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Any Non Narcotic Pain Meds Addictive
Hi Dr. I have been on hydroxyzine 50mg for 3 months.i am quitting them today will i have any kind of effects from this?my dr tells me this is non narcotic an not addictive.what is your knowledge to this medication?ty Ron
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Huh?: You should ask your doctor what he/she recommends regarding getting early refills. ...Read more
Which condition?: You do not name the condition. Please re-ask. ...Read more
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
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