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My Chronic Pain Meds Stop Working Is There Such Thing As Drug Holidays
Yes: A "drug holliday" is a period of time when you stop taking medication. The idea is to give your body a chance to cleanse itself and get rid of drug metabolites. It is thought that the drug will be more effective after a period of time off the drug. Another means of obtaining increased effect from pain medications is to change to another drug. This is called opioid rotation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthapedic dr won't give pain meds because of my age but in chronic pain, working factory job and have slipped disc but yetdiabetes dr recommended it?
Pain specialist: If your pain is now chronic you may want to consider a pain management specialist. They approach pain in a multidisciplinary manner including medications, physical therapy, exercise, etc. Don't let the chronic pain go too long before you see someone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do about chronic pain after a hernia surgury, and my pain meds are bearly working....I cannot work be a husband or a father anymore please ?
I need to talk with a compassionate physican about severe chronic pain and drug addiction and how to get the care i need i was in a car that was struck by a train 12 yrs ago and I have many problems with my back now. I didn't become addicted to pain meds
Frustrating: Exhaust your non-narcotic options first, with nsaids, acetaminophen, topicals, neuroleptic, snri and a tca as appropriate. Most providers think an opioid meds will cause relapse, but truth is your under treated pain is much more dangerous. Cd history is often presumed drug seeking, but actually this means u r twice as likely to have chronic pain issue. Find someone trained in both cd&pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you suffer from a chronic pain disorder, do you have to switch pain meds every few months to maintain effectiveness?
Controversial: The idea of switching opioids periodically to maintain their effectiveness has been around for years. Nevertheless, there are no studies demonstraing that this stategy helps maintain their effectiveness any better then maintaining one drug. What is most important is to avoid the routine use of short acting opiods and/or sedatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get so aggravated and grumpy when I take my pain meds? I am going to be on opiates for chronic pain forever. Is there anything I can do?
I've been taking pain meds for chronic pain for years. They have always made my anxiety worse made me nauseas why do they do that? Helps my pain tho.
I've had chronic pain for the last two years and no pain meds work on me, can chronic pain be linked to depression?
Yes: Get out and be active. You may feel better. ...Read more
I've got chronic pain tried pain meds in the past. I feel i've got a tolerance so to speak, is it fair practice to not consider & treat w/ it in mind?
What are options for chronic pain if antiinflammatories, nerve pain meds, and injections don't work? Don't want to be on narcotics forever.
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