Well, it seems to be the issue at hand; removing the coating. I have found, the absolute best, way to do this. You are welcome!
No, really, I have tried so many things and most of what I see here. I do not have any intention of using sharp instruments (I don't know what we can and cannot say here) but, even when using they snout & straw, the gummy coating and additives leave goo in your hole, lol.
Okay, this is so simple -- IF you have a pill that is ONLY COATING, you are in luck! Get a soft emery board -- a nail file, if you will. Get a soft one (usually sold seperately in the make-up, nail polish aisle, etc. at just about anywhere. Hold the pill as best you can -- or use tweezers or hemostats. Gently file the color-coating off the pill exposing nothing but the inner med. Use as fine a file as you can find as not to take off any of the inner medicine. When you have removed the color, you are left with an "uncoated" pill.
I have been doing this with my IR (Immediate Release). After crushing, I take my health insurance card (very thin plastic, just the right amount of bend) and line it up. However, MUCH better, and with the outer coating removed (no waste using water or other), it STILL has something in it that about 30 minutes after insertion (is that what you would call it?), I have a wad of gum in my nose, lol.
Anyone have a suggestion of what I might ask for next time in the place of the worthless morphine
? Maybe immediate release is less gummy? Gummy at all? Anyone have suggestions? I also take (up) Fentora
400 mcg and have read all that says these are "100 times stronger than morphine!!" If this is true, a 400 mcg lozenge, it adds up to 4(!!) mg of the "fabulous" morphine. PLEASE!
Open to suggestions. My doctor broke it to me that pain pills were, most likely, my life's journey. I was, in a way, happy to hear it. I no longer feel like I have to put on an act or show to get out of excruciating pain. The surgeries and cancer have left me miserable, and with the medicine, I can ALMOST function. Now, if we only had right to die -- with dignity.