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Adverse or negative effects of morphine on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Adverse or negative effects of morphine on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Morphine is named after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams, and it’s one of the most powerful sedative opioids. Here, we review a basic graphic about how morphine affects the brain, and the main problems it can cause. Feel free to LIKE< SHARE<OR COMMENT and we will respond to you personally and promptly!

How does morphine affect the brain?

Morphine causes general central nervous system (CNS) depression, the most common effects being slowed breathing and heart rate. However, morphine also interacts with certain nerve centers and causes chemical reactions in the brain. In the Limbic System, morphine causes increased feelings of contentment, pleasure, and produces  short-lasting good emotional feelings. The effects of morphine in the brainstem are a decrease in coughing, which is done by the slowing of breathing and the heart rate.

Long Term Effects Of Morphine On The Brain follow:

  • addiction
  • confusion
  • cravings
  • decreased reflexes
  • delirium
  • depression
  • disorientation
  • disturbed sleep
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • emotional spurs
  • hallucinations
  • impaired thinking
  • impairment of mental abilities
  • lower consciousness
  • mental clouding
  • poor concentration
  • poor psychomotor reactions
  • unstable mood

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5 Responses to “Adverse or negative effects of morphine on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)
9:31 pm November 1st, 2015

I have been taking 30 mg of ms contin for 3 years and I just started at a new pain clinic and the Doctor prectibed Nucynta 50 ms 1 pill every 12 hours. Should I stop the ms contin before I take the new medication or start the new medication when the next ms contin is due? After 8 hours. Respectively Mary

5:24 pm November 3rd, 2015

Hi Mary. Did the doctor not advise you on how to transition from one to the other medication? You should definitely ask as soon as possible.

7:34 pm July 28th, 2016

I have been on every drug made to man over the past two decades.
Morphine helped, I gained a tolerance to it, and I was bumped up to a higher amount to try to kill the pain.
I even had 5 internal pain pumps put in and out of me, within a year and a half.
Currently, I’m on 30 mg morphine ER, 3 times a day.
Breakthrough pain, morphine 15 mg IR twice a day.
I have been through 29 surgeries, ranging from brain surgery to surgical mesh in my abdomin.
I am searching the net for other people who are in the same situation, taking high amounts of Morphine everyday, and if they have any side effects from taking morphine.
The lingering effects from heavy opioid usage.
I have, I lost my ability to be sharp, thinking about something, but I’m not sure if it makes sense.
Before opioids, I was quick thinking, intelligent. Now I can’t say what I’m thinking about. I forget the words.
I’m severely depressed, I’ve gained some serious weight, (from the antidepressant meds) I rarely go outside. I am sick of this!
Nothing seems right. I have pulled away from my friends and family. I have no idea what’s next, waiting for me, to push me over the edge.
I won’t harm myself, I have an appreciation for life, even if it’s a crappy life.

9:22 am October 9th, 2016

But no alternative to pain/copd breathing help especially with the liquid and fentanyl and lorazapam and prednisone once they worked you into that mess? Downhill, a pretty quick confused death? Hospice style

3:45 pm October 13th, 2016

Cherries OMG we could be twins . I’ve had 34 surgeries on my back averaging at least 1per yr for the last 12 yrs. I have the spinal stim in now and it has cut pain in half but I’m by far not pain even manageable most days. I’m on high doses of opiates just as you, and some days I get pissed off just for waking. I’m not suicidal, just sick and tired. Now the DEA putting their hands in the way of people who really need the meds make you feel like a junkie every month when you go to refill. I’ll be 53 at the end of the month and have dealing with all of this since I was 20. It’s exhausting!

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