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Asbury Park, NJ
A 53-year-old female asked:

Taking ms contin (morphine) for chronic pain. i'm allergic to it. can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

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Dr. Tamar Jeffery
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
Chronic pain: most narcotics are relates to one of the meds mentioned MS Contin (morphine). oxy, percocet or vicodin one suggestion may be tapentadol which belongs to a different family structurally from other opioids
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