I have tried many narcotics

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Posted by Karla ( on April 12, 2000 at 16:57:22:

In Reply to: CR Morphine (Kadian?) SR Oxycodone ???? posted by cheryl on April 12, 2000 at 14:35:13:

I had morphine one time. It did abort the ch but I got very nautious from it and could not sleep well on it. I had a side effect where I could hear myself breathing and kept waking myself up. It stopped the pain but was not well tollerated.
I have had dilaudid/visteril several times. Dosages ranging anywhere from 1.5 to 4 mg.
I have had demerol/visteril several times. Dosages ranging anywhere from 100 to 200 mg.
Sometimes the lesser dose works and sometimes I need to go to a higher dose.
I say the dilaudid or demerol works about 95% of the time. On occassion nothing has helped. I get the morphine, demerol, diluadid by injection in the ER only when my narcotic abortives (percacet or vicodin) have failed.

I alternate and take vicodin (hydrocodone) 550, extra strength vicodin (750), and percacet (oxycodone). I take this only when my non-narcotic abortives (oxygen, imitrix or zomig or migranol) have failed. I also take them on days between migranol and imitrix use. I can only use migranol 2x a week (Sat. and Sun.) Then I have to wait 24 hrs. from last migranol use before I can use Imitrix due to drug interaction. So if I have a headache durring that time I use narcotic pain killers. Then use imitrix only 2x a week (Tues. and Wed.) Then rest of week left with narcotics to kill pain (Thurs. and Friday).
I hope this helps.

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