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How Long Does It Take For A Pain Meds To Wear Off
Freedom from pain: It may take anywhere from 1/2 hour to several hours for pain to subside if the medication is appropriate. ...Read more
How long does it take to get physically add. To pain meds & would it help to switch from opiates to muscle relaxers to relieve chronic lower back pain?
Physical Dependence: Is not addiction and is a normal consequence of chronic opiate use. Addiction is marked by compulsive and uncontrolled use with preoccupation and adverse consequences. A withdrawal syndrome with discontinuation does not imply addiction. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Non-opiates like muscle relaxants and snri's can help reduce your reliance on opiates to a limited extent. ...Read more
How long can I take pain meds for my neck spasm. Have taken 600mg of ibopurfen for last 3 days. Also, ice or heat for the pain?
How long will It take for Talwin NX to get out of my system? Its not working for me and want to start using my other pain meds again.
Usually given every 4-6 hours...8 hours should "do it"!
Hope this is helpful!
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Opiod pain meds for 5 days and urinary retention. Stopped 2 days ago, still experiencing. How long takes for urinary retention to go away?
Usually on the order: Of hours to at most several days. If it has been more than two days, particularly if you only used 5 days worth of opioids prior, and you still have urination issues, then you should review this with your doctor. There may be something else going on, that you don't want to miss. Remember constipation can also contribute to poor bladder emptying too. ...Read more
I have mono, & a ear infection and the pain is ridiculous regular pain meds don't work. How long will it take to make this pain go away?
Were you seen?: By a provider? Ear infections are very painful. Antibiotics may help that but will not help mono. For the ear pain...Garlic and goldenseal or garlic/mullein drips can help. There are homeopathic remedies that help a lot and quickly. Look for a practitioner near you. Acupuncture can help. ...Read more
My mother is 78, her spine is deteriorating and she is in constant pain. She is now in a nursing home and is on strong pain meds she is quite weak, I think she is not getting better though she is in rehab. How long can her liver take these pain meds a mon
Have her be seen by an interventional pain mananagement specialist to rule out compression fracture, spinal stenosis or facet joint arthritis, all which can be treated without medications or surgery.
Check: the web site of the american society of interventional pain physicians and go to state section to find an md in your area
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Impossible to answer: Why is a 19 on pain meds in the first place and what meds are you taking? ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain when present, your pain tolerance, how long it takes for you to get relief when take the meds, how addictive the meds are, and how long you will be taking them. Usually ok to allow med to start to wear off (and some pain return), then take next dose, helps you know if you need it. ...Read more
I'm not taking the pain meds to get high to make it clear. But when I used to take them I used to be so out of it now I don't get like that? Why?
Opiates: Opiates are not designed for repeated use, unless for terminal or severe pain. Please re-submit your question to include the specific reason for your pain. Please also submit if a physician is prescribing them. You are describing the phenomenon of tolerance. This represents a significant transition in whether these medications will be effective. ...Read more
Been on pain meds for a long time. Want to get off. What's your best suggestion? Am seeing p.Management now but would like other input. Have been honest w
What would cause a sudden decrease in tolerance to pain meds? I didn't cut back or anything and it only takes half my usual does to feel strong effect
Improving: One hopeful possibility is you are improving, and as your condition improves, you have less pain, thus requiring less pain meds. Ultimately, the hope would be to eventually be off pain meds as you heal. Best wishes. ...Read more
More info needed: What and how much pain meds are we talking? ...Read more
Mix it: Try mixing it with something more palatable. ...Read more
Got pain meds limit 1 a day. Need to be pain free for family event today can I take more than one today as exception?
HIGHLY that you NOT increase rather TIME the dose according to when your family event is scheduled!
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I am currently taking morpine for pain it is a slow release and to take every 12 hours is it common to take 2 different pain meds?
Morphine: Taking morphine slow release every 12 hrs is quite fine as this is for baseline pain - you must have a need for continuous around the clock medication. Adding another medication that is short acting for any severe episodes of pain is also quite fine and should not exceed 3/day. Foloow doctors instructions and keep medication secured from others. ...Read more
Pressure has been high even after taking these. 179/97 I have been on pain meds for a long time can this cause it to shoot up, what to do?
Discuss with your Dr. I recommend this book to lower BP with fewer or no meds.
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Due to side effects: Ibs can sometimes be diarrhea predominant or constipation predominant. Narcotics have as a side effect constipation which in this case may be "aiding" you. More importantly, however would be to find out why do you have diarrhea to begin with. There are many causes and working together with a gastroenterologist and gp will hopefully give you an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more
Call your rheum: Without knowing whether or you have kidney involvement and what type of flare you having, it is best for you to let your rheumatologist know so that they can evaluate you. ...Read more
See prescribing doc: We strongly advise against using any combination of opioid pain medications & sleep medications (both benzodiazepines & non-benzo) as this increases risk of death. Not to mention, both classes are addicting and can alter your mental function & increase fall risk. But of course, we need to help you manage your pain. So it's best to ask your prescribing doc how to take your meds. ...Read more
Are diazapam good for migraines if I take just 2mg? I've tried all pain meds an there not helping : (i get them every cycle
Menstrual Headaches?: Short answer is- (as a headache specialist) I don't like hearing people given addictive drugs which are being used by DEFAULT. I know you say you've "tried it all." I have a cocktail (of medications) that I just developed recently which has worked on >80% of my menstrual headache patients since Jan. 2015. Write me for details: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
I take Pain Meds for different conditions. I'm having flares and the meds aren't working right now. Can I ask to be admitted for IV pain control?
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