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Doctor insights on: Are Any Pain Medications Particularly Good For Chronic Pelvic And Vaginal Pain

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Solutions for chronic pain relief? What are some options for dealing with chronic pain that do not have side effects?

Diagnos the problem: Its important to know the etiology of your pain before starting a treatment plan. All treatments have main effects and side effects, the key is to maximize the former and minimize the latter. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach, think about consulting a physical medicine and rehab doc, also called a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Tramadol technically: is an opiate. It is a synthetic opiate receptor binding drug and is effective for mild to moderate pain. There are many modalities for treating pain other than medication alone. If this is a chronic problem you may wish to speak with a pain specialist (in fact I strongly recommend this). NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also helpful for pain, but have significant potential for adverse effect ...Read more

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Is there any pain reliever for back pain for scoliosis for pregnant woman. I mean those we can maintain daily which for severe pain which can't harm?

Is there any pain reliever for back pain for scoliosis for pregnant woman. I mean those we can maintain daily which for severe pain which can't harm?

Appliance: Pregnant 24yo w. "severe" back pain & scoliosis seeks relief. Loose-ligament joints sublux. Sacroiliac joint, SIJ, subluxation attends pregnancy in women w. Hypermobility Syndrome & Andry Vleeming's studies have demonstrated that SIJ belts relieve back pain in pregnant women. Women w. Hypermobility Syndrome commonly have functional scoliosis that is present standing & absent prone. Gravity Rules! ...Read more

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Is their any other type of treatment for arthritis in your lower back and pelvic bone except for pain meds or shots?

Is their any other type of treatment for arthritis in your lower back and pelvic bone  except for pain meds or shots?

Surgery is the last: Surgery is the final option, but there are many medications that can be trialled before going down that road. ...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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Having severe neck pain and back. I'm however uninsured. What are some over-the-counter medicine that may be helpful?

Having severe neck pain and back. I'm however uninsured. What are some over-the-counter medicine that may be helpful?

NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They 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 to them. ...Read more

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What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

Nerve Pain: Docs might recommend medications such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or gralise. Cymbalta, a medication normally used for depression, has also been used for nerve pain. These medications require monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

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Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Other medications: If Ibuprofen doesn't help, you can try other nsaids. There are other pain medications like anti-seizure medication, muscle relaxants .... They can be used for nerve pain. If your pain persists, i recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are pain clinics usually good at having non-narcotic solutions for chronic pain?

Are pain clinics usually good at having non-narcotic solutions for chronic pain?

Most aren't: If staffed by anesthiologist and/or other pain specialists who are board certified and affiliated with a local hospital and clinic, the answer is yes! if the clinic is advertising on tv and is staffed by gps, pas, and nps, no! all you need to express is your desire for a non-narcotic solution. These clinics usually require a referral with a discrete dx, not just "pain" diagnosis is first! ...Read more

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Have severe back pain, along with other fm pain, for some reason i've not responded to usual drugs added with tramadol, r there less known ones to try?

Have severe back pain, along with other fm pain, for some reason i've not responded to usual drugs added with tramadol, r there less known ones to try?

Need evaluation: There are lots of reasons why you may have back pain. Things related to your spine, vascular system, GI system, gu system, rheumatologic issues (like fm), etc. You need to ensure all these systems are ruled out as pain generators, and there are no occult issues like tumor, infection etc. That can also cause severe back pain. Pain medications use is not advised as a long-term solution. ...Read more

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Pain killers are giving little or no relief from heel and ankle pain. Are there any treatments for this by acupuncture?

Pain killers are giving little or no relief from heel and ankle pain. Are there any treatments for this by acupuncture?

Heel pain: You don't mention orthotics or cortisone injections . Both are effective , but without seeing your x rays to determine what is causing the pain I am speculating. See your podiatrist for a real diagnosis and treatment . Good luck. ...Read more

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Which type of anti inflammatory drugs would be the most effective for treating my arthritis back pain? I've been diagnosed with arthritis, and i'm in constant pain along my spine. Are the newer anti inflammatory drugs a safe choice to relieve my symptoms,

NSAID: Not all anti inflammatory medicines are the same. Celebrex (celecoxib) (a cox-2 nsaid) has less GI side effects than Motrin and other nsaids. Naprelan is also an NSAID with less GI side effects. There are also NSAID patches (flector) and ointment preparations (voltaren gel) that i prescribe for patients with high blood pressure and/or GI ulcers/bleeds in which oral NSAID could be harmful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking antidepressants for physical pain or discomfort?

What are the negative consequences of taking antidepressants for physical pain or discomfort?

May be good: Certain antidepressants - not all - are good for neuropathic pain or some other chronic pains. To do this, they must be taken regularly - not like an immediate painkiller. It may actually be safer to control pain by an antidepressant than immediate painkillers because of side effects of the latter such as on the stomach or kidneys - as well as those that habituate (antidepressants don't habituate). ...Read more

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As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts

As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts

Avoid acetaminophen: Try to avoid pain meds that are secreted by the kidneys. For inflammation Acetaminophen would not be effective, would recommend Ibuprofen as an initial treatment and see how you respond. If you have other concerns contact your nephrologist. ...Read more