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Pain Relief Medicine
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
You do not specify the type of medication. I may take a couple of advil (ibuprofen) before I do something athletic, but I would neve take a prescription medication prior to a workout, or tryout. Too many reasons to list here, but masking real pain, fatigue or euphoria, drug testing etc are just a few.
If you are up to the sport - go do it. If not, see a sports medicine physician for help. ...Read more
Are you for real:
Is it a good idea to block pain so you can go out and hurt yourself worse in a contact sport.
Find the cause of the pain and get ti resolved before you go out to play a football condition. ...Read more
Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more
Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?
Not usually...: Sinus pressure is usually not a symptom of TMJ disorder. Remember that there are lots of other things that can cause pain attributed to TMD, so having a full evaluation by your doctor is important. If indeed the diagnosis is TMD, then a trial of an OTC NSAID (Ibuprofen, Aleve) is common. Other meds, more education and a change in habit/behaviors that make it worse can be discussed with your doc ...Read more
Any good back pain relief medicine, patch, any thing that would help muscle pain in the back area?
Over the counter: If over the counter anti-inflammatory medications do not help then it may be useful to see a physician if pain continues past a few weeks. ...Read more
Bottom wisdom teeth removed. The doctor didn't give me a prescription for pain relief medicine. Can you guys recommend what I should get?
OTC meds: If surgeon feels that trauma from surgery is minimal, it is preferable to recommend NSAID medications for pain control, like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) for inflammatory pain control. 800mg of Ibuprofen >> Codeine for dental pain. If allergic to aspirin, nsaids, or taking blood thinners, you can opt for Acetaminophen (paracetamol). If you have pain following surgery, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more
What is the best headache pain relief medicine. Extra straight excederian has been pulled off the shelf and witch to me has the best medicine for relieving my headaches.
Extra: Extra strength Acetaminophen may work for you and is safe on the stomach and kidneys in doses below 3000 milligrams a day. Naproxen (like aleve) may work well for you if Excedrin did. If your headaches are frequent and not relieved by these meds, check with your doctor to be sure you have nothing serious. You also may find there are better ways to treat or even prevent those headaches. ...Read more
I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.
Sciatica: Sciatica pain can be very disabling. Fortunately in most cases it is self limited and may take time. Some patients benefit from traction therapy with combination of muscle relaxers, analgesics (short course of opiates), and anti-inflammatory medication. Acupuncture me be alternative. Epidural treatments may be considered prior to surgical alternatives. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Migraine relief with pain medicine? Oxycodone is the only thing that relieves my migraines. Can I take a low does regularly?
Lower left back stabbing pain, hard to work, and pain in my lower back when lifting left arm. No relief with pain medicine, rest, ice and hot compress?
Acupuncture: Has been successfull for many people I know, including myself. ...Read more
I m having problem of suddenly shoulder pain it is so paining I take pain relief which are not useful please give me suggestions or tell me medicine?
2 many causes: Without any injury, there are many possible causes, from bursitis-tendonitis-infection-calcific tendonitis, and more. U need 2 c an orthopedic surgeon 4 xam & x-rays, and this may very well give u the answer. Some times further imaging is needed but there is where 2 start. ...Read more
My head hurts so bad like it's pounding and headache medicine isn't helping. Suggestions for pain relief?
A few thoughts: Self help can include ice to the head or back of the neck. If meds & ice are not helping, could be migraine; if associated w/ strange symptoms like limb numbness, loss of muscle control, speech impairment or if this is literally 'the worst headache of your life' - you could be dealing w/ a subarachnoid hemorrhage (brain bleed).Seek IMMEDIATE medical attention. Could save your life. ...Read more
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 more
Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one?
Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose.
Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more
The medicines doctors prescribed for sciatica are not working at all what else could be wrong. Have tried pain relief, anti. Inf, muscle relaxer, steriods?
Spine Specialist: Recommend seeing a fellowship trained spine/pain specialist. ...Read more
Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?
Possibly: Kroger brand xtra strength pain relief is acetaminophen, which is essentially tylenol. It may be weaker for pain than vicodin, but you will likely have less side effects than the vicodin if you are sensitive to narcotics. If the pain is not severe, I would go with the tylenol. Motrin and Ibuprofen are good over the counter options, but I would not take it constantly for a long time. ...Read more
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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful. Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotic and the chronic use of narcotics for pain control can cause serious side effects, including narcotic dependence, narcotic tolerance, and hyperalgesia (hyspersensitivity to pain). This class of drugs should not be used to treat arthritis pain unless no other options are effective. ...Read more
I am bipolar1. Take Saphris, (asenapine) Lamictal and Lithium. A dr. Prescribed Ultram for pain relief. Could Ultram cause mania or interact with my psych drugs?
Not big risk: Ultram increases serotonin like some antidepressants so it could be a trigger for mania, but if you're on lithium the risk of this is low. Almost all psych drugs are listed as "CNS depressants" meaning they can make you sleepy or reduce brain function in some people. As is Ultram. And adding another one increases the risk of sedation, but in a young otherwise healthy person the risk is low. ...Read more