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Healthy active woman taking percocet daily for back pain. Can i quit after 3 years? They help a great deal but i feel i'm addicted and don't like it
I am on Percocet 10/325 for pain but it isn't helping as much as it used to, is there something different I can take or add to, to keep from hurting?
Lots of options: You are likely developing tolerance to Percocet and I would recommend a different approach. If your problem is chronic, and the cause is diagnosed and is not cancer Add neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin). I would consider giving a short course of NSAIDs if there is no contraindications. Decrease or stop Percocet under doctor supervision as it is addictive. Once off u could try butrans patch or tapentadol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do for pain. I have tryed everything litteraly even percocet. I went to my primary and a pt but my back is so inflamedi can't stand it. :''(?
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment of back pain depends on the cause of the pain. It can be physical therapy, massage, heat pads, medications, injection, surgery .... Narcotic medication is not the only treatment. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overtime, can percocet 7.5/325 4 times daily begin to make you tired, even when it didn't prior to that?
Pain resolution: If your pain problem is receding somewhat, you would expect to find that you are feeling more fatigue than usual. Taking narcotics for chronic pain can be effective but is also problematic in many instances. The best strategy for you as an individual would be to slowly wean yourself off of the narcotic completely except flares. Also routinely take only enough to keep pain to manageable level. ...Read more
Just had surgery 2 days ago and the pain is horrible. I was prescribed percocet and the pain still doesn't go away. Advice?
Call your doctor: Your doctor needs to know what is going on. ...Read more
I had a percocet a little over 4 hours ago, then 10 minutes ago i took a loratab, only because my miagraine wouldn't go away, is this okay?
Migraine hedache: Migraine headache are best treated with medications OTHER than narcotics. Often, stopping the narcotic will cause the headache to recur. It is important to figure out triggers for migraines as they can help you reduce the frequency of symptoms. Triggers include too much / little sleep, specific foods such as aged cheeses, red wine, caffeine, bright lights, chemical sensitivity, menstrual cycle ...Read more