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Seroquel Treatment Chronic Pain
Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more
Have chronic pain/had shoulder surgery/wake up 4 pm ea day/take more exalgo or new doc. Wants me to try seroquel 50mg./diabetic/overweight/adrenal too?
Avoid Seroquel: If you are diabetic and overweight seroquel stands a good chance of worsening both. If you need something strong to sleep and your doctor sees no contraindication, try trazodone. I usually prescribe 50 mg, 1-4 at bedtime as needed for sleep and have the patient figure out the dose within that range that works for them, just enough to give you a good nights sleep, but not so much that you hungover the next day. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder and chronic pain. Is it dangerous to mix Tramadol and Seroquel?
Yes: In general this combination is fine. If you are also taking an antidepressant or any other medication that could increase serotonin you could possibly get serotonin syndrome. So I would recommend that you pay attention to symptoms such as increased anxiety, agitation/irritability, muscle stiffness, sweating, headache, fever or seizures. ...Read more
See your physician: Your physician can help evaluate you and decide the correct diagnosis and the best therapy. The treatment of chronic pain can include medications, physical therapy, exercise, sleep evaluation, psychiatric therapy to name a few. It is best if you avoid narcotics or other habit forming meds. This just makes it more difficult for the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would a 27 year old not get the same pain treatment as someone older with the same chronic pain?
Apples and oranges: Though you may appear to have the same pain, pain is not an objective issue. Pain perception differes from perosn to person as will the treatment. You both may have a "bad back" but one of youmay have additional neuropathic pain which is treated differently. If you are not getting relief than you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic pain: Chronic pain can be due to many problems: trauma, injury, chronic diseases, cancer, inflammation, etc. It is best to speak with your doctor and explain how long have you had, what worsens or improves it, how long it last and they can better assist you. Also engage in alternative therapies such as yoga/tai chi, acupuncture since all of this can help with chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I am a big fan of behavioral modification. Many chronic pain patients can adequately manage their pain with counseling regarding biofeedback and coping techniques. Pain medications should always be the last step in managing chronic pain. Interventional pain management techniques are also an option. There non-narcotics meds as well that may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conservative first: Most often chronic pain has an underlying cause and trigger (not always). The treatment is usually directed in that direction. Trying to reduce the symptoms coming from the offending structure. For true chronic issues, "fix" is rarely possible where "control" of symptoms is a more reachable end point. Therapy, injections, medications, even surgery at times, can all help. Get an evaluation soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seroquel (quetiapine) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is an approved medication treatment for scizophrenia, acute manic bipolar episodes, bipolar depressive episodes. It also comes in an extended release form (seroquel xr). Adverse effects include, but are not limited to, significant weight gain and adverse ...Read more
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