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    Morphine and lorazepam

    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has been on both these drugs together and how they felt on them if they have?... Katrina x

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    I would have thought that it would knock you out Kitty;

    I have never taken Morphine, how much Lorazipam is he taking?

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    Hi terry, he can have up to 4mg a day, but taking half a tablet at a time, he's only had 1mg and is out off it a bit ... He's to take that as he's been feeling scared and nervous he told the nurse.... Katrina x

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    Hi Kitty;

    They seem to give Lorazipam to relax panic feelings. Although I take it occasionally to relax me and help with sleep. I know only take a half of a mg in bed. I have taken one and tamazipam at night times but I think that is too much.

    I think Tamazipam affects my breathing a little.

    It is probably both drugs making him sleepy, others know more about the drugs and there affects.

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    Yeh I gave dad a half mg then another half mg later as requested but I think it might be too much for him, will see how he gets on overnight and see what tomorrow brings .... Kitty X

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    Hi Katrina

    Morphine is a very powerful opiate, I would imagine that in combination with Lorazepam which is an anti anxiety/relaxant would make Dad very drowsy.

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    Ok.. So what is the idea in keeping him sleepy or drowsy, I'm not sure I understand .... Katrina x

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    Don't really know Katrina, It's ok to be like that when you need to sleep at night time but you don't really want to be feeling that way during the day, sorry I can't be anymore help.

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    i agree during the night it's good for him to sleep and get peace to do it, but during the day the last 2 weeks he has slept a lot off it but coughed and coughed and keeps waking himself up, she said it should relax all his muscles and let him get the rest he needs, then the lorazepam should stop him from feeling nervous/scared. Which he said to her today he was. He was too scared to go to his bed tonight he told me... So I'm staying up for a few hours yet with him and mum will take over until the morning then il be with him again, we're taking it I turns to stay with him and put on nebuliser, meds etc .... Katrina x

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    Hi hun,

    Yes, both are widely used in MND to manage breathing and any anxiety he may have in feeling he isn't getting enough air. Please tell him not to worry about taking them.

    I'm not clear how much morphine he's taking - 0.5mg or 1.0mg is a very low dose, even w/ Lorazepam.

    I'm loath to say this, but morphine constipates so laxatives are essential!!

    Love Ellie.

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