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I have recently been prescribed dilaudid for pain, but it is cauing itching and severe back, side and stomach pain.Why is this?
I inject my dilaudid (pills) because orally they don't work. I have severe pain from catamenial pneumothorax. How can I get prescribed IV dilaudid ?
BAD Idea. Very bad.: Dilaudid for oral use is meant for oral use. There are many potential complications from using oral medication intravenously, and these can be catastrophic. In fact, I am skeptical that the medication does not work orally, as I suspect it does not work as rapidly as you would like, meaning you get a quicker onset when you inject it. STOP NOW. You need to see a pain medication specialist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HI, I WAS PRESCRIBED 5MG HCL METHADONE AT BEDTIME. I STARTED FOR A WEEK AT AND HAVING SIDE EFFECTS, THE LAST TWO DAYS I DECREASED TO 2.5 MG. TONIGHT I PLAN TO STOP IT BUT ADD 2.68MG OF MY DILAUDID TO EQUAL THE 2.5MG METHADONE. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONT
Question cut off: Please don't make changes to your medications without consulting with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Yes: That is a very large amount of dilaudid. Dilaudid is a powerful narcotic and opioid naive patients will normally start around 1-2 mg. I am not sure why you are asking, but please do not take this large of a dose and if you have and you do not normally take opioids, please have someone take you to the er. Otherwise, a 20mg dose at once should be avoided. I hope this answer helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no "best": It's a narcotic/opioid.. All Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain. They have slight differences in their side effects, but overall they are quite similar. There is no " best " ...Read more
Depends what for: And on each individual. Dilaudid is a strong medication and shouldn't be first line, but can be very effective if pain is refractory. However, some people respond better to less powerful opioids inexplicably. Sometimes pain medication has to be trial and error and you and your physician may need to work to find the pain med that treats you specifically the best. ...Read more