Hi, I am new here and came accross the froum while looking for answers on the net.I hope this is in the right place.
I have been on morphine for about a year, prior to that on Fentanyl patches + additional stuff, following an accident during surgery that damaged my back 2 1/2 years ago.
Since that time I have also been told I now have fibromyalgia!! I have no depression at all so find this odd but that is another story and frankly don't agree with the diagnosos.
To the point:
I have decided to come off my meds as I am feeling generally unwell and didn;t before all this started.
I have not told my doctor as I want to do this without alternative drugs.
I cut my morphine down to half about 10 days ago, then to zero 4 days ago, the diclophenic went yesterday.
I am going through the expected withdrawal and am coping with it quite well apart from the diarrhoea which is very bad and very hard to deal with.
Please can someone give me any idea how long this will last.
AApart from the diarrhoea and the severe pain I am now in which I expected I am also very tired and have watery eyes and nose.
It may seem foolish to come off a prescribed pain med like this but I feel that my whole health is off balance with all this medication .
I am a pretty determined lady with a high pain threshold so just need to do this.
I would appreciate knowing how long it takes until the whole lot including the withdwaral is out of my system and I can evaluate how I feel when drug free.