I'm new to this website, but there is no support group in the area where I live. I just read an article on this site where docs were discussing the preference Not to use opiods to treat this disease. I have been on a lain pump for 7 yrs with morphine at varying levels, depending on the need. This occurred after 7 yrs of trying everything else under the sun. The pain forced me drop out of Seminary. I had no life because the pain dictated everything. Now in the last year I have run into a complication, I've developed sleep apnea, going into Cheyenne Stokes breathing. After less than 6 months of being on a VPAP machine, it was found that I needed 4L of O2 with the VPAP anytime I sleep. My neurologist wants me to come off the morphine, my pain doc has been hesitant. I have reduced the amount by 30% but the price has been elevated pain. Has anyone else experienced this in any way? Thanks for your response!