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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
Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. for example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more
Is there something natural i can take that has the same effect as pain meds such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodine for back pain? Pain is making everyday hard.
Valium has really helped my nerve type pain but I can't stay on it long term due to addiction. Is there any others meds chemically similar ?
I have chronic interstitial cystitis. Tried several meds with limited success. Is it normal to be on a pain medication such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term?
I take other medications for other medical issues as well. Gralise is what the pain management doctor prescribed on my first visit. It's not doing muc?
Tell Dr of ALL meds!: Be sure that ALL doctors you see know about ALL meds you take. They need to know and your telling/reminding can really help. Also, if any seem to be ineffective or causing any side effects, discuss it ASAP. That's a big part of treatment. ...Read more
What is the best longterm treatment for drug induced GERD and epigastric pain if someone take meds for chronic conditions,&name of drug please?
I'm an addict foremost. Is there anything for pain in between nsaids and narcotics? Tordol works but why can it only be used sparingly?
Stomach: Toradol is just a strong nsaid; try tylenol (acetaminophen) with aleve, they work by differing mechanisms. If you have chronic pain problems you may benefit from a low dose of suboxone. Pain issues can be pert of a spectrum of mood problems and may be linked to addiction and mood. Also the snri class of antidepressant is good for pain. Cymbalta at 30 mg is not addictive and indicated for arthritis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is oxycontin bad for you longterm if used as prescribed (the same way benzos can have longterm negative effects)?
My headache pain is too awful
Possibly: Oxycontin is an opiate, and may lead to dependence. In addition, your headache called an opiate withdrawal headache. I would recommend seeing your primary care provider or a neurologist to figure what's causing your headaches. (Migraines?/ Cluster headache?/ Tension headache/ withdrawal?/etc...) ...Read more
Usually: As long as you have had the pain properly evaluated to eliminate causes amenable to other methods, then marjijuana can be added to the mix to provide more effective control. It is helpful if you are in WA state or Colorade where this has been legalized for this purpose although be mindful that it is still illegal under Federal law. ...Read more
I've tried all different meds for my idiopathic leg pain. No one can find the source. If opiods are the next step, is Tapentadol a good choice ?
Neuropathy: after dealing with thousands of cases of "leg pain", my guess is that you have a neuropathy. the problem I have seen is that when the testing comes back normal, i.e. nerve conductions studies and EMG, they assume nothing is wrong. The testing doesn't have to be abnormal to have a neuropathy, i.e. sensory neuropathy. yes, I really like nucynta (tapentadol) for neuropathic pain. ...Read more
What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver, but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime
Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen.
There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi
What is the main reason for suffering from colic and (wind) because i took some medications such as jasicone (105.8 mg simethicoe)?
I'm taking meds for my fibromyalgia but is there anything else i can do such as diet, exercises, vitamins?
What can my pre teen take for depression already using sam-e. It helps but isn't solving the issue. No known psych trauma. Depression familial.
What otc medication is best for allergies?? Currently taking benedryl but it makes me too drowsy. My current symptom is just constant running nose, no other symptoms.
Severe pain-MVA 9yr ago. What OPIOD is LEAST addictive? Ultram doesn't work. I tried ALL avenues. What MED is LEAST ADDICTIVE? MED not other treatment
How common is urinary retention from chronic use of zyrtec (cetirizine)? Any other side effects? I was prescribed to take it everyday but doc never mentioned this
I'm taking prozac (fluoxetine) for OCD but it causes insomnia and and anorexia, is there a safe drug can treat these side effects, I tried olanzapone but not work?
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