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What to do if I have a friend she took 2 dilaudid 2mg pills so 4mg all together and she has a high tolerance to pain meds.?

What to do if I have a friend she took 2 dilaudid 2mg pills so 4mg all together and she has a high tolerance to pain meds.?

Prob nothing: If she is ok now, she will be fine. Pls suggest to her that she takes her meds as her doc prescribes. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have high tolerance for pain, in a bit of pain now, bad reaction to ixprim (tramadol)before, should I try it again?

Probably not.: Depending upon the reaction probably not. While true allergic reactions are very rare with tramadol, like any medication, the possibility exists. More often patients experience side effects, e.g., nausea, sleepiness and dizziness. This has some implication for what alternative medication may be helpful and tolerated. ...Read more

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I have high tolerance for pain, in a bit of pain now, bad reaction to ixprim (tramadol)before, should I try it again, what to do?

I have high tolerance for pain, in a bit of pain now, bad reaction to ixprim (tramadol)before, should I try it again, what to do?

You may: Benefit from other prescription drug classes. Many people can't tolerate tramadol due to side effects. Always consult a physician when taking medications for pain. Other alternative therapies exist. Try TENS, Acupuncture, gentle manual therapy. ...Read more

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I have a high tolerance for pain, but every pain medicine that I am prescribed my body becomes immune to it. What do I need to do?

I have a high tolerance for pain, but every pain medicine that I am prescribed my body becomes immune to it. What do I need to do?

See Pain Doc: Generally tolerance or "immunity" to pain meds comes with intermittent high doses of these medications rather than using a constant low dose like what you would get from a prolonged release or extended release medication. Switching to a long acting or using smaller doses more often can cause some withdrawal like symptoms which requires some expertise to manage. You need to see pain doc. ...Read more

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What are my options if I have a high tolerance for pain medications and get migraines while I'm pregnant?

What are my options if I have a high tolerance for pain medications and get migraines while I'm pregnant?

Nerve blocks: Even if oral opioids were indicated for the use of migraine headaches, I do not recommend the use of oral opioids while pregnant. Avoidance of triggers is usually the best bet. However, there are some nerve blocks, such as occipital nerve blocks that can be performed which may help with some of the symptoms of headache. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies that can help me if I have a high tolerance for pain meds but a low tolerance for pain?

Are there alternative therapies that can help me if I have a high tolerance for pain meds but a low tolerance for pain?

Alternative?: Maybe not alternative, but I think it is standard practice to use conventional behavioral therapy and sometimes hypnosis for trying to raise your pain threshold. ...Read more

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Had contrast Mri on wrist yesterday. Pain is so bad. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this is unreal. What could it be from?

Wrist pain: You had a normal MRI, correct? For how long is the pain? If is for more than a month, and does not respond to anti-inflammatory medication most probably you have an inflammatory condition, called "trigger point".The treatment consists in infiltrating the worst area of pain with: 1% lidocaine mixed with 1 ml (40 mg.) DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone). The worst trigger points should be infiltrated with 0.2 mls, whenever ...Read more

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Can I take Dilaudid and Percocet together? The Dilaudid alone is not working. I have a high tolerance to pain meds due to many chronic illnesses.

Can I take Dilaudid and Percocet together? The Dilaudid alone is not working. I have a high tolerance to pain meds due to many chronic illnesses.

Dilaudid /percocet: In my opinion no. Both are short acting and it makes no sense to take two short acting medications together. I would ask why you are not on a long acting baseline medication given your chronic illnesses? ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant and my muscles hurt so bad I can't stand up all the way. Sould I be worried? I have a very high tolerance for pain.

I'm 13 weeks pregnant and my muscles hurt so bad I can't stand up all the way. Sould I be worried? I have a very high tolerance for pain.

Muscle: 2nd trimester pregnancy usually is the safe and smooth period during pregnancy. Check your chair and bed first, see if that affect your position you sat or slept. ...Read more

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I have a high tolerance to pain mrfsi have 3 compres ftactures in my lower back 30 mg MS contin (morphine) percocet no relief is there a better med 4 this injury?

I have a high tolerance to pain mrfsi have 3 compres ftactures in my lower back 30 mg MS contin (morphine) percocet no relief is there a better med 4 this injury?

See Pain Specialist: Given the type of injury you might want to see a pain specialist. If pain medications are not helping, you may be a candidate for a vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty where bone cement is placed into the bone and for many provides 100% pain relief. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have high pain tolerance?

High tolerance: There is no test. I think this is just something that you learn over time.
It is widely believed that regular exposure to painful stimuli will increase pain tolerance – i.e. Increase the ability of the individual to handle pain by becoming more conditioned to it. ...Read more

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Why do some people have a high pain tolerance? Does it have to do with their nervous system?

Genetics: Biological variation clearly explains the diversity. But in general, have found that women seem to have a higher pain tolerance than men. Suspect this is really more on a higher cortical function level, brain function, rather than peripheral nerve receptors. ...Read more

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Same thing happened 8 days ago for 1-2 days. She rarely gets ill/ has high pain tolerance, constant dull pain then comes in waves of labor like pains?

Same thing happened 8 days ago for 1-2 days. She rarely gets ill/ has high pain tolerance, constant dull pain then comes in waves of labor like pains?

This is an emergency: She needs a Ct- and/pelvis and blood work - need to to go to the ER and be evaluated ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to know eh either or not I have a high pain tolerance level or not?

See below: There is no test. It is noted simply by observation. Do you tolerate more discomfort than the average person? Do you require less pain medicine to treat an injury? ...Read more

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I have 3 slipped discs. Refuse to take narcotics. All 3 giving me problems. Abusing high pain tolerance to get by. Options?

I have 3 slipped discs. Refuse to take narcotics. All 3 giving me problems. Abusing high pain tolerance to get by. Options?

Lots of options: As you are probably aware, narcotics are effective, but have risks of dependence and toelrancce develops. Options are really dictated by examination. Rehab medicine docs are often good resources to explore a range of options such non-narcotic pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and cognitive behavior pain management techniques, rest, pt, and even nerve stimulators and tns units. ...Read more

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I have a high pain tolerance, can severe pain that I don't realize to b so sevr cause weakness and the feeling of being "off"? I have pretty severe cramps prior to my cycle and always feel "off" just before. Could this be why?

I have a high pain tolerance, can severe pain that I don't realize to b so sevr cause weakness and the feeling of being "off"? I have pretty severe cramps prior to my cycle and always feel "off" just before. Could this be why?

Endometriosis?: This could be endometriosis, which is when the material inside your uterus grows outside your uterus, sometimes on other organs and other places in the abdomen. It can present with pain that is timed with your monthly cycles. There are several treatment options. See your doc for a diagnosis and to see what treatment might be best for you. ...Read more

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How many seconds (or minutes) must your hand be submerged in ice water to be considered to have a high pain tolerance in a cold pressor test?

How many seconds (or minutes) must your hand be submerged in ice water to be considered to have a high pain tolerance in a cold pressor test?

At least a minute...: Used for pain threshold and pain tolerance - this is done by requiring a participant to place their hand in the cold pressor for as long as they can. Once pain is present, they let the researcher know. Once the pain is unbearable, the participant removes his/her hand. This provides a measure of threshold (first feeling pain) and tolerance (total time minus threshold). ...Read more

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Lying in bed 2day had sudden severe 10/10 spasm/cramp to L buttock area, very high pain tolerance but this had me screaming in pain. Wht could it be?

Lying in bed 2day had sudden severe 10/10 spasm/cramp to L buttock area, very high pain tolerance but this had me screaming in pain. Wht could it be?

See below: There are many things that can cause pain in your buttocks. Pain could be from the hip joint, pelvic joints, or your lower back. One of the most common causes of sharp buttock pain is a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. See your physician for further evaluation ...Read more

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Dancer for 13 1/2 yrs now have constant low level knee pain (High pain tolerance)have tried supports &a braces but don't help they make it worse! Help?

Dancer for 13 1/2 yrs now have constant low level knee pain (High pain tolerance)have tried supports &a braces but don't help they make it worse! Help?

Cartilage problem: This may be a current problem, like in intoned arrangement of some sort internal to the knee. Your valuation is going to need imaging and possibly an MRI to clarify the changes. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I fractured my ulna in my right arm 7 days ago. It is painful just walking around. Is that normal? I usually have a high pain tolerance.

Yes: Until the ends of the bone become "sticky" a little motion can be painful. Usually by 2 weeks the pain should significantly decrease. ...Read more

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High pain tolerance Awaken at 5am sweating in upper abdomen pain threw up due to pain... Loose bowels all day, now green. Heat helps not pain meds?

Go to the E.R.: The pain you describe can be from either pancreatitis, gall stones, or peptic ulcer. Treatment depends on determining the cause. So please go to the emergency room right away as it could be serious. ...Read more

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I finally had the back surgery 2 days ago and I'm in terrible pain my hips and legs are killing me they had me on 2mg diluadid in the hospital every 3 hours and 10 mg Percocet every 6 hours they had my pain under control and I have a high pain tolerance w

I finally had the back surgery 2 days ago and I'm in terrible pain my hips and legs are killing me they had me on 2mg diluadid in the hospital every 3 hours and 10 mg Percocet every 6 hours they had my pain under control and I have a high pain tolerance w

Contact surgeon: For post op pain control Expecially if you have new neurologic pains revision spine surgery always tougher than first with lower expected outcome sucess diminishing returns with each revision the general rule, of course I have no idea what your initial problem was and what the initial procedure was and what your target symptom with more info I can perhaps shed some light but your acute pain neuro ...Read more

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What to do if my caffeine tolerance is impossibly high?

Caffeine: Caffeine has a tolerance and withdrawal cycle. If your tolerance is high, you may be especially vulnerable to its effects and needing more of the substance for the desired effect. I would talk to your doctor about a plan to reduce, then eliminate caffeine from your diet. This will reset any tolerances (eventually) and perhaps help you live without or use more safely. ...Read more

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What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

Semantics?: "high tolerance" meaning can drink a lot and not appear intoxicated? (not necessarily a good thing) usually implies chronic use or use of meds that affect metabolism of alcohol. "immunity to effects" meaning no tissue or organ damage to liver, stomach, heart, pancreas, brain, nervous system, etc.? Means
relatively protected by genes, luck, diet, or just moderate intake (or less). ...Read more

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I seem to have a VERY high tolerance to lidocaine. I have never done drugs. What could cause this?

Metabolism: We do not know exactly why, but some people metabolize substances much faster than others. It seems to have to do with the genetics of the enzyme systems in the liver in most cases. ...Read more

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