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I need a list of as many chronic pain medications as possible?

I need a list of as many chronic pain medications as possible?

Extened Release: When considering medication for chronic pain i prefer to use long acting or extended release medications over the short acting medications that can be used for acute pain. Extended release medications include morphine, opana, exalgo, nucyenta, fentanyl, oxycontin, methadone. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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What drug is most harmful to the body that is taken for chronic pain?

What drug is most harmful to the body that is taken for chronic pain?

Opioids (narcotics): Opioids are the agents that when used to treat chronic pain carry the greatest risk for depency and severe side effects. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am starting to get addicted to my chronic pain medications?

How do I know if I am starting to get addicted to my chronic pain medications?

Dependency: Addiction is a disease/ psychological and behavioral syndrome. Loss of control over drug, compulsive use, continued use despite harm to the user or others. On the other hand physical dependence is induced by opioids followed by withdrawl symproms when the medications are stopped abruptly. The later is more of side effect of the pain management and not a problem leading to discontinuation of meds. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great ways of coping with chronic pain other than medication?

Can you please tell me about some great ways of coping with chronic pain other than medication?

No great options: That is a tough one. No alternatives have a lot of success. Aerobic activity can help is you are able. Meditation has potential for benefit as well. I assume that all meds are out, including supplements. ...Read more

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With chronic pain medications should your liver be checked by a test?

With chronic pain medications should your liver be checked by a test?

Yes: All medications are either processed through the liver or the kidneys. Anyone taking medications chronically should have these organs checked regularly. The liver can be tested through a simple blood test; kidneys are checked with both a blood test and urine test. ...Read more

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Chronic pain medication side effects ?

Chronic pain medication side effects  ?

Any specific group?: There are many different chronic pain medicines, and each one has advantages, side effects and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Any specific group (TCA, AED, Opioids)? ...Read more

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What is a prescription pain medication for severe chronic pain?

Narcotics/Neurologic: For several reasons some people have severe chronic pain who need narcotic pain meds and nerve stabilizing or neurologic meds like Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). For chronic pain issues your primary care physician will advise you and is a good practice if seen by a pain management specialist. Several types of meds taken orally including long acting, or patches transdermally as out patient. ...Read more

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Why might my psychiatrist refuse to prescribe me medications for my chronic pain?

Why might my psychiatrist refuse to prescribe me medications for my chronic pain?

Psychiatry: While it is true that your psychiatrist may not be comfortable or familiar with all the pain medications and he may want you to see a pain specialist for this - it is also true that he may also feels that based on examination pain medications are not justified or based on the psychiatric diagnosis your request for pain medications may be related to this diagnosis - talk to him! ...Read more

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How addictive are pain medications for chronic pain?

How addictive are pain medications for chronic pain?

Addiction vs : Dependence. Chronic administration of narcotic analgesics will result in a physical dependence, meaning that the body accommodates to a number of the medication effects and if suddenly stopped the person will go through a withdrawal. Addiction is a pattern of maladative use leading to an inability to function normally. Chronic pain patients on appropriate medication can function well. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more