Narcotic Bowel Syndrome

Posted by dvdhoover @dvdhoover, Oct 18, 2020

Has anyone been diagnosed with NBS? It’s something that can come on if you take morphine for pain for a long time. Surprisingly not many Dr’s, and or pharmacists know anything about it. Mine came from taking morphine for years to treat a service connected condition at the VA.

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I haven't heard of it, but it makes sense. I know after surgery using morphine, etc. it takes some time for the bowels to 'wake up'.


@dvdhoover – I also have not heard of the condition. There is an interesting article from PubMed last updated August 2020 on NBS that provides some information that may be helpful.

Narcotic Bowel Syndrome:

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