops of extra oral morphine per day which is just enough(ok but only if she stays in bed). One more thing: mom has been suffering from migrain since when she was 20 years old and used to take a drug containing ergotamine. Also now, migrain or not, this is the best painkiller she can have( she realised since she is still having migrain episodes from time to time, difficult to distinguish from other pain, with all this morphine around). Told the pain doctors( 2 different doctors) and both said it is impossible it can be an effevtive painkiller...but IT IS, for some reason! So Mom is taking it rarely, when she really cannot make it anymore...Is this molecule considered as a useful painkiller in US? Is this just Mom's individual response to this molecule? Thank you so much again for your kind reply! Very very helpful and big relief in this difficult time.

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