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Is Seroquel A Mainstream Treatment For Chronic Pain
Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more
Have chronic pain/had shoulder surgery/wake up 4 pm ea day/take more exalgo or new doc. Wants me to try seroquel (quetiapine) 50mg./diabetic/overweight/adrenal too?
Avoid Seroquel (quetiapine): If you are diabetic and overweight seroquel (quetiapine) stands a good chance of worsening both. If you need something strong to sleep and your doctor sees no contraindication, try trazodone. I usually prescribe 50 mg, 1-4 at bedtime as needed for sleep and have the patient figure out the dose within that range that works for them, just enough to give you a good nights sleep, but not so much that you hungover the next day. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder and chronic pain. Is it dangerous to mix Tramadol and Seroquel (quetiapine)?
Yes: In general this combination is fine. If you are also taking an antidepressant or any other medication that could increase serotonin you could possibly get serotonin syndrome. So I would recommend that you pay attention to symptoms such as increased anxiety, agitation/irritability, muscle stiffness, sweating, headache, fever or seizures. ...Read more
Can I b treated with accupincture on the first visit? Its been suggested I seek this treatment for chronic pain/migraines?
May need multiple Tx: Acupuncture has been successful at treating chronic pain and migraines for many people, but chronic conditions usually require extended treatment plans, and it is more likely that you will need multiple treatments. It is worth trying and wise to see someone with good experience & training & recommended by others as the type of treatment can vary greatly among different providers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I am a big fan of behavioral modification. Many chronic pain patients can adequately manage their pain with counseling regarding biofeedback and coping techniques. Pain medications should always be the last step in managing chronic pain. Interventional pain management techniques are also an option. There non-narcotics meds as well that may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look for cause: In functional medicine, we hone in on the root cause of your pain and rid the body of it. Check out my website at http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine to learn more. Perhaps it's your mitochondria, your hormone imbalances, a food sensitivity, a parasite causing inflammation, which causes pain, or other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic pain remedy: Chronic pain is best treated using pain management therapies from a pain specialist as well as engaging in alternative therapies such as yoga or tai chi to help with balance, stretching, feldenkrais, physical therapy, high doses of fish oil, arnica, and eating an anti inflammatory diet. Regular acupuncture and massage can help as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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