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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

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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

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Will?Abuse of?Narcotic pain medication ruin your teeth?

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 more

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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

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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

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Chance for addiction to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain killers?

Chance for addiction to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain killers?

Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin): Is a combination of Aspirin and a narcotic pain reliever called oxycodone---which carries a significant risk for addiction as do all narcotics. ...Read more

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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

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Could my psychiatrist prescribe a narcotic pain medication?

Agree w Dr Kent: Some psychiatrists deal with pain extensively in their practice and others elect not to. For instance - I do not prescribe narcotics for my pain patients. I do however, offer acupuncture to them. ...Read more

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How addictive are pain medications for chronic pain?

How addictive are pain medications for chronic pain?

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 more

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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

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Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

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 more

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

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

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What pain medication works better, mepergan or percocet?

What pain medication works better, mepergan or percocet?

Depends: Mepergan i'd Meperidine and Promethazine and this different from Percocet which is Acetaminophen and oxycodone. From a potency point of view they are different and not interchangeable. ...Read more

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How can I avoid withdrawls from narcotic pain medication?

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 more

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Addiction medicine or pain management?

For what: If you are addicted to pain medications see an addiction specialist. If you have pain see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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What pain meds can I take if I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, morphine, darvocet, and codeine?

Pain: Make sure that ur not dealing with side effects which at times can be controlled and not a true allergic reaction that is life threatening as this list of allergies is unusual ...Read more

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Addicted to prescription pain meds (opiates)? What should I do?

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 more

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Where can I find information on pain killers vicodin, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycodone?

Where can I find information on pain killers vicodin, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycodone?

Great websites: There are many excellent websites. This one happens to be one i really like: www.Partnersagainstpain.Com. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my psychiatrist prescribe a narcotic pain medication?

Doctors, can my psychiatrist prescribe a narcotic pain medication?

A psychiatrist: is a medical doctor, he ma prescribe any medication he pleases ...Read more

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How can I stop abusing pain medication?

How can I stop abusing pain medication?

Abusing pain med: Please seek help from pcp, addictionologist, psychologist and possible psychiatrist. If you can do it alone then "cudos" to you. More than likely you will need help. ...Read more