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Severe Neck and shoulder Spasms

Hey all,
I have a problem. A new one that is. My Dr. Started me on Morphine and Fentanyl patches. But now all of a sudden the last 2 days I have gotten extreme muscle spasms especially in my neck and shoulders to the point where I cant look up or turn my head I can only look down and I have tension in my legs where they feel stiff when walking. Does anyone get that? I also get the spasms in my legs but not so much as in my shoulders and neck. this is getting out of hand.
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May I suggest you get back to the doctor that gave you these prescription medications or at the very least speak with the pharmacist as these may well be side effects of the drugs.
Take care.
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620923 tn?1452915648
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Any time u had a reaction after starting a new med or meds, contact ur dr as it could be an allergic reaction and not a side effect.


FENTANYL-TRANSDERMAL (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea or flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: irregular or slow heartbeat, anxiety, tremors, seizures. If the area around the patch becomes red, itchy or irritated, try a new site. If the irritation continues or becomes worse, contact your doctor. When stopping this medication you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, or shivering. If these symptoms persist or worsen, contact you doctor. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible Side Effects of Morphine
For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were reported in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications (including many morphine medications) include only vague information on side effects, with no percentages provided. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common (or how rare) the side effects of such medications may be.

The most common side effects of morphine are thought to include:

Nausea and vomiting
Lightheadedness
Dizziness
An unusual pleasant feeling (euphoria)
Sweating
Headaches
Anxiety
Constipation
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