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Dr. James Krick
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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If I took 6 5/325 mg hydrocodone throughout the day yesterday (technically Wednesday) and have a urine screening for opiates/opiods Friday at 4:15pm, will I pass? My doctor is doing the test because I threw out my Percocet prescribed for my kidney stones

If I took 6 5/325 mg hydrocodone throughout the day yesterday (technically Wednesday) and have a urine screening for opiates/opiods Friday at 4:15pm, will I pass? My doctor is doing the test because I threw out my Percocet prescribed for my kidney stones

Same class: The drugs are on the same class. Don't try to game the system. If you truly need chronic narcotic pain medication, see a pain specialist, usually an anesthesiologist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. Best solution is to get to the root cause and fix it. If not possible, there are many alternatives to narcotics, which in the long term can make chronic pain worse in some patients. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does having an opiate addiction make you more sensitive to pain?

Does having an opiate addiction make you more sensitive to pain?

generally yes: Some fairly recent studies have shown that people in Methadone maintenance programs require more post operative pain relievers and people who were not in Methadone programs. This was true even if the non-methadone patients were already taking opioid pain relievers. The neurochemistry of addiction and physical dependence are different. Addiction has a much stronger psychological component. ...Read more

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How do you get help for a severe opiate addiction?

How do you get help for a severe opiate addiction?

Opiates: Long-term treatment program is needed. First step is detoxification, then psychosocial & pharmacological interventions. ...Read more

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What is a good drug for opiate addiction ?

What is a good drug for opiate addiction ?

Many options, but...: Naltrexone, methadone and suboxone are the drugs used to treat opiate addiction. However, these drugs merely buy u time by lowering ur risk of relapse while you engage in the core work of recovery - which is disengaging from using friends, building new rituals to replace those of addiction, going to NA, working with a sponsor, going through an (usually outpatient) treatment program. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Im on day six of withdrawling from an opiate addiction and I haven't slept for the past three nights, why is that and how long will it be until I can?

Im on day six of withdrawling from an opiate addiction and I haven't slept for the past three nights, why is that and how long will it be until I can?

Hyperarousal: Opiate withdrawal causes autonomic system hyperarousal. This includes increased heart rate, blood pressure, insomnia, etc. Sleep disturbance of some degree can continue for weeks. Not sleeping for several days, in addition to being uncomfortable, may lead to increased vulnerability to re-starting opiate use. If you are trying to stay away from opiates, help from a doctor will increase success. ...Read more

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How can someone kick an opiate addiction?

How can someone kick an opiate addiction?

Multiple strategies: First step is safe detox. Then, often in early stage of recovery Methadone or suboxone maintenance or natlrexone can play a role. Delete phone numbers of all your using friends from your phone contacts. Change your phone number so that they can't call you. Get involved with na. Find something that will replace your habits and rituals surrounding the addiction. Talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs of opiate addiction?

Dependence syndome: Regarding opioid withdrawal: reactions are very uncomfortable but are not life threatening. Symptoms usually start within 12 hours of last heroin usage and within 30 hours of last Methadone exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more