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Do You Develop Drug Tolerance To Analgesia
Narcotics, yes: It's easy to develop tolerance to narcotic medications (morphine, demerol, dilaudid, vicodin, etc.) if they are taken for more than a few days. This means that it will take more and more drug to produce the same level of pain relief. Other types of analgesia, or pain relief, do not produce tolerance. These include local anesthetics, tylenol, or nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn. ...Read more
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
While on pain management and i take my pain medication less than prescribed will i still pass their drug test?
Possibly not: Drug testing can detect even minute amounts of painkillers and other drugs. If your job requires drug testing, you need to find out which pain medications are ok: tylenol or advil probably are, but vicodin or other narcotics even in small amounts probably are not. Consult your pain management doctor for more advice, and help in cutting down on any medications that could cause you problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was given methadone almost 2 weeks ago and it was basically a one time thing and i just took a drug test at my pain management will it show up?
Maybe: More likely to pick up the metabolite eddp. Why would you be concerned? If you are under the care of a pain management physician i would expect that they rxd the methadone. If it was not rxd for you then you using or trying the Methadone would be a warning sign for possible abuse and you should seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Addiction is a psychological disorder and many patients who become addicted are predisposed to that state. Medications are take at their own risk. There should be an informed consent with a patient along with education prior to starting opioid therapy. Unfortunately many pain providers may not do this. No one has to take pain medications. These medications are taken electively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been in pain management for 10yrs and taking opiates I am starting to have drug seeking behavior what should I do?
Talk to your doctor: Pain is real. There are many treatments other than opiates. Problem with opiates is your body develops tolerance over time and you need more to get the same effect for pain relief and the euphoria (good mood) you get. Actually people become more sensitive to pain with chronic opiate use. Talk to your doctor about alternative treatments and see if it is possible to reduce opiates over time. ...Read more
It depends.: It all depends on what the pain diagnosis is and more importantly what the initial evaluation shows. If a legitimate diagnosis is present and the patient is compliant, i see no reason as to why he should be denied care. ...Read more
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