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Can A Obgyn Write For Tramadol Or Narcotics
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
Can any doctor prescribe Suboxone for opioid dependence treatment or do you have to go to a special clinic or doctor?
Find a specialist: According to the fda, doctors must take an 8-hour class on addiction treatment, or already possess such credentials, and then apply for a special dea#. Once they obtain their # they are limited to treating only 30 patients at a time. See http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders/ucm191523.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one ask a PCP for pain mgmt. narcotics without seeming to be "drug-seeking." A follow-up to my INCREDIBLE pain post?
I think appropriate: approach would be to give clear details about the level, quality & location of pain. Explain how medications to date have worked - side effects, how well pain was reduced & for how long. There is a lot of pressure now a days for doctors not to over-prescribe narcotics. Thus, you doctor may wish to ensure that non-narcotic avenues have been pursued prior to moving toward narcotics. See you have > ...Read more
Can you suggest a means to get my doctor to give me a benzo like xana, ativan (lorazepam) or valium?
Hmmm!: Discuss your symptoms with your physician. However, i would not expect the doctor to prescribe you benzodiazapines. It is a doctor's duty to first do no harm. You would need a medical indication for one of these medications and the doctor would need to determine that this was the best course of action. What you want and what the doctor believes you need may not be the same thing. ...Read more
It would be for me: But-I'm sure there are situations and justifications for that sort of combination when dealing with pain management situations of special gravity or in patients who may have terminal cancer illnesses who are in completely unremitting and relentless pain. But in general, I would think that either 1 or the other in high enough dose or frequency of dosing should be sufficient for most types of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) come up as just benzos or 2 specific things in a drug test by pain management clinic? Same question for oxycodone 5mg
Depends on what drug: test they are doing. They are NOT all the same. Some screening tests will not pick up clonazepam (klonopin) at all, while other forms of drug testing will. In some kinds of tests, it will be differentiated, while others will just say positive for benzodiazepines. Oxycodone also requires some specialized testing, and many opiate tests will not detect it. Most tests now test for all of them. ...Read more
After a 6-8month opiate addiction, would you recommend prescribing a benzo for anxiety to help after you have quit the opiates?
Can vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for better words be classed as opiates in a meconium test?
Dr. Saghafi : Is a neurologist in Cleveland who is very available for consults on HealthTap. He can prescribe medicines in Ohio. Good luck! ...Read more
Would Phenergan (promethazine) be effective for pain rather than Norco? Looking for alternatives to discuss with my MD, already on UltramER & take Norco PRN for pain
Can you take Valium before a colposcopy? I have severe anxiety when it comes to needles and medical procedures, as they don't use anesthesia for colposcopy, they say an ib profrium is okay. Is taking a Valium to help with both pain and fainting or nausea
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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