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Prescribe pain medication

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
No. : That is not a safe practice for you. Pain is an important symptom that something is wrong and should be evaluated by physical exam.
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes indeed: In general, clinics and doctors who provide pregnancy termination services are very sensitive to their patients' needs, both medical and emotiona... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ineffective: Pain medications, such as narcotics are often ineffective for the type of pain involved in fibromyalgia, and because it is a long term condition, ther... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Fibromyalgia: The current feeling is avoid using opioids in fibromyalgia. This does not mean that in severe cases opioids should not be used. Docotrs have to justif... Read More
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Misunderstanding: Hesitancy to prescribe pain meds for fibromyalgia (fm) derives, in part, from ubiquitous doctor regard for a theoretical concept that fm pain is due t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Narcotics ?: Physicians may be reticent to prescribe narcotics if NSAID's or less aggressive meds might do the trick.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not your call.: I am always "frightened"by patients who believe they need pain meds, usually, no always meaning narcotics. They almost always have "tasted" these dru... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Not always: Some people have success with breaking the headache with the migraine med, so they do not need other pain medication. However, others need something t... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Pain management is : no easy task to get anymore in the US. For one, the pain meds you can get OTC (over the counter), you'll have to pay cash for since they are off paten... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No easy answer: It is difficult to say why your doctor won't prescribe a stronger pain medication without knowing the details of your specific clinical situation. How... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends on the: Psychiatrist and their own comfort level narcotic prescribing. Some psychiatrists work specifically with pain or have a great deal of experience in tr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not necessarily: May try a different class of drugs or look at non-pharmacologic options.
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