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Why won't my doctor prescribe me pain medication?

Why won't my doctor prescribe me pain medication?

Narcotics ?: Physicians may be reticent to prescribe narcotics if NSAID's or less aggressive meds might do the trick. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Why won´t my doctor prescribe s stronger pain medication?

Why won´t my doctor prescribe s stronger pain medication?

No easy answer: It is difficult to say why your doctor won't prescribe a stronger pain medication without knowing the details of your specific clinical situation. However, rarely is pain medication the answer as these are only pain "maskers", whereas we want to look for the source of the pain and treat the cause of the pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done to get your doctor to prescribe you pain medication?

Not your call.: I am always "frightened"by patients who believe they need pain meds, usually, no always meaning narcotics. They almost always have "tasted" these drugs before, frequently inappropriately! your doctor is the best arbitor of this, hopefully a creditable one. Very few patients need narcotic therapy. Narcotics are grossly overprescribed! you are male-they will kill your masculinity! great trade off! ...Read more

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Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Not always: Some people have success with breaking the headache with the migraine med, so they do not need other pain medication. However, others need something to help them get to that point, just depends on the patient and the physician. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a doctor or ER prescribe pain medication for severe tooth ache?

Is it ever that a doctor or ER prescribe pain medication for severe tooth ache?

Yes: But also be aware that the majority of ers are not capable to treating the problem. You will need to see a dentist to address the cause of the toothache so it can go away for good. ...Read more

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Why are so many doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medications for fibromyalgia?

Why are so many doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medications for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: The current feeling is avoid using opioids in fibromyalgia. This does not mean that in severe cases opioids should not be used. Docotrs have to justify their prescription - so if the exam shows no objective findings then there would be no indication to write for an opioid - just saying "i have pain" is not enough. ...Read more

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Will my doctor prescribe medications for my condition?

Will my doctor prescribe medications for my condition?

Depends: Your doctor may prescribe you medication if your condition requires it. However, he may need to do some tests to rule out other possible causes or just to determine one before he does so. ...Read more

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Is it true that any doctor can prescribe any medication?

Doctors: True, but most doctors would be hesitant to prescribe medicines not belonging to their specialty field especially on long-term basis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get my doctor to prescribe me the right pain medications?

You & your doctor : may not agree on your opinions about what the RIGHT pain medication is. Your doctor is responsible to safely prescribe and to keep risk at a minimum. The requirements differ by state: http://www.medscape.com/resource/pain/opioid-policies ...Read more