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Doctor insights on: Alternative To Pain Killers Fibromyalgia Polymyalgia

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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MY MOTHER HAS POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA. I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

MY MOTHER HAS POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA. I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Inflammatory vs. not: Can produce similar symptoms, but PMR is an inflammatory condition for which there is a single and effective treatment. FM is a condition with less defined symptoms which variably responds to a variety of interventions. Because they are common sometimes people will have both conditions. ...Read more

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Are headaches common with polymyalgia rheumatica. My Dr is trying to rule out fibromyalgia and put me on prednisone?

Are headaches common with polymyalgia rheumatica. My Dr is trying to rule out fibromyalgia and put me on prednisone?

See below: If your doctor thinks you have polymyalgia rheumatic but wants to rule out fibromyalgia you need a Rheumatologist. Reason,a modest dose of prednisone can improve Polymyalgia rheumatic but not fibromyalgia from there a headache in polymyalgia rheumatica can be a symptom of giant cell arthritis which requires evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it really easy to get addicted to pain killers?

Is it really easy to get addicted to pain killers?

It depends on the: Individual & the circumstances. Some people are more prone to addiction, & depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, schizophrenia & life stress can all increase the chance of addiction. But yes, narcotics, relaxants like xanax (alprazolam) & valium, barbituates & stimulants, alcohol can all be very addictive. Tobacco is exceptionally addictive. As the 70's ad said-'it's not good to mess w mother nature!'. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it illegal to take prescribed pain killers after you're cured?

Illegal: There is no law - about this except if you sell or share the meds with others. Its far safer for you to stop using the med if you do not need it. Also safely dispose of the med if not needed anymore. ...Read more

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