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does methadone help with chronic pain syndrome

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Maybe non-drugs too?: There are a wide range of non-drug approaches to chronic pain too. Consider adding some into your pain cocktail to cover all the bases possible. Also, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Maybe?: The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain is a complex and somewhat controversial issue. Pain conditions differ with respect to their se ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Pain: Enter a pain management program.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to answer: How could anyone offer advice about narcotic use without a history or physical exam? You give no specifics. Ask doctors who actually treat you.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
There is no answer: Concerning the pharmacologic treatment of pain, there really is not "better than" or "as good as". Both drugs are opioids and work by "binding" to opi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Neither: Long term use of narcotics carries considerable risk. Of the two, methadone carries the greater risk.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
46 years experience Anesthesiology
Breakthru : methadone is a powerful analgesic with a long half life. Oxycodone is a short acting powerful pain medicine to be taken in your case only during a bre ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Maybe non-drugs too?: There are a wide range of non-drug approaches to chronic pain too. Consider adding some into your pain cocktail to cover all the bases possible. Also, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Methadone: Okay there is a problem with this picture - Methadone is a long acting medication and may be very appropriate for chronic pain (it is also used in add ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Yes. If you have questions, see see addiction specialist!an.
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