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Asking My Ob For Pain Medication
I have PMDD. My Dr. is leary about giving me pain medicine. I was taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for the breast pain. How can i talk her into prescribing tramadol?
Rather then telling: your how to talk your doctor into prescribing you tramadol - why don't I tell you the things that you can do to proactively help the problem. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, > ...Read moreSee 3 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
Several means: The epidural is a great choice , unless there is a medical reason you are not a candidate for epidural they are great because they are safe and the fetus gets little if any medication and it can be used for delivery or c section. If no epidural you can get narcotic injections like Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) but it has to be timed to your expected delivery to avoid the fetus getting it. There are also other meds ...Read more
Stronger Meds: Make an appointment with your pain management doctor ; explain that your pain is not currently optimally controlled. Your medication regimen may be adjusted ; alternative therapeutic options may be considered; such as interventional procedures, physical therapy, chiropractic, home exercise, etc. ...Read more
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
Hi there. I am soon having a medical abortion. Do doctors typically prescribe pain medication to help with pain throughout process for home?
Yes indeed: In general, clinics and doctors who provide pregnancy termination services are very sensitive to their patients needs (both medical and emotional), including pain control. You can rely on your provider to provide or prescribe whatever pain medications are needed. If in doubt, call and ask; you can expect a reassuring reply. ...Read more
I am taking tramadol for pain the doctor recently gave me Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 niether works for my back pain and fibroid tumors. What would you reccomend?
I have been diagnosed with fyofacial pain disorder, what kind of doctor can control my pain? I am uninsured, so a pain management clinic is out of the question, and my doctor is unable to prescribe narcotic drugs for pain. I understand the addictive prope
Physiatrist: Often times a physiatrist, or physical medicine doctor can make good rehabilitation recommendations. Even a session or two with a physical therapists (you will need a prescription) can be a way to get some tips for home exercise and stretching. Also, I am assuming you meant myofascial pain disorder? Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is best treatment for frequent ovarian cyst ruptures? My obgyn prescribed me vicodin for the pain but I don't want to keep taking them. Options?
I've been having abdominal pain. My ob-gyn prescribed me ritodrine hydrochloride drug. I want to know why this drug is prescribed?
Can my dr at pain management give me methadone for my chronic pain? Would it last longer than regular pain killers? I need opinions please.
Chronic Pain: You have to discuss with your pain specialist if Methadone is the right grug for your kind of pain and what else you can take and do including therapy, nerve blocks to spare the use of narcotics, which are very addictive and you develop tolerance if you use these long term narcotics are not the answer for all chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What questions should I be asking when looking for a pain management doctor for my 85-year-old father who has severe back pain? (history of surgeries)
I see my pain mgmt dr tomorrow for first diagnosed crps treatment. What are my chances of having a morphine pump installed? Pain is unbearable anymore
Complex regional Pain Syndrome: It is hard to predict what are the chances of a successful response to morphine pump. Other options are spinal cord stimulator, medications like cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) amitriptyline, nortriptyline or neurontin. This should all be combined with physical therapy. There are specialty pharmacies that can prepare topical compound products with analgesics, muscle relaxers and any inflammatory medications. ...Read more
I keep reading about doctors prescribing glucosamine for arthritis. Will this medication help my back pain?
What can I do if my doctor prescibed me vicodin for pain, my other prescribed my precocet, which is better?
It is better...: Not to receive prescriptions from more than one provider for the same family of medications, especially not controlled substances! ...Read more
Tramadol: Is a good non-opiod alternative for pain control. Many people complain excessive sedation associated with use of this medication. If you can tolerate it it works well. Ask your doctor about multi-modal therapy. ...Read more
Please tell me, could my pain management doctor refuse to prescribe for me unless i quit smoking?
Hard to say: I'm not able to answer based on limited information, and can't comment on another doctor. If you are referring to getting controlled medications for your pain, such as narcotics, some providers consider patient use of any addictive substances to be a cause of not prescribing pain medications. Smoking cigarettes has been connected to having lower ability to handle pain. Consider quitting! ...Read more
Im taking anti imflamatory now for 2 years for my chronic uper left back pain and this might give me my ulcer what medication should I take to cure?
Stop the NSAID: No medicine will cure a NSAID induced ulcer. Stop taking the anti-inflammatory and talk to your doctor about possible alternatives. ...Read more
Knee Surgery 1 month ago, a lot of pain meds. I am overusing my other knee. Should I ask my PCP or hepatologist for Celebrex (celecoxib) to ease pain/inflamation?
Methergine (methylergonovine): Dr Zacharias already covered OB uses. Methergine potential side effects include: nause, vomiting, loose stools, cramping, dizziness, pulmonary hypertension, severe hypertension, convulsion. Over dosage can lead to coma & respiratory depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc I have visited my ob and it was find out that I have pcos, the doctor prescribed metformin as medication. Is it effective doc?
My wife is 7wks preg&has fever only at nights for 3wks.She has seen her ob who prescribed palodrin&pcm but the drugs have had no effect.What do we do?
Fever: Need to go back and have further tests. May be you need to see an internist. ...Read more
Married since 6 years.Having 1still birth also diabetic. My ob put me on drugs for pg but no success.Now she diagnose me ovarien cyst on left overy?
Early: Some docs won't schedule the initial OB appt prior to 8-10 weeks and then some don't actually see the patient on that initial visit-- they rely on nursing staff to collect history information and perform initial blood work. My personal preference is to see the patient when she discovers she is pregnant and establish care as early as possible. If complications arise, care is already established. ...Read more
A good relationship!: Your first visit will consist of a complete history, physical exam, blood work and often an ultrasound. Then depending on your particulars the visits usually are spaced at monthly intervals until the last two months. These visits are usually "belly checks" where the heart rate is assessed and your weight and BP is measured. This is the best time to have your questions answred. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! good luck! ...Read more
Same: Most have board-certified ob/gyns who are assigned to the base. My buddy was one & the only difference he noticed was the ability to spend more time with patients since there were fewer patients to see. ...Read more
Questions to ask: You can email me at [email protected] and i'll be happy to send you a list you can print and take with you. Being comfortable with your dr. Is one of the most important aspects of your healthcare. Today, a good patient/doctor relationship is more of a partnership. How you feel when you leave the office is a good indicator of whether or not you've chosen a dr. Who is a good fit for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Standard OB appts. : Your OB appointments should include a urine test, fetal heart rate monitoring, a measurement of your belly, your weight and blood pressure. These are the standards items monitored throughout your pregnancy. Your OB may request more tests as your pregnancy progresses if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call your doctor: Call your doctor for an appointment. You will need to know the date of your last menstrual period. It is usually scheduled between 6-9 weeks gestation because the baby can be seen in the uterus at that point on ultrasound. If you don't have a doctor, check with your insurance to get a list of covered providers and research your options to find a good fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Additional years: Mfm is a sub-specialty of ob/gyn. Ob/gyn takes 4 years of training after medical school. Mfm (maternal-fetal medicine) takes an additional 3 years of training after that in which the focus is on managing different types and situations of high-risk pregnancies. An mfm doctor is an ob/gyn but with additional specialized skills not seen in standard ob/gyn practice. ...Read more
Hope so : Doctors are individuals with distinct personalities regardless of specialities. Hopefully you are treated well with your OB but if you do not both feel comfortable seek another. ...Read more
Ask your OB: Many times you're sent to high risk specialist for a higher level ultrasound, to address genetic concerns, or to follow up on a possible abnormality on a previous lab test or ultrasound. Some obs send patients for routine evaluations of advanced maternal age (ama), hypertension, diabetes, or if on chronic medications. Ask your ob, it may be routine for their office. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more
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