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I do hope you find something that will work for you.
After the first few weeks on paregoric, I didn't notice any sedating effects, and on 30mg of codeine a couple times a day, I don't either.
Both paregoric and codeine are covered by my insurance.
Then ask for a referral to "Pain Management" and they can prescribe a low dose of pain meds or tincture. GI and primary care are becoming more and more worthless when it comes to pain management.
I don't think you'd ever get a pain management doc to prescribe these, since they aren't particularly good for pain management. A good gastroenterologist *might* be cooperative, assuming you're willing to cooperate in exploring alternatives that might be better. Opium is kind of a last resort.
The use of morphine sulphate has been working. At 71 I am interested in what works. My surgeon is in favor of its use but the GI department is at odds. That have nothing to offer which will work but suggest I have chrons in the upper esophagus to srgure I should resort to a bag. It appears I am in a losing battle