Oramorph

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  • #45483
    Hope
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    I am taking 60ml of oramorph daily , does anyone know
    If my GP can give me the equivalent in tablet form as the
    Liquid is so messy to prepare.

    Also is there a similar medication that works the same but doesn’t
    need to keep being increased because the pain relief keeps wearing off ? Thanks.

    #45484
    PaulT_99
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    Hi Hope,

    What type of pain are you taking the Oramorph for ?.

    #45485
    Hope
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    Hi Paul
    I have a disc in my lower back pressing
    On a nerve , the pain is constant . The pain also travels
    round to my lower stomach and it has gotten so bad in the past
    That I have been hospitalised numerous times .
    It feels like inflammation,a burning type pain , like nerve pain
    I guess.

    #45486
    PaulT_99
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    I guess the closest thing would be “buprenorphine sublingual”.
    The tablets are tiny, and you put them under your tongue and hold them there for 5mins while they dissolve. You then get an instant hit.
    I used to take this for several years.

    Now im on “Tapentadol” which is the newest of the specialised Nerve specific pain killers. Its more powerful than oramorph, and without the side effects. Also the tablets are tiny. You can almost loose them they are so small. Generally though its only issued by Pain Clinics. Most GP’s are not aware of it.
    All 4 of the doctors in my surgery did not know what it was.

    Hopefully i will soon be stopping this also. I now have the dates for my Spinal Cord Stimulation in september. Finally !!. Praying that its going to be successful.

    #45553
    Lin
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    Hi Hope,
    I used to be prescribed Sevredol 10mg tabs to take when I was not at home mainly because I found carrying and using the Oramorph a nuisance and nor very discreet in company. They did take a little longer to work being a tablet and like Oramorph only short term in relief but I didn’t want to increase my daily Zomorph on a regular basis.

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