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What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

Everyone differs: Breakthrough pain and the conditions that cause the pain differ in their responses to different pain medicines. Also, every individual differs in which pain medicine helps them best. Percocet tends to be one of the strongest oral narcotic and is usually the best for breakthrough pain but again this varies between individuals. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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What is better for chronic pain management fentanyl patches or buprenex (buprenorphine)?

What is better for chronic pain management fentanyl patches or buprenex (buprenorphine)?

Neither: Neither. See a pain specialist who does not hand out narcotics. If you must have one, try for generic ms-contin. Less absue and diversion potential. ...Read more

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Methadone for back pain and vicodin for breakthrough pain. I need some more meds?

Methadone for back pain and vicodin for breakthrough pain. I need some more meds?

Source of pain: I think you need to get to the source of the problem and try to eliminate the underlying cause. Pain management might be another option i don't believe that taking stronger and stronger pain meds is going to be the answer to the problem. ...Read more

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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Back pain: I would be very very careful with the heat as Lidoderm causes numbness which can mask the temperature and lead to burns. ...Read more

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Chronic back pain.now pain in upper thigh near hip. On pain tablets and patch. Pregabalin 600mg, amtripline 600mg and fencino 25. Not working.

Chronic back pain.now pain in upper thigh near hip. On pain tablets and patch. Pregabalin 600mg, amtripline 600mg and fencino 25. Not working.

Back pain: Many causes of back pain. If long standing and with stiffness, may represent arthritic changes. If present for brief time, may be muscular. Best to see pain specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

I used them..: As long as it is for simple back pain. If it doesn't improve over a few weeks, strongly suggest on seeing a Chiropractor to get a back evaluation first. Then maybe go down the massage route. ...Read more

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Will a shot in my neck help with a pinch nerve. I'm already on fentanyl pain patch and Dilaudid 8mg for CMT back pain. Pain meds does not help with th?

Will a shot in my neck help with a pinch nerve. I'm already on fentanyl pain patch and Dilaudid 8mg for CMT back pain. Pain meds does not help with th?

Pain in the neck: what you need is a diagnosis and a program of physical therapy. Recent study showed that UNDERSTANDING the pain source helps with proper PT. you can check out my cervical exercises at www.grossaninstitute.com but first fully understand what your problem is and follow exercise program by a physical therapist. ...Read more

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How can I buy the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch?

How can I buy the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch?

Controlled substance: You have to be prescribed the narcotic by a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger pain medication than morphine for back pain?

Is there a stronger pain medication than morphine for back pain?

Not for ANYTHING: There's no stronger legal pain medicine for ANYTHING than morphine. Some people find the closely related hydromorphone aka Dilaudid to be about as effective. Only diacetylmorphine aka heroin is thought to be stronger than native morphine but of course it's Schedule I. There are times when compassionate use of heroin for really intractable pain would be rational but it won't happen in the USA. ...Read more

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Actiq and morphine patches help pain?

Morphine patches: There are no transdermal formulations of morphine currently available to my knowledge. Both morphine and Actiq (fentanyl) are potent opiates that can help moderate to severe pain when prescribed appropriately to the appropriate patients. ...Read more

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Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe  chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Better option are: : Better options are available for each conditions listed. Severe ddd/c-s stenosis: epidural/surgery. Pudendal neuralgia: surgical decompression is the preferred treatment; pads to avoid pressure while seated; pudendal nerve stimulation; local injection; chronic abd/pelvic pain: opiod induced constipation can worsen this; should work with gyn & GI for better option. Neurontin (gabapentin) okay. ...Read more

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Is robaxin (methocarbamol) effective for lower back pain?

Is robaxin (methocarbamol) effective for lower back pain?

See below: It us used as a muscle relaxer. Unfortunately, none of the medications in that class work very well. Robaxin (methocarbamol) also has a small but important addiction potential. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Actiq and morphine patches help with pain?

Not in the US: Neither of these medications are available as patches in the us. ...Read more

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Already taking methadone for chronic pain. RX'd the fentanyl patches but they arent working for rotator cuff injury pain. Why not?

Already taking methadone for chronic pain.  RX'd the fentanyl patches but they arent working for rotator cuff injury pain. Why not?

Methadone: Okay there is a problem with this picture - Methadone is a long acting medication and may be very appropriate for chronic pain (it is also used in addiction) - now you have Fentanyl patches - a long acting medication used in pain - why in the world were you given fentanyl patches when you are already on methadone. You cannot and must not use two long acting analgesics together. ...Read more

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I have pain in lower right side of back. The pain is last longer from 6 month.the doctor gives me nimusulide and tizanidine tablet.

I have pain in lower right side of back. The pain is last longer from 6 month.the doctor gives me nimusulide and tizanidine tablet.

Why the pain?: You are receiving symptomatic treatment because often physicians are clueless as to the reason. The reasons can be complex but worth exploring. Ask around in your community who might be interested in helping you get to the bottom of it or suggesting a behavioral plan in addition to the medications. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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Can i take 40mg ER oxycontin and 75mcg fentynel at the same time for severe back and leg pain also neck shoulder and arm pain?

I would not: Recommend this dose especially if you are narcotic naive. One or the other would be a better choice but is still a significant dose. I assume these have been prescribed for you but you should call the prescribing doctor before taking. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and pain down right leg for 4 weeks now, Dr says sciatica. Currently have a splotchy red patch over lower right back. Any thoughts?

Lower back pain and pain down right leg for 4 weeks now, Dr says sciatica. Currently have a splotchy red patch over lower right back. Any thoughts?

4 : weeks a bit concerning for your age, perhaps time to get MRI to exclude more serious causes. Heating pad could irritate skin, if not, again a sign of something more serious. ...Read more

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What pain medication is strongest for chronic back pain?

Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. Also, one must consider kidney and liver function when prescribing various types of pain medications. Some of the classes of drugs used to treat pain include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, and topical applications. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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