:H Hi everyone!
I'm kind of wondering how important it is to take my narcotic meds on time. I just am not able to do so. I take my morphine 15mg every 12 hours. Usually I'll take it 9 pm at night and 9 pm in the morning. Often I'll not get around to it until 10 or 11 in the morning. Then I might take the next does anytime between 9 and 11 at night.
I am supposed to take my Vicodin 3x a day as needed (I think that's what it says). Sometimes I'll take it 9 in the morning, the 5:30 in the evening and at bedtime. Bedtime for me is any time between midnight and 2 in the morning.
I have noticed since I started on this two months ago that now my pain is not as well controlled. I experience pain pretty severe in my left and right arms, with tingling in my fingers. I am having cervical spine surgery sometime in the next month and a half.
Would being precise on timing of taking the meds help with the pain management more? What are your experiences?
I also take Lyrica 100 mg 3x a day.