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Pain Relief Medications For People Who Are On Dialysis
No: Only a small percent of people actually get addicted to narcotics, but most who are on it chronically are dependent. The difference is that addiction is characterized by the continued use of a substance despite adverse consequences. The goal of chronic pain medicine is not to take the pain away, but to increase the function of the individual, so you can do more. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Can someone who tested positive on illicit drugs (and are now clean) have their RX for pain meds reinstated if they experience proven intolerable pain?
Are there some people who have to be on anti-depressant and anti-phycotic medication for the rest of their lives?
Yes: There are some people who require lifelong meds for these conditions. ...Read more
For someone in recovery with severe, debilitating pain and who has exhausted seemingly every known non-narcotic pain reliever, what are PM options?
Possibly: There only pain medications and oral steroids that mask the pain or reduce the inflammation caused. Sciatica is a symptom associated by a pinched nerve in your spine. If it does not resolve in a few weeks, you might consider seeing a spine specialist to evaluate your spine further and determine other treatment options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are glucosamine & chondroitin supplements effective for elderly people who suffers from spinal stenosis? And for runners?
For someone who can't take blood thinners or opiates, when the third muscle relaxer they have tried hasn't help what can they use for chronic pain?
Chronic pain tx: Chronic pain is a condition in which neurological processes have caused the cortical areas in the brain that process pain to become more and more efficient in serving pain despite a lack of need to heed pain signals. Pain no longer becomes useful at that point. The principles of neuroplasticity can be used to help a person in pain overcome pain without medications. See comments below for more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you provide me with common negative effects of living in constant pain for many years for some people?
Chronic pain: Chronic pain can affect peoples’ ability to take part in activities in all areas of their lives. It can affect their ability to work, to manage simple day-to-day tasks and to enjoy social activities as they did in the past. Chronic pain often has a big impact on peoples’ emotional well-being and overall quality of life. ...Read more
Home remedies: Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk breaks, rubbing/massaging feet, and desensitization exercises. Over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream can also provide pain relief when used regularly (some cannot tolerate the cream). You could consider adding a daily b complex vitamin supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What pills are often prescribed by phsychiatrists and family practice physicians for patients who can't fall asleep?
Insomnia: You can start out with melatonin 3-6mg. If inability to fall asleep or stay asleep treatment may be different approach, old meds like amitripyline and nortripyline could be used. Antihistines such as Benadryl or hydroxyzine can be used. Anxiolytics such as alprazolam or temazepam can be used but the newer ones like ambien, rozerem (ramelteon) and lunesta are used more now. These can cause sleep walking issues ...Read more
Are medications for fibromyalgia good at relieving symptoms ? Mine aren't too severe compared to others i've heard about
Fibromyalgia: Please read other physician' s comments on fibromyalgia. There is great variation from one patient to another, and each case needs individualized assessment and treatment according to the chronicity and severity of the symptoms. Work with your doctor in finding solutions, and be open to suggestions from other specialists involved in your care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?
What are some good meds or diet for someone who has ibs? None of the meds preprscribed are not working
What are some reasons for leg pain in both legs without relief from requip (ropinirole) and pain meds?
I find doctors opinions on marijuana and beliefs to be Ignorant. There are people who benefit more from it than narcotic pills. Why should we suffer ?
Marijuana: your statement answers itself. Doctors are people and they have OPINIONS & BELIEFS. As for the FACTS : Marijuana is one analgesic modality that is not utilized in the USA. As long as the Gov criminalizes even the Research of Cannabinoids, future Physicians will not be educated on the benefits of marijuana, and patients will only receive OPINIONS and BELIEFS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription. Examples are: - paracetamol (eg panadol brand) - ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand) - aspirin Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I’ve been in severe pain for 5 weeks and the only medications I’ve received are listed. I’ve begged for pain relief but denied left suffering. Why?
Acupuncture: Has been successfull for many people i know, including myself. ...Read more
Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more
Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, cannabis can be very helpful for pain but at times it is not enough and can be combined with other medications. It can have a synergistic effect and may reduce the dose of other medicines needed. Consider forms high in CBD, which, while effective for pain, are less psychoactive. Cannabis can also be used topically, which again is not psychoactive yet can be very helpful for pain. ...Read more
What do you have?: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more
I was dx with fibromyalgia & i am not getting pain relief from my currant medications. Would celebrex (celecoxib) be an option?
Off-label Rx: Celebrex (celecoxib) is commonly used to lessen the pain of people afflicted with the pain of fibromyalgia. However, Celebrex (celecoxib) has not been approved by the FDA to treat fibromyalgia, so this use would be an off-label prescription. Always before beginning any new drug, it is important to review your medical history with your doctor. ...Read more
Am taking tramadol for moderate pain relief for my shouIder, but i had a seizure, what pain medication would u recommend?
See pain management: Taking too much of a pain medication can trigger a seizure. For example, patients who take tramadol may have seizures. A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain and seizure. ...Read more
Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to ice, casting, elevation, and rest. If pain is severe and resistant to above medications, you can utilize a narcotic (i.e. Percocet). Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist/sports medicine physician on other options for pain control. ...Read more
I have apo-cuclobenzaprine 10mg for my back, can i use this medication to help with the pain relief of hemorhoids and fissure?
Pain relief: I am sorry to know that you are having pain today. While cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant, it is unlikely to help your hemorrhoid pain. I would recommend Analpram which is a hydrocortisone treatment that will treat the hemorrhoid pain at the source. Cyclobenzaprine can also have other side effects, and is unlike to work as well as Analpram does. Contact your doctor for additional recommend. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how recent it was and your pain tolerance. Having enough pain relief to carry on most of your daily activities helps you recover. If you are comfortable enough for these, you may forgo the medicine. Balance any side effects of medicine against your ability to get up and go. If it okay with your surgeon, you can use an ice pack or heating pack to the area of your surgical wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ggt 171 ALT 51 not abusing alcohol or drugs not taking pain relief just finished co amoxiclav 625 mg three times daily for 7 days?
Maybe "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast, alt, ggt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). Ggt is not however specific to just the liver--so, what tests have been done ; what has been ruled out? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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