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Oxycodone Pain Control Tonsillectomy
Was addicted to opiates for years bc chronic nerve pain (CRP) Now on suboxone. Pain intolerable. Had surgery, lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, (can't take NSAID - bleed.) Non -narcotic suggestion? Any help at all?
Think holistically: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Do pain patches work better than narcotic pills to control chronic joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis?
I've Familial Chronic Pancreatitis. Medication - Methadone, Oramorph, Pregablin, Amitriptaline, Paracetamol for pain. Now hands are itchy & Swollen?
Several: of your medications can produce allergic reactions! You need a "hands on" face to face evaluation... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Where can I find information on pain killers vicodin, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycodone?
What are my options for pain management if I can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?
Excellent question: I'd start with a good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam.Traditional treatments incl TENS units, NSAIDS (oral or topical), steroids, spinal stimulators, nerve blocks,rhizotomy, etc.A better alternative for many pts. is to have dr. that can find the ROOT CAUSE of the pain & fix it w/ treatments like manipulation/prolotherapy/neuroproltherapy, removing foods which cause inflammation, etc ...Read more
Been taking lortab 10/500 for 5 disc cervical fusion. Changed to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and am in extreme pain. Why isnt it helping like the lortab did?
Different meds: It is not uncommon for patients to experience different degree of pain relief with similar medications prepared by different companies. Same thing can occur with generic versus name brand medications. You happen to have better response to lortab. Your doctor can adjust the types of medication you are taking to keep you comfortable after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.
Can narcotic pain pills diliuid, oxycodone, nucynta (tapentadol) cause hallucinations in a 72 year old women she says she's having them ?
Absolutely YES: Why is a 72 yr old women taking dilaudid, oxycodone, and/or nucynta, (tapentadol) for chronic back pain? Not only are there GI effects such as nausea and constipation, but there is risk of sleep apnea, delirium, and cardiac arrhythmias. In my opinion, you need to find a geriatrician and get this under control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. times Ideas?
Addition of caffeine: For these types of headaches, without getting into prescription medication, and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, combined with caffeine(i.e. coffee or Mountain Dew) often helps. An ice pack 15 to 20 minutes at a time is also helpful as is stretching affected neck, etc. muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HELP ASAP! Lower right abdominal pain for 4 hours, no loss of appetite, no nausea etc, I take microgynon 30 birth control pill, pain since taking this?
Any alternative pain management suggestions once excrutiating migraine hits? No medication as i'm pregnant. Only taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and icing neck.
What is better for pain after shoulder surgery: lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or percocet?
Depends: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contains hydrocodone and Percocet contains oxycodone, two different opiates. On a purely mg to mg basis, oxycodone is usually stronger but different people react to different opiates differently. If it were me i would start with percocet. You might also the anesthesiologist ask for an "interscalene block" which can give dramatic pain relief for the first day or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis (dr diagnosed)--on 2 antibiotics. Pain continúes; moderate not excruciating. Can I take ibuprofen? Tylenol (acetaminophen) not working.
How long is it safe to use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain relief? I've had excruciating pain from mouth ulcer on back of tongue for a while, doc prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).
Pain: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should only be used for short term pain relief. I would say 4 to 5 days max. How long have you had this pain? Was it an MD or DDS that looked at the sore and gave you the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? Mouth ulcers should heal within 7 to 10 days and rarely are they painful enough to take strong narcotics. I would recommend that you see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for Hematoma pain control post op gallbladder while taking Cipralex, Clonazapam, and bupropion?
Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?
Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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