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My Doctor Will Only Prescribe Me Nsaids Help Please I Want Codeine
Go see another doc: If your doctor won't give you pain meds, consider transferring your care to another physician, especially someone who specializes in treating chronic pain. At the very least, see if you can get a referral to just such a specialist if you want to maintain your primary care w/your current physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Help what?: I think you forgot part of your sentence.... ...Read more
Yes: But please be honest with provider if you aren't going to take them or haven't been taking them. ...Read more
Complicated.: Pain medications are a sensitive subject, unfortunately. They are regulated by the DEA and state licenses for controlled substances. Usually people in their 30s are flagged as possible drug seekers, or high risk for diversion/abuse in general. Trust is really important between your physician and yourself, many times they have contracts for pain control. Some doctors feel more comfortable. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Multiple muscle relaxers can cause unwanted side effects such as severe sedation and fatigue. I recommend you call your doctor for clarification on which medicines to take and how often. ...Read more
Please tell me, could my pain management doctor refuse to prescribe for me unless i quit smoking?
Hard to say: I'm not able to answer based on limited information, and can't comment on another doctor. If you are referring to getting controlled medications for your pain, such as narcotics, some providers consider patient use of any addictive substances to be a cause of not prescribing pain medications. Smoking cigarettes has been connected to having lower ability to handle pain. Consider quitting! ...Read more
Narcotic?: Are you referring specifically to narcotics. Narcotics can be addictive and many patients may respond to other classes of medications or non-pharmacologic treatments. ...Read more
Performance anxiety?: I can't tell you what your doctor will do - but i would bring the issue up with him or her. ...Read more
My dr prescribed all non-barbituate sleeping pill w/out avail. The dr doesn't want to give barbituates i need sleep and help trying to get my dr to try?
Sleepin: Many different classes of medications help with sleep onset...Benzodiazepines, barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants among others. In my opinion it is difficult for patients to change my personal prescribing habits. I have a pattern based on experience and choice. I would recommend nonmedication addressing of issues related to sleep first anyway - habits, hygiene, etc. ...Read more
Talwin (pentazocine): If you have concerns about a drug the Dr. prescribes, ask the doc if something else might be appropriate ...Read more
What to do for knee pain when doctor doesn't want me to take meds for it and he only wants me to use hot/cold packs.
My stomach hurts, i take medicines that doctor gave me and it doesn't work.. Please help me with my problem.
Detailed exam: A detailed history and exam with some basic tests can diagnose problem. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm scared to take the prescription that my dietitian prescribed please help!?
Anytime you: have concerns about a medication - research it. Your pharmacist is a rich source of information. It is also amazing how much info you can get on line by googling. Did the provider talk with you about indications, target symptoms and possible side effects? ...Read more
Please give me example on how do anti depression medicine help me if I take 1 time only before an event I have.
Using antidepressant: Anti-depressant medication doesn't work, unfortunately, after just taking one time. They take effect after taking them consistently, and it usually takes 4-6 weeks to notice robust effects from them. Using other techniques, like deep breathing, guided imagery, meditation, or physical exercise could be tried to help you with more immediate effects. ...Read more
Want to know how i can get my doctor to switch me over to percocets instead of vicodain. The vicodain arent helping my pain, i have lupus?
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