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Pain Medicine Medication
Pregnancy medication: Most commonly used pain medications (NSAIDs) and over the counter cough, cold medications are not safe in Pregnancy. However they may not be absolutely contraindicated. Please consult your family physician or Obstetrician before taking any medications in pregnancy. ...Read more
Depend on med: Every medication has its recommendation follow instruction of prescriber. ...Read more
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Treats pain: It does not treat the cause. You need your fracture treated, your appendix removed or the body otherwise has to heal itself. ...Read more
This entity, called analgesic nephropathy, was in fact one of the most common reason for people developing kidney failure and needing dialysis. I wrote a detailed article on this. Here is a link:
http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain.Html. ...Read more
All depends: Usual side effects such as sedation, constipation, altered mental status would be immediate or early on when starting the medications. Long term effects can lead to hormone imbalance, osteoporosis, liver and kidney disfunction. Of course abuse and addiction are always a risk but this varies from patient to patient. Many who take daily will become dependent on the medication as well. ...Read more
Acetaminophen+NSAID: 1st we need to make several assumptions, like not taking any other meds, no liver disease, no alcohol consumption, no heartburn/acid reflux, no kidney disease, etc. In such a situation, one can take acetaminophen + one anti-inflammatory of choice eg ibuprofen or naproxen. But never take 2 anti-inflammatories at same time. Be sure to tell your family doc everything you're taking including OTCs. ...Read more
To make you happy:
When i asked around by this i was given several reasons. The ones that made most sense to me were:
1) prevent pill breakage when shaken
2) it makes the customer happy because there is a nice clean fluffy white cotton ball - that way you know it is a fresh bottle and not used. ...Read more
Only if you need it: Why would you take pain relievers at all. If you have a problem causing pain, find out the cause and treat the cause and the pain will go away. Treating the pain with pain relievers will perpetuate the pain and never get better. ...Read more
Expert opinion - should overdosing on pain relievers make someone feel no pain when committing suicide?
What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.
Yes: The national problem which you will not see in the news is the federal dea early december ordered a 40% reduction in opoid production, and distribution nationwide. The have threatened fines and imprisonment to any entity that does not comply. This means that legitimate chronic pain patients will be unable to find their usual prescribed medication anywhere. The ama has filed a lawsuit re the above. ...Read more
Pregnancy: No there are oral preparations. In facted injected is not the norm. ...Read more
But you need to know what the cause of you pain is rather that just taking pain meds for no reason.
Get rid of the cause and stop the need to treat the pain, . ...Read more
Not many: Nsaids (motrin, aleve, etc) and Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) are you best choices. There are some combination medications such as Excedrin which combine things like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. There are homeopathic and naturopathic options as well but I am not well versed in these options. ...Read more
Yes: People interchange pan relievers and pain killers. Basically they reduce pain ...Read more
No : Opioids should not be use for nicotine withdrawal. You can try reducing your bodies dependence on nicotine by using smaller amounts of nicotine in patches or gum. Chantix works wonders for patients highly dependent on nicotine. It is available with a prescription from your doctor. Some patients don't tolerate it well but the ones that do are amazed at the results. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some easy ways that i can cure soreness without taking pain relievers?
Depends on location::
Depends on the location of the sore muscles. Usually I use a cold or hot pack( whichever you like), massage, stretching exercises or a hot shower usually helps. All of these measures or some might help, to a varying extent.
So try them as they do not have any major side effects. Use the hot pack wrapped nicely in a towel or in a pillow case, so it does not cause a skin burn.
Good luck! ...Read more
What are some things i can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers arent helping.
TX can vary: The cause of your tmj/tmd, if known and the duration of your problem, may dictate the treatment. Often treatment for TMJ can vary from person to person and also may sometimes involve seeing other doctors. Physical therapy, tens, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and mouthpieces are the most standard types of treatment. You may need combinations of all. ...Read more
Looking for more realistic information about salicylamide. Have fibromyalgia and continue looking for pain relievers.?
WRONG APPROACH: It is an older drug from a class called nsaid, it is like Motrin and naproxen. Best way to target fibro is finding real reasons not chasing the sypmtoms. A compounded combo of vitamins and antioxidants long term along with antioxidant rich diet, blueberries and promeganade and fish oils and decrease ongoing oxidation in the body and within few month will definitley make a difference. ...Read more
What is good timeline for withdrawal from oxycontin? Was on 120 mg for 2.5 months now need to get off the pain relievers at prescribed rate.
Get help: A very gradual taper will help minimize with drawal symptoms. 120 mg is a lot of oxycodone if you have been using that much everyday. You need to get some help through a drug rehab program. At least outpatient and possibly inpatient treatment through a good substance abuse program will give you the help you need. ...Read more