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Is Dilaudid Stronger Than Demerol
Dilaudid is much: Stronger than hydrocodone, somewhere in the 20 times stronger range and the jump should not be made from hydrocodone to Dilaudid (or oxymorphone). Speak with your physician about mid level opioids if you definitely need them, such as oxycodone. Also ask for long acting to help keep a steady state in your system to avoid peaks and troughs and decrease abuse potential. ...Read more
Can I use Dilaudid with Phenergan (promethazine) before sleep when have pain? I took Dilaudid 4mg for strong headache and woke up with nausea and vomiting.
What does your Dr.: Say? Both of those narcotics are habit-forming and addictive outside of short term pain management/use. Phenergan (promethazine) is a decongestant, but is a controlled substance. So, ask your doctor what is best for now. If this is what your management includes, then it will make you drowsy. You shouldn't be driving/operating machinery while on it. Otherwise, there are safer OTCs that can work well for sleep. ...Read more
My legs have been in pain all day, I even took a strong pain med my doc gave me for migraine Dilaudid no relief n they keep swelling over n over? They swell and go down then swell again in a few hours. I have a kidney stone could that have anything
There is no "best": It's a narcotic/opioid. All Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain. They have slight differences in their side effects, but overall they are quite similar. There is no " best " ...Read more
One is not better:
Everyone responds differently to opioid pain medications and sometimes patients are switched from one to the other because it is not working well. Also, some patients may have unbearable side effects with one medication but not another.
There is no way to predict which medication or how much will work best in an individual patient. These medications should be prescribed by experienced doctors. ...Read more
No: Seems like you need narcotics and you don't have a doctor. This is a bad situation for you. Along with the prescription must come the guidance on how to use this med responsibly, for legal and medical reasons. You need to learn to take care of your pain with nonprescription meds. Anything else you do is viewed as "soliciting". See a doctor, and work with them to help you deal with your problems. ...Read more
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