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Morphine Makes Me Too Sleepy
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An_223008 posted:
Here's the problem. I'm on Oxycodone for break through pain, and MSContin for long term pain relief. The problem is Morphine makes me too tired. I sleep too much. Which is fine if I'm just sitting home, but it's not on the 1 or 2 nights a week I have to work. So I want to ask my doc to change me from MSContin to something else, but I don't know what else won't cause drowsiness? Does anyone have any ideas? If I could have the OxyContin pills that might be the answer, but my insurance won't pay for that pill. So I get the immediate release Oxycodone pills, and I'm on the maximum he can give me. He has offered me Dilaudid several times, but I never had that drug. I need something that will either perk me up, like Oxycodone does, or at least not make me sleepy like Morphine does. Any ideas?
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