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Is it safe to take Paxil (paroxetine) and oxycodone for pain control?

Is it safe to take Paxil (paroxetine) and oxycodone for pain control?

Yes: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri. This class of medications have shown to be of help for many chronic pain patients. Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic. It too has been shown to help pain patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


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Is it safe to take oxycodone for pain while on paxil (paroxetine)?

Is it safe to take oxycodone for pain while on paxil (paroxetine)?

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 more

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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. ?

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

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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

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Is there a stronger option than oxycodone for pain control after a tonsillectomy?

Is there a stronger option than oxycodone for pain control after a tonsillectomy?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 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?

See below: Not enough info. Why are you running out?. It seems likely that you are often not medically stable and often just holding on. Your entire regimen needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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I need better pain management meds for chronic pain from shrapnel inside me that can't be removed.I currently take tramadol and oxycodone?

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

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Can I supplement my oxycodone pain management with morphine?

Can I supplement my oxycodone pain management with morphine?

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 more

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If I get oxycodone from my pain management doctor and my primary gives me oxycodone same kind can anyone tell?

Doctor Shopping: What you are talking about is getting oxycodone from two different doctors. It is illegal. Yes, there are ways to tell. ...Read more

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I understand that new regulations in effect say that only a pain management specialist can prescribe Oxycodone on a reg. basis? Is this valid?

It may be: I'm not sure of your locality/State rules - but our society is definitely concerned about abuse and illegal dealing in such drugs. If your doctor won't Rx it - that's enough for you to either get a referral to such a specialist or find other methods. You may thank this policy in the future - that's a dangerous path for regular use and can ruin your life. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm on 10mg oxycodone 2/d for 7 yrs. I took 2 vicodin 7.5mg today and on Fri 2/10 I will see a pain management doc for first time. Should I tell doc?

I'm on 10mg oxycodone 2/d for 7 yrs. I took 2 vicodin 7.5mg today and on Fri 2/10 I will see a pain management doc for first time. Should I tell doc?

Yes: If you truly want and need medical help you must be very honest and open with your doctor. Cannot help someone properly if facts are left out that are crucial to the medical decision making ...Read more

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I am currently searching for a pain management physician who is actively prescribing 30 mg.oxycodone in the New York City area.

I am currently searching for a pain management physician who is actively prescribing 30 mg.oxycodone in the  New York City area.

Epic quest: That dose level is higher than normal (5mg-15mg) and usually only given to patients w/ a tolerance. The Dr will need to 'know' you and your Hx - and trust you. Keep searching. I hope this starts a response thread. Make calls and if denied, ask for a link to one willing to evaluate you for that dose. ...Read more

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Would klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) come up as just benzos or 2 specific things in a drug test by pain management clinic? Same question for oxycodone 5mg

Would klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) come up as just benzos or 2 specific things in a drug test by pain management clinic? Same question for oxycodone 5mg

Depends on what drug: test they are doing. They are NOT all the same. Some screening tests will not pick up clonazepam (klonopin) at all, while other forms of drug testing will. In some kinds of tests, it will be differentiated, while others will just say positive for benzodiazepines. Oxycodone also requires some specialized testing, and many opiate tests will not detect it. Most tests now test for all of them. ...Read more

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Pain management doctor had license suspended went to fill my Xanax (alprazolam) today and they can't oxycodone are due soon will I have bad withdrawals from these I have anxiety and scoliosis what do I do

Pain management doctor had license suspended went to fill my Xanax (alprazolam) today and they can't oxycodone are due soon will I have bad withdrawals from these I have anxiety and scoliosis what do I do

Maybe it is time to: Get off all narcotic medication as it seems that you may need other forms of treatment with a more rigorous workup as to the causes of your pain. A lot of narcotic dependence has been fostered by the liberal use if narcotics and the willingness of providers to continue with them and even going to stronger formulations most originally intended for the treatment of patients with terminal diseases. ...Read more

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I have pain from feet to shoulders, lyrica (pregabalin) prednisone oxycodone vicodin percocet klonopin lyrica (pregabalin), no help at all, i was told to see pain management doctor, why, what could they possibly do for pain?

I have pain from feet to shoulders, lyrica (pregabalin) prednisone oxycodone vicodin percocet klonopin lyrica (pregabalin), no help at all, i was told to see pain management doctor, why, what could they possibly do for pain?

A lot : Looking through the list of medications you posted, there are still several classes that have not been tried. A pain specialist can help steer you toward these other medication classes as well as offer injections or other interventions as needed depending on your specific diagnosis. Also, a pain specialist can refer you to other multidisciplinary treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Paxil (paroxetine) with suboxone?

Is it safe to take Paxil (paroxetine) with suboxone?

Paxil (paroxetine) & suboxone?: Always discuss all of your medications with each doctor you see & and any doc prescribing a new med, to be sure you & ur doc can correctly assess ur risk/ benefit profile. Paxil, (paroxetine) an SSRI used to treat anxiety & depression, and suboxone, an opiate replacement are commonly prescribed to the same patients, as addiction is highly comorbid with psychiatric illness. Talk to ur doc about the right tx 4 u ...Read more

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In essential thrombocytosis does the serotonin given off have an effect on depression? Also is it safe to take paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutrin, Ambien with et ?

In essential thrombocytosis does the serotonin given off have an effect on depression? Also is it safe to take paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutrin, Ambien with et ?

ET and depression: Et is not a contraindication to take anti depression medication . If your doctor thinks that you should be on ssri , from et-perspective , you should be fine it is not clear to me, however your statement regarding the serotonin and et . There is no relationship between et and serotonin. If your serum serotonin is elevated , your md should do a bit w/u to find out the cause of the elevation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take B12 while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Pa: It is safe to take Paxil (paroxetine) with b12. There are no known harmful interactions. Check with your prescribing physician regarding the use of paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Definition)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, ...Read more