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How do you ease the bad pain of Costochondritis? I'm allergic to pain killers. Is why I'm asking. Thankyou~

How do you ease the bad pain of Costochondritis? I'm allergic to pain killers. Is why I'm asking. Thankyou~

Drug allergy: You should seek the opinion of an allergist to weed through our drug allergies and present alternatives. Pain killers come from different classes of medications and it is unlikely you are allergic to all of them.

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I think I'm having anxiety issues and I would like to try oxycontin but am allergic to pain killers could that medicine affect me?

I think I'm having anxiety issues and I would like to try oxycontin but am allergic to pain killers could that medicine affect me?

Oxy NOT for anxiety: This medication is not indicated/approved for use to treat anxiety. If you are having anxiety issues needing treatment, please consult your doc for an evaluation. He/she may refer you to a psychiatrist if needed. There many treatments available for anxiety and so don't try Oxycontin for this. It is not safe. Best of luck...

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Goodmorning Doc my husband is allergic to first- ibuprofen and now he just had swollen eyes after taken mefenamic acid, what other pain killers can he take? My mother in law recommends Tramadol hydrochloride, is it safe? Thanks in advance Yuri

Goodmorning Doc my husband is allergic to first- ibuprofen and now he just had swollen eyes after taken mefenamic acid, what other pain killers can he take? My mother in law recommends Tramadol hydrochloride, is it safe? Thanks in advance Yuri

Yes: Tramadol is not an NSAID like the others. Since swelling from NSAID is usually considered specific to that NSAID instead of all NSAIDs, it is interesting to note that your husband has become allergic to two types of NSAID. Avoid all NSAID unless ok'd by an allergist.

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Where can I buy pain killers?

Where can I buy pain killers?

Pain killers: Apart from OTC ones like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAID's you cannot but and should not but any other pain killers. All pain killers needs to be prescribed by doctors and used according the their explicit instructions.

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What are some strong pain killers?

What are some strong pain killers?

Pain killers: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of the ACUTE pain. However, when pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain.

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What are some natural pain killers?

What are some natural pain killers?

Acupuncture: Has been around for thousands of years and can be a very effective method of managing pain.

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Why are pain killers causing me pain?

Why are pain killers causing me pain?

Question unclear: Not enough info to properly answer. Some pain meds like narcotics can cause abdominal pain due to their effects of decreasing bowel movement. Almost all pain meds, if used regularly, can cause rebound increase in pain when you stop. Perhaps you could provide more information?

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What is a high dosage of pain killers?

What is a high dosage of pain killers?

Were you asking: About a particular drug? If so, please provide that information.

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What are the most powerful pain killers?

What are the most powerful pain killers?

Depends on the issue: Narcotics or Opioids are usually considered the powerful group of pain killers but they are most often used for cancer pain and in acute situations like post surgery. Depending on the cause of the pain, the selection of the drug might be different. Try not to self medicate.

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Is it possible to die from pain killers?

Is it possible to die from pain killers?

Yes: Use of narcotics is a serious business. Tread with care.

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How might I get prescribed pain killers?

How might I get prescribed pain killers?

Why?: Pain meds that are strong cover up cancer pain. You should have a diagnosis rather than get rid of pain without a diagnosis. Once you know why you have pain, a doctor will want to increase use of tools at their disposal to address that pain.

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How many pain killers can you take in 1 day?

How many pain killers can you take in 1 day?

Pain kilers: You are to take exactly what is prescribed to you. The answer is based on your doctor allows you to take per day.

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What is a safe dosage of pain killers to take?

What is a safe dosage of pain killers to take?

Question too broad: OTC pain meds like Advil & Aleve have completely different dosage levels & one can be taken many times a day, the other only once or twice.Tylenol (acetaminophen) has a maximum dosage of 4 g per day or it can cause liver failure.Opiates have a wide range of efficacy & combinations and dosing schedules. You need to talk with your dr. To determine which med is best for you & the dosage.

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What are the newest pain killers on the market?

Newest pain meds: Most of the new ones are abiuse deterrent or resistant. HysinglaER, ZohydroER (hydrocodone), embeda (morphine), Butrans (buprenorphine)

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Is it possible to build a tolerance to pain killers?

Is it possible to build a tolerance to pain killers?

Only if you're human: We all develop tolerance after the first dose of any pain medication. This is a naturally occurring phenomenon.

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Can I take pain killers that are expired (2-6 months)?

Sure: They may not be as effective, though. But don't increase the dose... They are likely fine but may not be as effective.

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What to do if pain killers are causing me pain. Help!?

Pain killers painful: There is something called opiate induced hyperalgesia. This means that taking opiate pain killers for long time causes increased pain sensitivity. Gradually tapering off the medication may help. My advise would be to seek a non-drug solution to your pain such as interventions done by a qualified pain physician.

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What is the long term effect from snorting pain killers?

Besides Death?: Addiction and dependence of these meds will be issues for when you need to come off these meds. Your nasal membranes will become weak, bleed and result in constant sinus infections which can eat through the cartilage in your nose. Once that happens obvious facial deformity requiring reconstructive surgery. This is of course if you do not overdose first. Please get help for this asap.