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why doesn't oxycodone help headaches?take oxycontin 30mg & 10mg ir for chronic leg pain. works great. but lately get bad headaches and it doesn't help

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Headaches have many causes. Also, one can develop a tolerance to narcotic pain relievers. Why not discuss this issue with your own doctor or neurologist.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Christopher Pham
25 years experience Neurosurgery
Chronic usage of Oxycontin can lead to addiction, dependency, and tolerance. Your new onset of headache and chronic leg pain are two independent conditions; and you should discuss these issues with your treating physician. Make sure, not with a pill mill pain clinic or doctor.
Jun 30, 2014

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