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Remicade Pain Medication
UCTD. MTX, celebrex, (celecoxib) plaquenil, and prednisone. After weening off prednisone I feel terrible joint and muscle pain. Any adjustments recommend to meds?
Which is more affective pain management of a gouty foot flare-up, Naproxen or Celebrex (celecoxib)? (along with Colchicine) Allipurinol already prescribed.
Probably naproxen: Naproxen has been used for many years to treat acute episodes of gout-colcichine has been used longer but has more side effects if pushed.Celebrex (celecoxib) is an N SAID too but used more for having less gastrointestinal side effects. So the person who knows best with your history is the prescribing. Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a pain med: Many people with mild rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus respond to hydroxychloroquine. It is not a pain medication. The key is to have the rheumatologist assess whether the Hydroxychloroquine is adequately controlling the RA to prevent progression as progression can lead to deformity. If the diagnosis is lupus, control needs to be measured also. ...Read more
I'm treated 4 lupus like disease. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) controlled flares.But dizziness required constant prednisone.Can methotrexate help with my dizzy spells?
Recovered from first time peri-anal abscess after third remicade (infliximab) infusion for uc. Seems like a side effect of remicade (infliximab). Should I stop remicade (infliximab)?
6/10/14 lap/cholecystectomy. Increasing abd/r-flank pain. 7-8/10 and fatigue. 0Fever. RA Patient 0 meds 6wks (metho-humira) no appetite. Please advise?
See your surgeon: Methotrexate and Humera are drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis - both can lower immunity. While most laparoscopic cholecystectomies go without complications, given your suppressed state, it makes sense to go to your surgeon to have blood work and possibly an ultrasound performed. ...Read more
Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.
Various types: It is an NSAID and each NSAID has common effects like GI upset, increase in blood pressure and decrease in renal function. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause certain other symptoms more often than other nsaids. You need to discuss this with your physician and understand why it is used and what other alternatives you have. ...Read more