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Addicted Pain Medication
Pain medication addiction? How quickly can someone become addicted to prescription pain medication?
No and yes: The use of the narcotic will not do it itself. However, it is common to find that those who who have issues with substance abuse tent to also neglect their own health. Failure to properly take care of your oral health can lead to major dental problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction vs : Dependence. Chronic administration of narcotic analgesics will result in a physical dependence, meaning that the body accommodates to a number of the medication effects and if suddenly stopped the person will go through a withdrawal. Addiction is a pattern of maladative use leading to an inability to function normally. Chronic pain patients on appropriate medication can function well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Reliably..: You may minimize these symptoms by withdrawing slowly, preferably under the direction of a health care professional. He/she may suggest replacement medications within the context of your medical profile and current circumstances. Long-time users, people with long-term and ongoing pain control issues, and those with chronic diseases do not allow for a simple answer to this question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opiate addiction: Acknowledging addiction is the first step to recover. There are resources in communities to help people like you to recover. Please see an addiction doctor in your area to get treatment. There are inpatient and outpatient options for you to get off opiates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I find information on pain killers vicodin, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycodone?
A psychiatrist: is a medical doctor, he ma prescribe any medication he pleases ...Read more
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