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Exuderm Sacrum Medication
I have MS and have constant lower back. Whether or not that has any relation I don't know what other medication I can take for pain. ?
What meds R U taking: In the initial stages of MS, pain is uncommon, but, as the condition deteriorates, muscles weaken, joints get unstable, posture changes and, of course, painful muscle spasms can occur. The best thing you can do is to is to get a referral to a physical therapist who has experience in treating such conditions. I also have MS. Pain meds are the treatment of last resort! Best wishes! ...Read more
Will i get better since aug 2 i strained my lower back i've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?
Soon: Most muscle strains like back strains can take 4 to 8 weeks to completely resolve. Lite exercise is ok during this time but i would not recommend weight lifting exercises like squats, leg presses or lunging till pain is all gone. Lite weight work and common sense (stop if pain develops) is generally ok as tolerated. ...Read more
Since this morning i am getting sharp pains on both side of my lower back when im breathing. I walk 30 mins twice a day and am on no medication.
Sharp pains: Sharp, shooting pains on inspiration, coughing or with certain motions are often due to pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles that run between 2 ribs. In your case the pinching may occur at the very bottom of the rib cage. If your pains are well below the lower ribs, they may due to some stretching of mildly strained or inflamed lumbar muscles caused by some of your exercise or activities. ...Read more
Is it possible for an epidural in my lower back to cause a gain in weight due to the steroid in the medication?
Extremely unlikely: As very little steroid is absorbed systemically... ...Read more
What is hypersensitivity to pain medication mean verses tolerance to meds? After seeing chiro pain is now wide spread spine instead of lower back
3 questions :
Tolerance means the meds don't work as well and you require MORE of them for the same effect. ( with dangerous side effects)
Hypersensitivity could mean the meds work TOO well and a little bit has a strong effect.
Why would you see a chiro ? Especially one that causes your pain to worsen ? If having pain that doesn't get better in a day or so see a real doctor for evaluation and recomend. ...Read more
49 yr old healthy woman takes no medications began experiencing constant aching all along lower back out of nowhere. No falls or injuries. What is it?
Tough to say: Especially since you are healthy and 49yo without any pre-existing issues,. it is difficult to tell you what that may be. I would recommend you get a good physical and clinical exam to properly diagnose your ailments. Simple viral illnesses to Lyme's, rheumatoid, Fibromyalgia, etc. etc. could all be possibilities Best to get it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with lupus, and I am wondering what medication is safe to take for pain. Is pain in lower back related to my kidney?
Depends: Depends on cause of pain and what systems are affected by your lupus. ...Read more
Back Pain Meds:
There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate:
http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more
I'm having pain at my lower back region on my waist line, please wht medication can I use to get rid of the pain, and make my waist strong?
I had constant lower back and leg pain for 12 hours straight pain medication did not help but inflammation tablets helped?
Pain in the low back radiating into the leg, and relieved with anti-inflammatory medication (such as Motrin or aspirin) suggests Sciatica, a form of radiculopathy(a medical condition affecting the root of a spinal nerve).
The most common cause is a herniated or bulging Disc.
For more information on this problem SEE: bit.ly/1v1juFX and bit.ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more
Not enough info: Don't know enough about your health history - nor which medications you are taking. ...Read more
Have gastro on medication for 6 months now lately my stomach has been hurting more and have pain in lower back around kidneys
Revisit doctor. : I'm not sure about with what you've been diagnosed; but if six months of treatment have not helped your symptoms, and in fact if your symptoms have seemingly worsened and progresses, then you need to revisit the prescribing doctor to entertain other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
Suffering from lower back pain. Avoiding medication so i can donate blood soon. Applied a pad last night, suffered from nausea this morning. Normal?
I am having hot flashes on my lower back everyday it start from last month. It last 2 min day time and night time it's hard to sleep . And I missed my period last month I always having regular period. I don't take any medication. ?
Get examined: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
Have Lower back pain, slightly above the waistline and on high blood medication hence suspect it’s kidneys problem but been told by GP it’s not. How ?
Please clarify: Your question was "How ?" but I don't understand what you are asking. Consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more
I have had a bad car wreck that messed my neck and lower back up and I also have sever anxiety I was on medication for both but my doctor retired and I need my prescriptions refilled ?
It is time to start: looking for a new physician. Were you followed by a pain specialist or general physician? I would not wait until you have run out to do this. ...Read more
For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach. I've tried a few medications to no avail. Any suggestions?
Gas/constipation : This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to your satiety level. Be careful about gas-inducing foods (such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, prunes, apricots, sweeteners, dairy, whole grains). If you've already tried a bunch of OTC medicines, it is best to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Dark urine with lower back pain, no change in diet , has been drinking lots of water, not medication changes, no vitamins?
Diff to say: I suggest you see a doc. Could be a kidney stone? ...Read more
How to treat sciatica nerve pain? What none narcotic meds are good to use? Having pain in lower buttock & lower back area that shoots down the leg when pressure or walking is applied. Not sure what a good none narcotic medication is best to ask the doct
Low : Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more
Extreme pain in lower back. Radiates down left leg. ER visit xray shows no bone problem. Pain medication works little if any. Difficulty walking.
A few possibilities: None of these show up on X-ray: disc or ligament injury, pinched nerve due to disc or vertebral dysfunction, nerve inflammation, muscle spasm, or several other causes of sciatica-type pain in the back & leg.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Manipulation can solve several of these causes.MRI may be needed if reflexes/strength are diminished. ...Read more
What natural or OTC medications will relieve severe lower back pain and severe legs cramps in the back of calves? Discs are herneated and all nsaids not viable
Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
MRI scan shows posterior disc protusion at L5 S1 level after medication/ rest it is fine very litle pain now at lower back/Leg. Doc says surgery?
Gabapentin 300mg been given for right sacroiliac fracture burning in lower back and down legs is this medication effective? How long will it take work
Gabapentin: This medication can take up to two weeks before you notice anything. 300mg dose is standard but you didn't mention how often you take it. If u take it only once a day you may want to talk to your dr about upping the dose. This medication can make you sleepy. ...Read more
I was at the ER yesterday for gastritis pain, they gave me mylanta and Pantoprozele, now I have lower back pain and lower abdominal pain. Are these symptoms a sign that I should return to the ER or continue my medication?
Need more info: The medication was appropriate and normally will give you some relief within 24-48 hours. I hope that the physician also gave you dietary instructions. If your symptoms continue or get much worse see your family physician or return to the ER. I prefer that you see your family physician for continued care. ...Read more