Hey guys! I saw my neurologist today, and told him that I could no longer take the medication he had me on anymore. I just can't deal with the side effects.
I told him that honestly I would rather be on nothing at all, and just deal with the pain, then to have to put up with these side effects anymore... they are killing me!!
I was taking Kadian (extended release morphine) 60mg 2x a day. He said to just "stop" the Kadian, and he put me on Ultram 50mg 2x a day and Skelaxin up to 4 times a day.
If I remember correctly, Ultram is non-narcotic. I have been taking morphine for over a month and a half, and for probably 6 months before that was on some form of narcotic either vicodin or percocet, combined with a muscle relaxer.
Does anyone here think that this is dangerous, to just "stop" taking morphine like this, and switch to something non narcotic? Isn't it possible to withdrawal? I asked the neuro, and he said I would be fine, just "stop", but I don't know, sounds strange to me.