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Is It Safe To Take Paxil And Oxycodone For Pain Control
Yes, Provided: That those prescribing the medication are both aware you use both medications then oxycodone is safe with paxil (paroxetine) for short periods of time. While oxycodone can have a depressive quality to it, be aware it may seem that you paxil (paroxetine) is not working as well. If you need both for extended periods, those prescribing them might alter the doses to make sure you are treated safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from pmdd. I have been on prozac, Zoloft amd Paxil (paroxetine) no help. Last month had surgery and was taking oxycodone. No pmdd at all last month. ?
D.I.Y. detective: So, work with your OBGYN to find possible corrections that could reduce or eliminate the pain part of your PMS - this may involve hormone therapy or a wide range of strategies. I hope a better option is found (exercise, meditation, yoga, etc) than effective pain mgmt for the most minimal time each month - but that is better that SSRIs all the time w/out success. Trial and error w/ OBGYN is my vote ...Read more
I take Oxycodone-30 mgs several times daily. Been having SEVERE, lengthy pain flares & meds not helping. Can I ask to be admitted for IV Pain Control?
Talk with doctor: Certainly, if you are having acute pain issues and things are not well controlled then, switching to another strategy may be indicated if you're max'ed out on this regimen but that should be a decision your doctor offers. Being admitted for chronic pain control using IV meds to a hospital needs to have a "game plan" associated otherwise, you'll never be discharged, right? Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Pick your Pain Pill: Oxycodone works differently in different people. Because of variability between people and their pain receptors, different opioids are worth trying if you feel your pain is not significantly better. Your physician may first try increasing the dose or shortening the dosing interval. If this fails to work, your physician can consider a switch to another agent which may work profoundly better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Oxycodone for 2 progressive diseases. The past few days my meds aren't working. Can/Should I be admitted to the hospital for pain control?
Probably not: Chronic non-cancer pain is best treated outside of a hospital. The long term treatment will not be intravenous meds. It's best to find the right treatment which works in the patient's usual environment. ...Read more
I am under pain management. I take oxycodone daily, i run out a couple of days before next appointment and i start having withdrawals. What can I do?
I need better pain management meds for chronic pain from shrapnel inside me that can't be removed.I currently take tramadol and oxycodone?
Many wish there was: Many chronic pain sufferers wish there were better choices! Medical marijuana is a worthy possibility and - lucky you! It's legal in your state. Other than that - I was trained in a VA pain program in the dark ages and we used hypnosis training, lots of education, individually selected exercises, therapy and it was great! You might find the pieces and create your own program. Wishing you well! ...Read more
Why?: You must discuss this with your treating doctor. They both fall into the opiate class of compounds and both do nearly the same thing. Oxycodone does however have some more desirable properties and may have fewer negative side effects. Sometimes the two are given together, it really depends on the clinical picture. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers