Diabities and Morphine.

jeffie_3
By jeffie_3 Latest Reply 2016-10-22 16:52:46 -0500
Started 2011-05-08 22:16:40 -0500

A few years ago a Dr. put me on morphine, for pain management. It had one great side affect. It controlled my ups and downs. I lost weight, I became much more active. In the process, it seems I needed less and less diabetes medication.
When this Dr. left the practice I was removed from the morphine. With in two months I found myself on insulin. My a1c went from 5.7 to 7.8. For over a year and a half, I have had trouble controlling my blood best a1c was 6.8. I then had an injury and was given a supply of morphine for one and a half months. My blood sugar levels went down to 75 to 130 steady. I had to stop the insulin because of the lows and my a1c was 5.8 . I am now out of the morphine and I am staying in the 175 to 225 range and I am back on the insulin. Any thoughts? Anyone have any information on this?


8 replies

dietcherry
dietcherry 2011-05-09 20:43:58 -0500 Report

I had it once; I seizured in the shower last September and cracked a rib on the tubs edge on the way down. I was screaming in the ER when the Dr. touched me so they gave me morphine to shut me up! lol As Jim said, it was delightful! But not enough experience with it to determine effects on my numbers.

jeffie_3
jeffie_3 2011-05-09 20:26:36 -0500 Report

To Amourer.. I will try to find a study I ready about diabetics and how it take two to three times the dose, to be affective for a diabetic. I know when I take it, it doesn't make me feel like I'm taking it. It does dull the pain. But not like I expected. Also if you have a heart attack and your diabetic, You need to inform the Dr. that morphine is somewhat ineffective in relaxing your heart. I thank all of you for sharing with me.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-09 14:51:55 -0500 Report

It makes you eat less too I was on it for 4 months but that was 23 years ago
How's the pain ????
Best wishes
Harlen

Armourer
Armourer 2011-05-09 10:52:56 -0500 Report

1.5 years ago I was in the hospital for a week due to blacking out from low blood pressure. At this time I had severe sciatica and was given morphine for the pain. I don't know about the BG numbers but the morphine they gave me was overrated. Didn't give me a moment of relief! They sure were tight fisted!

moldybacon
moldybacon 2016-10-22 16:52:46 -0500 Report

I had severe nerve pain for years. My Dr. put me on Morphine, and other pain killers for break through pain, and they didn't touch it. Finally I went to a Dr. who gave me gabapentin which is for seizures, but also helps with nerve root pain. It was my saving grace I probably wouldn't still be here without it. I know the threads old but just incase someone stumbles upon it I thought I'd put my two cents in.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-09 11:04:20 -0500 Report

I have had morphine once it my life; it was delightful! I had extreme pain in my lower back, regardless of the position I was in. Went to the ER and was admitted. They started an intervenous drip line and they strapped me it. I protested, "What if I need to get up and use the bathroom" You push the button and you will use the bedpan". Jim was not a happy camper. About 30 minutes later she came back in and asked how I was doing. "Fine" I replied sharply. She told me to hold out my hand and rub my fingers together. I could feel nothing! I put my one hand to the other and "washed my hands" Nothing!
"That is why you are strapped in. You would not be able to feel the floor under your feet and you would fall". Ok, I replied sheepishly.

jeffie_3
jeffie_3 2011-05-09 06:35:20 -0500 Report

Thank you jaybee52. I have been doing allot of reading on the subject. I am stuck going to a certain group of Dr. and the new head Dr. feels I'm full of it. I have been googleing the subject and found allot of information. I found a few on dopamine and on cortisol levels. Raising dopamine and lowering cortisol. There is also a new type 2 drug that does just that, raises dopamine levels..As for pain levels. I have had my left leg crushed twice, and it is 2-1/2 inchs shorter than the other. Along with several other broken bones. Also suffer from pitformis syndrome. Those are just my major pain problems.

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