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Psychiatrist prescribe medications chronic pain

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on how skilled your psychiatrist is at prescribing pain medications and monitoring for its effectiveness.
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Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Pain medications: Many psychiatrists are less familiar with pain medications and a good number of them can be dangerous in overdose and habit-forming if not used carefu... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Psychiatry: While it is true that your psychiatrist may not be comfortable or familiar with all the pain medications and he may want you to see a pain specialist ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not on HealhTap: Any chronic illness or pain should be managed by a face-to-face encounter with a provider that knows all about you. HealthTap only allows those that p... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: Pain affects all aspects of one's life. In chronic situations, pain may have devastating effect on a patient's emotional well-being. A psychiatrist ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: Some psychiatrists do treat pain. They can use cognitive and behavioural therapy as well as medications. They can't use injections however.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
In general, scored..: ..tablets can always be split in half. Oxycodone 10 mg. does have scoring (line down middle of pill) so yes you can split it with a pill cutter. If th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
See pain specialist: Many docs are uncomfortable dealing with chronic pain, in part because of fear of attracting/creating drug addicts & because state medical boards puni... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
Wrong attitude: Opioids exist for a reason but 1) there are risks and 2) pain management is like weight loss: it works best when you and a treating clinician collabor... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Raynaud's syndrome: Cymbalta is generally helpful for nerve pain, which can be severe with Raynaud's syndrome or Raynaud's disease. Prozac is strictly for depression, bu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Need in-person: prescriber for Ultram, an opioid/controlled substance. Think you can get Neurontin/gabapentin from Concierge or Prime doc though. I can only imagine h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
NoReason/MD'sChoice: There is no reason why chronic pain patients should not be prescribed immediate release pain meds and these are often prescribed.But what medicine and... Read More
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