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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Narcotics, yes: It's easy to develop tolerance to narcotic medications (morphine, demerol, dilaudid, vicodin, etc.) if they are taken for more than a few days. This m ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Different approach: If you are talking about pain after surgery, different types of pain relief are possible and may be used in combination. Your doctor may prescribe a n ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Pain Relief: Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Try again: Please describe what it is you mean.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Einar Ottestad
18 years experience in Pain Management
Anesthesia/analgesia: Analgesia means without pain (an + algos). Anesthesia means without sensation (an + asthesis). As such, an analgesic medication provides relief from ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Patient controlled: It is a machine that delivers a set dose of a narcotic intravenously by the patient pushing a button. There is a maximum quantity per hour and button ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience in Anesthesiology
Epidural catheters: Epidural catheters are probably the most common type of catheters to be used for post operative or post delivery analgesia. They are generally used f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Epstein
23 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Different: so when drugs are given IV they are instantaneous. When they are given IM (or through the muscle it takes longer to be effective. Although usually are ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends.: Different people respond differently to them . Pretty much trial and error to find the best one.

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