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Pain Killer Induced Constipation
Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...Read more
Headache: In people with Huntington's disease may need to be treated differently than headaches in others. If one suffers from dystonia anti-spasmodic medication should be tried. Otherwise headache and Huntington's disease is treated like a headache and people without Huntington's disease ...Read more
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
Slow Bowel Down: There are many possible mechanisms as to why opioids cause constipation. The most common theories include that opioids cause increased anal sphincter tone slowing/stopping defecation. Opioids cause reduced peristalsis in the small intestine and colon slowing bowel movement. They also increased electrolyte and water absorption thereby dehydrating fecal material. ...Read more
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...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
Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?
Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect
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
2 weeks of lower abdominal pain. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. Motrin for abdominal pain. ?
Should be checked: Pain on the left side or under the belly button could be diverticulitis. R lower could be a chronic appendicitis. You state to be taking laxatives so I believe defecation is difficult. I would recommend a physician evaluation blood count to see if the white cells are up, a gastroentrologist or internist are good stating points but dont keep putting this off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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