Top
20
Doctor insights on: Opioid Pain Medicines

Share
Dr. Ira Friedlander
2 doctors shared insights

Opioid Pain Medicines (Overview)

Opiates are any pain killer medication derived from the poppy plant. Opioids can be opiates as well, but generally describe any pain killers with morphine like properties


1

1
Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ira Friedlander
2 doctors shared insights

Opioid Pain Medicines (Overview)

Opiates are any pain killer medication derived from the poppy plant. Opioids can be opiates as well, but generally describe any pain killers with morphine like properties


2

2
Will ADHD effect narcotic pain medications?

Will ADHD effect narcotic pain medications?

Maybe: Adhd people's brains are wired differently than regular brains, particularly in children. Sedatives are often stimulating to adhd kids. Analgesics sometimes are ineffective, and opioids sometimes worsen the add symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
<b>3</b> doctors agreed:
3

3
Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
once
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
once
4

4
Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which pain medications work better:  mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which is best: The one that works. There is no such thing as a best drug, the one that takes care of your pain and has the least side effects (for you) is the best. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
Once
If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
once
See a doctor
Once
Consider seeing a physical therapist
Once
7

7
Side effects of percocet pain killers?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using percocet: constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; light-headedness; nausea; vomiting. ...Read more

8

8
Are pain relief pills addictive?

Are pain relief pills addictive?

If they contain : Opiods - yes! do your best to stay away from them by partnering with your pain management doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
<b>2</b> doctors agreed:
9

9
Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
Once
If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
Once
11

11
Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
<b>3</b> doctors agreed:
12

12
Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
Once
Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
Once
Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
Once
Consider counseling for coping strategies
Once
13

13
Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Continuous release pain medicines for fibromyalgia?

Nucynta (tapentadol) ER: Has opioid effects and serotonin effects. Dual function. ...Read more

15

15
Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Daily
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
Once
Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
Once
Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
Daily
16

16
Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Painful situation: You have a difficult problem which is not uncommon. You need a concerned physician to review the reactions and what alternatives are available for treatment. Ideally you could see an allergist and a pain specialist to resolve this issue. Also i would be looking into alternative methods of controlling pain such as stress reduction meditation and even possibly acupuncture. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
<b>2</b> doctors agreed:
18

18
Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
once
Have a pelvic exam
once
Have an ultrasound
once
19

19
Alternative pain meds to oxy?

Depends: I'm thinking that you are referring to oxycontin, a powerful opiate used as a pain killer and recreationally. Speak with your md about lesser potent meds and weaning off the opiates altogether. ...Read more