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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 (quetiapine) 50mg./diabetic/overweight/adrenal too?
Avoid Seroquel (quetiapine): If you are diabetic and overweight seroquel (quetiapine) 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 (quetiapine)?
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
What are some things you should & shouldn't go the day ur going in for a epidural spinal injection (for chronic pain treatment?)
Take it easy: You should shower before your procedure and wear comfortable clothes. The procedure typically takes 15-30 minutes. Afterwards, expect so pain at the site 2-4 hours after the injection, as the numbing medicine wears off. Ice the injection site and/or take an over-the-counter pain medication, if it's ok for you to do so. Don't do heavy chores or workouts that day. ...Read more
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
Can I b treated with accupincture on the first visit? Its been suggested I seek this treatment for chronic pain/migraines?
May need multiple Tx: Acupuncture has been successful at treating chronic pain and migraines for many people, but chronic conditions usually require extended treatment plans, and it is more likely that you will need multiple treatments. It is worth trying and wise to see someone with good experience & training & recommended by others as the type of treatment can vary greatly among different providers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After foot injury, I was left with chronic pain, supposedly sesamoiditis. Can't do physical activity after that because of pain. Any new treatment?
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