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Psychiatrist Prescribe Medications Chronic Pain
A psychiatrist: is a medical doctor, he ma prescribe any medication he pleases ...Read more
Yes: It is not uncommon for psychiatrists at least in the midwest to prescribe narcotics. The prescription of course will depend upon whether or not the psychiatrist is comfortable prescribing narcotics and feels knowledgeable enough to do so safely. It cannot be demanded of a psychiatrist to prescribe something that he or she is not comfortable prescribing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pain affects all aspects of one's life. In chronic situations, pain may have devastating effect on a patient's emotional well-being. A psychiatrist or a psychologist can help patient deal much more effectively with depression, anxiety, etc. They can also help with improving patient's coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Complaints of fatigue are present in over 80 percent of patients with active ra. Successful treatment of the RA with medications decrease these symptoms. It is felt that the fatigue is due to pain. Another factor is depression which can be treated with medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not on HealhTap: Any chronic illness or pain should be managed by a face-to-face encounter with a provider that knows all about you. HealthTap only allows those that prescribe medications to do so to treat acute illness or manage problems until proper follow up is arranged. Further, only very mild, non-opioid pain meds can be prescribed by the system and only then for short periods of time. ...Read more
Addiction vs : Dependence. Chronic administration of narcotic analgesics will result in a physical dependence, meaning that the body accommodates to a number of the medication effects and if suddenly stopped the person will go through a withdrawal. Addiction is a pattern of maladative use leading to an inability to function normally. Chronic pain patients on appropriate medication can function well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which opioid medication or combination of opioids, is most effective to help treat chronic neuropathic pelvic pain?
Can healthTap doctors prescribe medications such as antidepressants and anti anxiety medications?
Many: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin can be enough for some people and those you can get without prescription. Trazodone helps many people. I have also used Amitriptyline and doxepin. Seroquel is sometimes used. It is very sedating, but has many potential side effects. Mirtazepine is another antidepressant that is usually sedating, but not used just for sleep ...Read more
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
No: I'm assuming some type of opiate withdrawal? But no they can't against the law. Not likely to be effective anyway. Suboxone and subutex are only approved meds at this time to be used in doctors office and doctor needs training and special license to do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fore treatment-resistant depression. No local psychiatrists prescribe it, so seeking anesthesiologists or pain management physicians .
Yes: Some alt med therapies are very helpful with chronic pain. Acupuncture. Fish oil can reduce pain from swelling. Apply capsaicin (from cayenne peppers) topically for possible help with arthritis, diabetic nerve pain. Yoga can help with fibromyalgia pain. Guided imagery works on some headaches. Marijuana helps many too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saves money but: Call me old fashioned but it does not mean it is such a good idea. More ok for family, general, internist, ob/gyn etc to refill antidepressants once a patient is doing well, as part of general health maintenance. I have seen enough prolonged suffering and missed opportunities to appreciate the down side. Worth it to get started with a good psychiatrist, then transition. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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