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Doctor insights on: Any Non Narcotic Pain Meds Addictive

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more


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What are the best non narcotic meds for chronic pain?

What are the best non narcotic meds for chronic pain?

NSAIDs : Help with inflammation and are good for pain. Several antidepressants help with chronic pain as well. Nerve pain has different treatment options. Talk to your doctor to see which treatment is best for you. Several non narcotic options are out there ...Read more

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Aside from OTC meds, what non narcotic meds work well for sciatica pain reaching my feet?

Aside from OTC meds, what non narcotic meds work well for sciatica pain reaching my feet?

NSAID's: For over the counter non narcotic pain medication one of the best to help control pain from sciatica is ibuprofen. It not only is a good analgesic but also provides anti inflammatory properties which can reduce primary source of pain. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing excruciating chronic sciatic nerve pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a herniated disc. Are there any non narcotic prescription meds that would be effective with this pain?

I'm experiencing excruciating chronic sciatic nerve pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a herniated disc. Are there any non narcotic prescription meds that would be effective with this pain?

Natural pain methods: Some things that help for irritated nerve pain naturally are: Magnesium malate or glycinate 1000 mg- This is a natural muscle relaxer. Work your way up to 1000 mg. If loose stool, reduce dosing. Omega fish oil- I like combinations of omega 3 and omega 7 for their anti-inflammatory effects. Up to 5000 mg. Vitamin D- If levels are low, can help with back pain. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is it problematic if i've been narcotic pain meds for more then a year?

Is it problematic if i've been narcotic pain meds for more then a year?

Problematic: It could be depending on tge dose and how frequently you use them. If you have been using them daily for a year, chances are that you are physically dependent on the med. Not saying that you abused it, just simply that that is a property of the medication. As such, if you would suddenly stop the med, you are going to have some withdrawel symptoms that could be uncomfortable. Muscle aches, nausea, . ...Read more

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How do you get yourself off of narcotic pain meds?

How do you get yourself off of narcotic pain meds?

Gradually: You may taper off the dose by one or two percent every other day with the guidance of your physician. Quitting "cold turkey, " or suddenly is dangerous, but it is done! please consult a physician while making changes in your medications. Honesty with yourself is the first step, but learning from others' experiences may help guide you. Support groups may help in this. ...Read more

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How early can I get my non narcotic meds refilled?

How early can I get my non narcotic meds refilled?

Huh?: You should ask your doctor what he/she recommends regarding getting early refills. ...Read more

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Can anyone be on narcotic pain meds for a long time without getting addicted?

Can anyone be on narcotic pain meds for a long time without getting addicted?

Long Term Narc Use: Prescription narcotics use over long period has several side effects and it does cause tolerance, and addiction in many patients.But some patients can be tapered of these gradually without long term addiction. ...Read more

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Is there anything as strong as narcotic pain meds but not officially a narcotic?

Toradol: Clinical studies have shown ketorolac (toradol) to have equal efficacy to narcotics. Some studies have also shown the combination of tylenol and Ibuprofen to be equivalent as well. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more