DEMEROL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Pain “I’ve had kidney stones 4 different times, mainly from being dehydrated. My first visit to the ER was by ambulance where they gave me morphine – it didn’t even begin to help with the pain. The morphine left me weirdly stoned and still in intense pain. In the ER they gave me demerol. It was like a miracle had happened – no pain. After that I have always refused morphine and requested demerol.”

kid stone (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2018

For Pain “Fractured my 61 year old hip in January 2017. I have been using Fentanyl patches for 2 years, 100mcg and Percocet for breakthrough. These are meds for some painful back, neck and nerve conditions. Also get accupuncture treatments. I knew about demeral after breaking multiple bones in a car accident in 1982. In the hospital the nurse came regularly with an injection. Upon release I received long and short acting meds one being demeral. Since that time I’ve required pain medication, the most recent the fractured hip which required surgery. The hospital gave me a demeral injection only one time, after surgery to get me to my room. It’s the only 40 mins I wasn’t in strong pain. It’s beyond my understanding why demeral is withheld.”

Barpap (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 13, 2017

For Pain “I am allergic to morphine and that is how I ended up taking Demerol.I was born with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease.This causes me to experience extremely painful episodes in my joints which are crippling at times and can last for one to two months.Enough about me can someone just please tell us why they would discontinue the most helpful and healing medication ever invented.”

wannaknoplz March 1, 2017

For Pain “I had a tubual pregnancy in 1984. Never even had stitches in my life before that. There was alot of pain. I was so thankful for demerol , believe me ! The nurse gave injection around hip ,butt area and it made me so relaxed and out of pain that I could sleep. Thankful for that drug.”

Resting in peace September 9, 2016

For Pain “For those of you having trouble finding Demerol or any other hard to find analgesics, or any medication for that matter, forget big chains. Try going to the closest hospital pharmacy. They tend to carry things that other pharmacies do not. They also are able to more order things much easier because as a hospital, they must have these things available for people with allergies, etc. I wish the FDA/DEA would realize how harmful NSAIDs (especially ibuprofen) can be, and that everyone is different. What works for one may have horrible side effects for another. When taken responsibly narcotic analgesics are less harmful to the body, and this is a subject that i have researched extensively. For now, try bringing ur scrip to the hospital pharmacy!”

Dr. Feel-normal (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 8, 2016

For Pain “My lifelong Dr retired a year ago, he prescribed me Meperidine 100mg tabs QID, and MS Contin 60mg TID. Best relief and combo for pain EVER! No side effects, NO pain! He also gave me IM shots of Meperidine 100ng-150mg, mixed with Valium 10mg in office, as needed for breakthrough Crohns symptoms. My new doctor kept me on the MS Contin, but refuses to provide Meperidine. He switched me to Oxymorphone IR 10mg, 1-2 tabs QID as needed. It doesn’t come close to providing the pain relief the Meperidine did, for my back, shoulder, and Crohns related pain! I don’t know what the big deal is with the Opana, it sure doesn’t help me at all!! Show me all the charts you want to, Opana does not work as good as Demerol!, nor anything else I’ve been put on!”

Johnny C. July 30, 2016

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