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Narcotics, yes: It's easy to develop tolerance to narcotic medications (morphine, demerol, dilaudid, vicodin, etc.) if they are taken for more than a few days. This means that it will take more and more drug to produce the same level of pain relief. Other types of analgesia, or pain relief, do not produce tolerance. These include local anesthetics, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn. ...Read more
While on pain management and i take my pain medication less than prescribed will i still pass their drug test?
Possibly not: Drug testing can detect even minute amounts of painkillers and other drugs. If your job requires drug testing, you need to find out which pain medications are ok: tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil probably are, but vicodin or other narcotics even in small amounts probably are not. Consult your pain management doctor for more advice, and help in cutting down on any medications that could cause you problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 24yr old female with fibromyalgia and many headaches, why do the pain management drs. Say i'm to young for pain medication?
Pain management: Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation ..... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.
Variable: Depending on your state laws, it may be illegal to drive at all when taking certain medications, so this is not the place to ask. You need to contact a local attorney and get the correct information. If your work depends on interstate driving, the federal rules are far more stringent, and you need to be aware of them. ...Read more
More than just meds: Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation ..... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have prescriptions for level two medications for chronic pain. I am having difficulties locating a pain management doctors. What are your thoughts?
Unfortunately: The current climate of the profession is making it difficult to find doctor's that are willing to treat chronic pain. Even if you find a pain management doctor, he or she may be unwilling to prescribe your medications. Try finding a localgeneral practice or internal medicine doctor. Have your medical records with you. If your condition warrents the meds, you should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of pain management is out there medication wise for someone dealing with chronic stomach pains?
What the pains ?: The first thing would be to establish the cause of the stomach pain symptoms because different types of pain symptoms may require different and specific treatment options if one is to attain the best pain control possible. Medication use is not always the answer. Be well. ...Read more
What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?
I take other medications for other medical issues as well. Gralise is what the pain management doctor prescribed on my first visit. It's not doing muc?
Tell Dr of ALL meds!: Be sure that ALL doctors you see know about ALL meds you take. They need to know and your telling/reminding can really help. Also, if any seem to be ineffective or causing any side effects, discuss it ASAP. That's a big part of treatment. ...Read more
Are drugs prescribed for long-term pain management addictive? I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and i'm a little worried that i'll end up addicted to whatever pain medication the doctor puts me on.
I agree with the : Previous answer. I would add that being dependant and being addicted are different. Addiction is consumption of drugs in a pattern that makes life worse. You can ge dependant on meds while they make life better. Insomnia improvement is key, do u clinch teeth at night? Tramadol is a partial opiod stimulator that builds up brain transmitters and decrease pain. You should b able 2 tx w/o ful opiod. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.
Any alternative pain management suggestions once excrutiating migraine hits? No medication as i'm pregnant. Only taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and icing neck.
I am currently enrolled in a pain management facility. I have only had one appointment. The doctor was supposed to change my anti-inflammatory medication, but he just refilled my current prescription. Also, he offered to refill my 5mg Norco, but I refused
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