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I'm in Nigeria at the moment and my period has started, I have no access to hot water or a heat pad. Taken meds no success in pain relief. Help!!

I'm in Nigeria at the moment and my period has started, I have no access to hot water or a heat pad. Taken meds no success in pain relief. Help!!

This is normal: The best treatment is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug. Over the counter drugs such as Aleve (naproxen) work well, but the dose needs to be higher than on the directions. 500 mg Naproxen twice a day should help the pain. If Naproxen does not help, then 2, 400 mg ibuprofen would be acceptable. Ponstel is a prescription drug that can also help. ...Read more

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A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's.

I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's.

You're getting: Younger. Suggest to your dr to consider giving u muscle relaxers and/or opioids usual causes of back pain are muscle strain &ddd/degenerative disc disease/ arthritis of the spine. Though the name sounds dreadful, fear not! People don't die from it. Continue with what u r doing. Maintain good posture, massage and physical therapy may help if it worsens, x-ray and/or MRI of the spine may b warranted. ...Read more

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Woke up 3 days ago w my r foot asleep. Then severe lwr back pain. W/ weakness n tingling dwn my legs. Heat, ice, pills 0 helping. Ideas 4 pain relief?

Woke up 3 days ago w my r foot asleep. Then severe lwr back pain. W/ weakness n tingling dwn my legs. Heat, ice, pills 0 helping. Ideas 4 pain relief?

Disk problem: Usually low back pain and foot tingling/numbness are signs that the nerve innervation of the leg is being pinched at the level of the spinal disk. There are other possibilities that a doctor visit could explore. If either the leg or foot get weak or painful to the point you can't walk, go to the hospital immediately. Plan on visiting a doctor soon if things don't get better. ...Read more

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What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription.
Examples are:
- paracetamol (eg panadol brand)
- ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand)
- aspirin

Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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Can cannabis be used for pain relief alongside other medication?

Can cannabis be used for pain relief alongside other medication?

Yes: Yes, cannabis can be very helpful for pain but at times it is not enough and can be combined with other medications. It can have a synergistic effect and may reduce the dose of other medicines needed. Consider forms high in CBD, which, while effective for pain, are less psychoactive. Cannabis can also be used topically, which again is not psychoactive yet can be very helpful for pain. ...Read more

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Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

What do you have?: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

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If I take UTI pain relief medication will it interfere with my UTI test tomorrow?

Clarification: If you decide to take Pyridium (phenazopyridine) for UTI pain it cam affect the urine results but the urine culture can help detect the bacteria. Taking an anti inflammatory such as advil will not affect the results. ...Read more

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I was dx with fibromyalgia & I am not getting pain relief from my currant medications. Would celebrex (celecoxib) be an option?

I was dx with fibromyalgia & I am not getting pain relief from my currant medications. Would celebrex (celecoxib) be an option?

Off-label Rx: Celebrex (celecoxib) is commonly used to lessen the pain of people afflicted with the pain of fibromyalgia. However, Celebrex (celecoxib) has not been approved by the FDA to treat fibromyalgia, so this use would be an off-label prescription. Always before beginning any new drug, it is important to review your medical history with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a strong, long lasting pain relief medication, for about 10 hours?

Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more

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What medication can provide pain relief for a broken arm?

What medication can provide pain relief for a broken arm?

Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to ice, casting, elevation, and rest. If pain is severe and resistant to above medications, you can utilize a narcotic (i.e. Percocet). Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist/sports medicine physician on other options for pain control. ...Read more

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I have apo-cuclobenzaprine 10mg for my back, can I use this medication to help with the pain relief of hemorhoids and fissure?

Pain relief: I am sorry to know that you are having pain today. While cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant, it is unlikely to help your hemorrhoid pain. I would recommend Analpram which is a hydrocortisone treatment that will treat the hemorrhoid pain at the source. Cyclobenzaprine can also have other side effects, and is unlike to work as well as Analpram does. Contact your doctor for additional recommend. ...Read more

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My hand is paining around the wrist area, is there any medication for pain relief?

My hand is paining around the wrist area, is there any medication for pain relief?

Yes but: Yes but it depends what you do for a living
If you are on a computer or you use a keyboard you might having the beginning of carpel tunnel syndrome
Take ibuprofen and wear a wrist splint and take a break from your job ...Read more

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Am taking tramadol for moderate pain relief for my shouIder, but I had a seizure, what pain medication would u recommend?

Am taking tramadol for moderate pain relief for my shouIder, but I had a seizure, what pain medication would u recommend?

See pain management: Taking too much of a pain medication can trigger a seizure. For example, patients who take tramadol may have seizures. A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain and seizure. ...Read more

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I just had a spinal fusion l4-5 to s1. How can I get pain relief without any medications?

Depends: It depends on how recent it was and your pain tolerance. Having enough pain relief to carry on most of your daily activities helps you recover. If you are comfortable enough for these, you may forgo the medicine. Balance any side effects of medicine against your ability to get up and go. If it okay with your surgeon, you can use an ice pack or heating pack to the area of your surgical wound. ...Read more

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What OTC medication is best for pain relief from moderate bruising? I know aspirin wouldn't be the best idea.

What OTC medication is best for pain relief from moderate bruising? I know aspirin wouldn't be the best idea.

Your meds plus ice: Tylenol (acetaminophen) generally works fine. If that doesn't, do it ibuprofen is the next step. If the bruising is within the last day, an ice pack applied to the area for 20 minute/hr will help. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

Whatever works: That was a terse answer, but that is the truth. Everything from over the counter meds to narcotics need to be used, but most people will eventually need narcotics due to the intense pain. Bisphosphonates are used to slow the damage, but does not alleviate the pain. Surgery is the definitive solution. ...Read more

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Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Anti-depressants: There are many different types of antidepressants, and sometimes these will help with gastrointestinal symptoms. If you find the Remeron (mirtazapine) is working but does cause you side effects, contact the prescribing doctor, to see if they recommend switching to a different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which drugs do they give you for pain relief in hospital?

Many types & combos: The variety of medicines are available to control pain including opioids, NSAIDs, anxiolitics, local anesthetics or a combination of all. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any good pain relief methods without drug use?

Acupuncture: Has been successfull for many people I know, including myself. ...Read more

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Are there effective non-narcotic drugs for pain relief during child birth?

Are there effective non-narcotic drugs for pain relief during child birth?

Injection: There are various nerve blocks that your OB can do. An epidural is non-narcotic and very effective. ...Read more

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Ggt 171 ALT 51 not abusing alcohol or drugs not taking pain relief just finished co amoxiclav 625 mg three times daily for 7 days?

Ggt 171 ALT 51 not abusing alcohol or drugs not taking pain relief just finished co amoxiclav 625 mg three times daily for 7 days?

Maybe "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast, alt, ggt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). Ggt is not however specific to just the liver--so, what tests have been done ; what has been ruled out? ...Read more

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Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one?

Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one?

Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose.

Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more