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Medication Pancreatitis Pain
Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.
Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
what pain meds are prescribed for chronic pancreatitis when a person has daily pain from the illness?
Varies.: If there's chronic pain that's severe, a doctor might prescribe daily opioid - a long acting agent and then a short acting one for breakthrough. With flare ups of the pain, i've seen people use Amitriptyline along with opioids or nsaids, coupled with a short hospital stay where the person doesn't eat (so they don't stimulate the pancreas). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to seek ER help with Chronic Pancreatitis pain, pain also in kidneys? Fentanyl 25 mcg and 4 mg dilaudid home pain meds. Pain 7/10 not a drug seeke
Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?
Cannot without help: Your described symptoms of a burning luq pain can have many possibilities. You have only noted 2 possibilities of many, and likely picked the 2 worst case scenarios. Abdominal pain can have many causes and reasons, and pancreatitis or peptic ulcer would also be associated with severe pain, nausea and vomiting, inability to eat, etc. You yourself cannot tell what you may have; must see a doctor. ...Read more
Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?
Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more
See GI doc: See the GI consultation and get it evaluated. You could have developed a pseudocyst. ...Read more
Narcotics/Neurologic: For several reasons some people have severe chronic pain who need narcotic pain meds and nerve stabilizing or neurologic meds like Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). For chronic pain issues your primary care physician will advise you and is a good practice if seen by a pain management specialist. Several types of meds taken orally including long acting, or patches transdermally as out patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. Also, one must consider kidney and liver function when prescribing various types of pain medications. Some of the classes of drugs used to treat pain include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, and topical applications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bouts of severe abdominal pain despite trials of Fentynal, Hydrocodone, & Oxycontin. Pain often on right side, some nausea and constipation. Help?
Work up?: I hope you have been evaluated for this by a physician with a physical exam, blood tests, urinalysis, ultrasound, and/or CT. If not, please get seen immediately. All of the medications you mentioned can cause nausea and constipation, so your attempt at treatment could be making things worse!! ...Read more
Check stool color to: make sure it is not tarry black indicating ulcer bleed. You must call your doctor to help you manage this medically as you may be past the stage of DIY remedies, and need to protect against the consequences of the ulcer. Plus, you may need further work up for H. Pylori, and small bowel dysbiosis. Make sure to hydrate. Go to the ER if still in pain for IV and further medical triage. ...Read more
Subsequent to cholescystectomy severe pains described as bile reflux after endoscopy. Questran (cholestyramine) prescribed?
Cholecystectomy: Your post says you have diagnosis and also prescription. So what is your question? ...Read more
Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?
Which side usually hurts with pancreatitis? Is pancreatitis pain associated with right side pain?
Pancreatitis pain.: The pain of pancreatitis can be in the right upper part of your abdomen or could be in the middle upper section (the epigastrium) and can also seem to pass right through your body from the front to the back. It's typically described as a burning or stabbing sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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