Posted by bsj on December 10, 2003, at 11:55:38
In reply to Re: What happens in treatment center-Great Post!, posted by krazybirdlady on December 10, 2003, at 11:28:56
When I had the kidney stone, they tried hydrocodone first and it didn't do a thing. Another time, several years later, when I took an arrow in the calf, they gave me morphine; I could function on it fairly well. Supposedly, morphine and Demerol are roughly equipotent; but that's not been my experience. Demerol has far profounder effects than morphine--it produces far more sedation, not to mention swiss-cheesing your memory.
(Early lit on hydrocodone suggested it was also equipotent with morphine, but that's not quite so. I think the current lore is that 15mg morphine and 20mg of hydro are equivalent. That may be so where pain relief is concerned, but
morphine clouds my mind in a way that hydro doesn't.)