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Otc Meds For Sciatica 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 over the counter pain relievers can I take while on atenolol for migraines? (atenolol for migraines, otc pain relievers for other pain)
Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?
Topicals: Yes there are many topical combinations that can be used for pain. Please see a pain docotor and discuss this. ...Read more
My TMJ Pain has been much worse lately.Constant dull/achy pain in right jaw/face.Taking NSAIDS.Any OTC muscle relaxers or other OTC med suggestions?
Tylenol (acetaminophen)?: This type of condition can be severe and debilitating. Once a diagnosis of sciatica has been made, effective management of sciatica involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (e.g. acupuncture, CBT), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an international pain specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products(menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin. There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more
It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.
Nausea means allergy: Most practitioners will not say nausea is allergy , but narcotics upset a lot of balances in the body and there are degrees of upset. You would have to trey many to find one you might tolerate. They all are slightly different and you could find one to use. The best thing is to find the cause of the pain and get rid of the cause rather than take pain med that treats the symptom only. ...Read more
Headache for four days localized behind right eye with no relief from OTC medications presciption pain medicine?
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