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pain meds question

I have bone spurs and disc problems in my neck I have been on hydrocodone for 5 years and they do not do what they started out doing I take 10/325 4 times daily the doctor put me on morphine 15mg 3 times daily but they make me very sleepy so he put me back on hydrocodone is their anything that does not make you sleepy stronger than the hydrocodone.
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thanks a lot for the information.
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Unfortunately, "sleepiness" is a side effect with all opiate-based analgesics. Hydrocodone generally makes one less sleepy than the others. However, most people get used to the extra feeling of fatigue within a few months.

Oxycodone is an opiate analgesic which some people feel is a stronger than hydrocodone, and comes in a long-acting/ extended release formulation called Oxycontin. Maybe ask your doc about Oxycontin?
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