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  • Fibro and Morphine

    5 posts, 4 voices, 527 views, started Oct 25, 2008

    Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2008 by Queenbee

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    • Aquamarine
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      I had a hysterectomy last week.  Second major surgery this year.  Yuck! And I wonder why I’m stuck in a never ending flair!
      Anyway....surgery didn’t go well and was far more intensive than was planned and post-op pain was through the roof. In recovery the nurses were pushing morphine. LOTS of morphine. The crazy thing is that I never felt the morphine and it never touched the pain. I noticed the same thing last March when I had an ankle re-built. Both times the nurses said one more shot in the IV would exceed the lethal limit and yet it never touched my pain.
      Do you think it’s the fibro? Getting major pain under control is really hard for me and about the only thing that works is percocet.  I’d love to be able to figure out if it’s the fibro or just a weird thing that’s just me.



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          Jomi wrote Nov 20, 2008
        • !http://images.fabulously40.com/uploadedimage/2627/thumbx120/hpim0703.jpg!Oh My!  Well, it’s been a while since yo posted this....I hoope you are feeling better!
          It could be that you just don’t react to morphine for some reason.
          I have noticed that I seem to have a hard time getting pain meds to work for me since I’ve been getting worse.  I’ll have to try to remember to ask my Dr. about it.


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          Queenbee wrote Nov 20, 2008
        • Hey Jomi:
          It’s been about 4 weeks since surgery and I’m feeling “okay“.  It just seemed such a mystery to me that morphine doesn’t touch me.  It was pretty funny (afterwards) to watch the nurse’s reaction as she kept shooting more and more into my IV and nothing happened!

          Thanks, Jomi!



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          Jomi wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • !http://images.fabulously40.com/uploadedimage/2627/thumbx120/hpim0703.jpg!  I bet!  Well, apparently morphine works well on me...I was in the hospital a few years ago and my daughter got the computer password out of me.  She asked and I casually gave her the answer!!
          Glad to hear you are feeling better. I had a hysterectomy three years ago. It takes time, but in the long run you will feel so much better. Just make sure you only do what you are supposed to do...esp. with the holidays coming!
          If you do too much it always comes back and gives ya a good slap!
          Take care!


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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Hmm, morphine didn’t work for me either (15 years ago with a long labor and a long story with a jerk of a doctor.) It actually made my contractions increase and get worse. He was giving it to me in an effort to get me to sleep (and shut up probably.) That was way before I had any fibro symptoms. Maybe it is something genetic and the tendency for both have something to do with DNA makeup. Interesting!



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