Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere.
I was prescribed oromorph, (liquid morphine) 5mls per 4 hours when I fell and broke my back. I reduced this to 2.5mls every 4 hours, and now to 2,5mls every 6 hours.
I am terrified of becoming addicted and my GP prescribed co-codamol - up to 8 tablets per day - but these don't give me the relief I need.
She has now suggested pregabalin.
From what I read, this seems to be just as addictive, and I have a friend who takes it but says it doesn't help her arthritic hip at all.
What are the pro's and con's of these gaba drugs? What are the dangers of addiction?
I am in constant pain, especially at night, and a m very tired and lack stamina. I'm beginning to feel my GP is going down a list of drugs just to keep me quiet for another month - then another. I am so very very tired.
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