Is that morphine? Morphine didn’t work for me. They switched me from 5 mg oxycodone 4x a day to 15 mg er morphine and it was awful. Yes they can make you switch, but if you can come up with some legitimate side effects they may switch you back. When someone tried to make me take oxycontin instead of oxycodone I didn’t even feel safe to drive it was so strong. The doctor let me switch back. I don’t want meds that make me LESS functional.
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No, it is different than Morphine, though still related to it.
Hydromorphone is stronger than Oxycodone, you only need 7mgs of it to equal each 30mgs of Oxycodone, however, not every medication works for everyone that tries it. For example, Hydromorphone hs a very powerful effect on me, I get sick, and spacey at a very low dose, but I can tolerate high doses of Oxycodone, and Morphine, without any problems.
The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth.
As to making you switch, yes, your doctor can do that, as a matter of fact, they don't have to prescribe anything for you, at all. The best thing to do is to give the Hydromorphone a fair try for a few weeks, then let them know if it really isn't working for you.
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Re: VerFree (# 2)
Changed your name apparently, but still spouting out the same copy paste warnings that all of us on long term pain management for chronic pain are quite familiar with. We don't need reminding.
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Re: Meh (# 1)
Absolutly correct it's not supposed to do the same as oxycodone
The CDC chart shows the strength comparison of various opioids
My guess is the doctor was approached or feels they may be approached by someone in the gestople that have not gone to medical school but still dictate pain medication prescribing..... so they felt the need to reduce your morphine equivalency number which is what thecdc uses for """"so called"""" recommendations that the gestopol uses and enforce mandatory compliance to... with NO CONCERN for the amount of pain the patient is suffering from.