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Is Methadone Better Than Oxycodone For Chronic Pain Relief
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
I have been changed from Oxycodone 180mg to Methadone 50mg for Chronic Pain (neuropathic) IS Methadone being Prescribed More for Pain these days? WHY?
Less psychological: methadone is an inexpensive pain medication but is very effective and hits NMDA receptors and helps more with bone pain and neuropathic pain It does not have the psychological high so it is not psychologically dependent like other opioid It is longer acting so you need to be very careful taking it and taking more than prescribed It is definitely the best long term chronic pain medication ...Read more
If a person on methadone for chronic pain is also prescribed PRN oxycodone, how long should they wait after taking the methadone to take the oxy?
Breakthru : methadone is a powerful analgesic with a long half life. Oxycodone is a short acting powerful pain medicine to be taken in your case only during a breakthru pain crisis and certainly not by the clock. Both medicines can cause side effects and even death. I prescribe this regimen for intractable chronic pain only and monitor for its helpfulness and safety ...Read more
Can my dr at pain management give me methadone for my chronic pain? Would it last longer than regular pain killers? I need opinions please.
Chronic Pain: You have to discuss with your pain specialist if Methadone is the right grug for your kind of pain and what else you can take and do including therapy, nerve blocks to spare the use of narcotics, which are very addictive and you develop tolerance if you use these long term narcotics are not the answer for all chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for a pm doctor in northwest indiana that uses methadone to treat chronic pain ive been on it 2o years and now have to find a new doc.
Call your: state medical association and/or local hospitals and clinics. It may take some research but you are likely to find someone to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why would drs.Perscribe methadone 4 drug addicts when they use it for chronic pain patients? Just another addiction 2 get addicted too!
Because it is : Long acting drug , people can achieve a higher degree of stability. Supposedly, they would not or could not be stable without some medicine added from the outside. However, you are right, the physical dependence is maintained. Is that really important if a person is functioning better? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything i can take besides methadone for chronic pain? I have been on it for yrs status post spinal tumor removal. I get so hot from it.
OIC ?: OIC = opioid-induced constipation. Assuming ileus, obstruction, alcohol-related pancreatitis have been excluded, ask your doctor to discuss the pros & cons of continuing your present consumption of methadone and alcohol, as well as treatment options for the differential diagnosis as mentioned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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