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What are the best medicines for severe chronic pain?

What are the best medicines for severe chronic pain?

See details: It depends on the cause of the pain. There are numerous options including gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta and opioid pain meds. ...Read more

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Would a full length bra ease the severe chronic pain but still provide support?

Would a full length bra ease the severe chronic pain but still provide support?

Where is pain: If the breast are large and causing the pain, that might help.
If the pain is from ligaments that are weak in the upper back, see a prolotherapist to treat these ligaments.
Visitwww. Getprol. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for a prolotherapist near you. ...Read more

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When does severe chronic pain require hospitalisation to get it under control? Diagnosis in progress.

When does severe chronic pain require hospitalisation to get it under control? Diagnosis in progress.

Is pain controlled?: Chronic pain can have flare ups so that it cannot be controlled at home with any of the normal means of controlling the pain. If the pain is debilitating and intractable, the pain cycle can be broken with IV pain medications and injections in the hospital. Workup for the pain can also be done quickly and if something is found that needs surgery, then this can also be done. ...Read more

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Had severe chronic pain for 3 years. Got help, but nothing we can do. It can get tough at times and was wondering if you have tips on be positive? Thanks!

Had severe chronic pain for 3 years. Got help, but nothing we can do. It can get tough at times and was wondering if you have tips on be positive? Thanks!

Chronic Pain: I understand your distress of chronic pain of 3 years.
I commend you for wanting to be positive.
•Go to a nearby National park and Feel Wonder of Creation.
•Walk or hike in a State park
and become part of Universe.
Then Release all feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, guilt, resentment helplessness and hopelessness.
•Feel the Relief.
•Believe in Healing Powers of your body and mind. ...Read more

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Is methadone & dialudid good combo for severe chronic pain?

Is methadone & dialudid good combo for severe chronic pain?

Maybe?: The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain is a complex and somewhat controversial issue. Pain conditions differ with respect to their sensitivity to opioids. Most of the debate about the role of opioids in chronic pain management is based upon both the safety and efficacy of these drugs and the potential for abuse. Also dependence and addiction.
Rec.: see pain management specialist. ...Read more

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What is a prescription pain medication for severe chronic pain?

Narcotics/Neurologic: For several reasons some people have severe chronic pain who need narcotic pain meds and nerve stabilizing or neurologic meds like Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). For chronic pain issues your primary care physician will advise you and is a good practice if seen by a pain management specialist. Several types of meds taken orally including long acting, or patches transdermally as out patient. ...Read more

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Severe chronic pain! Poss cirrhosis? Any med. Does not cause further damage

Severe chronic pain! Poss cirrhosis? Any med. Does not cause further damage

Need more info.: Where is your pain and what is the cause of it? That would help determine the answer to your question. Consider a consultation with a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain killer is the best for severe back and chronic pain that works?

See pain management: There are numerous types of medications as well as minor surgical procedures that can control your pain. A pain management specialist can diagnose and treat your pain reasonably well. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic pain. Could Drs on here cut me some slack for being on morphine and start focusing on the questions I actually ask?

I have severe chronic pain. Could Drs on here cut me some slack for being on morphine and start focusing on the questions I actually ask?

Chronic Pain Syndrom: I have severe chronic pain. Could Drs on here cut me some slack for being on morphine and start focusing on the questions I actually ask? ANS: That is what we get paid for. Chronic pain has many causes and requires a detailed listen to what the patient is saying to try to get to the source of the problem. In my experience many are misdiagnosed. Trust you have good pain Dr? ...Read more

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My whole life I have had a severe invisible itch under a single point of 1 fingernail. I spend hours a day ripping the nail off trying to get at it, causing extreme chronic pain. What could this be?

My whole life I have had a severe invisible itch under a single point of 1 fingernail. I spend hours a day ripping the nail off trying to get at it, causing extreme chronic pain. What could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Adult w/ incomplete midgut rotation no volvulus. Chronic pain & symptoms mild-severe. Told "no surgeon will touch it" until an emergency. Is this true?

Adult w/ incomplete midgut rotation no volvulus. Chronic pain & symptoms mild-severe. Told "no surgeon will touch it" until an emergency. Is this true?

Not true: General Surgeon with laparasocopic surgical experience can perform a Ladd procedure, which should take care of this problem. This is fairly routine type surgery for Pediatric Surgeons. Thus Pediatric Surgeon can do this if u can't find surgeon of adults to do it ...Read more

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I had an ulner nerve block for chronic pain above the elbow 3 days ago. Relief was almost instant and laated 3 hours. Since I have had severe pain at?

I had an ulner nerve block for chronic pain above the elbow 3 days ago. Relief was almost instant and laated 3 hours. Since I have had severe pain at?

Severe pain where?: It was not surprising that your pain relief lasting just 3 hrs since that was likely how long the anesthetic worked. If your problem gets worse, the pain becomes intolerable, or no improvement noted after 48 hours, you should contact the doctor who gave you the injections to see what may be the reason for your pain. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic pain however one of the medications does not offer any relief at all. My dr won't change the opana er. What can I do I need help?

Second opinion: There might be a reason behind the selection of the particular medication. You can have an open discussion with your physician and can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome cause severe chronic pain at the t6 region.?

Unlikely: Thoracic outlet affects lateral neck, shoulder blade, lateral upper chest, and radiates down the arm typically to digits 4 and 5 of the hand, if the neurogenic variety. A more distal variation seems focalized to the lateral chest and armpit, (pectoralis minor). T-6 is too low for tos. Severe pain there is more likely of discogenic origin, if within the spine, or referred pain from internal organs. ...Read more

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I take avinza (morphine) for chronic pain. Now I have severe constipation?

I take avinza (morphine) for chronic pain. Now I have severe constipation?

Constipation Concern: Chronic pain management will most assuredly lead to constipation due to the receptors present in the gut, which are affected by the opioids used for pain control. This is physiologic and unavoidable. To help, increase your fluid intake dramatically, increase soluble and insoluble fiber sources and consider a mild stimulant laxative like senna. An osmotic laxative may also become a chronic need. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds”, is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain. ...Read more

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58 yr old mother - short-tempered, brooding. Has severe chronic pain, diabetes, apnea. Used to be agreeable, happier. Should we just accept change?

58 yr old mother - short-tempered, brooding. Has severe chronic pain, diabetes, apnea. Used to be agreeable, happier. Should we just accept change?

Absolutely not!: Assuming she is getting the very best medical care possible, she needs additional help. Could she be suffering from a side effect of one of her medications? Might she be self-medicating (i.E, make sure she's not drinking)? Is she open to psychological support? These are rough times for her (and you), and I hope she finds the help she needs. ...Read more

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Polycystic kidneys led 2 transplant 5 yrs ago. Works & labs great. Still severe chronic pain from cystic kidneys. Would mj 4 pain hurt transplant?

. Surgery: I am not sure what mj is, but your history shows you are taking rx meds for pain so otc meds may not work. If you are still experiencing pain after all this time you may need to have surgery to reduce the size of your kidneys. I would recommend talking to yor nephrologist and/or transplant surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more

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I have always thought my cause of severe constipation is pain meds, ., I live in chronic pain, take 24/7, but if I go7, 8 days w/out a bm unless lax, IBS?

I have always thought my cause of severe constipation is pain meds, ., I live in chronic pain, take 24/7, but if I go7, 8 days w/out a bm unless lax, IBS?

Regular BMs: Good morning:

you do have it correctly, many pain medications cause significant constipation.

Most people on round the clock pain management are given instructions to take stool softener on a daily basis. Some doctors, in the most severe cases, would prescribe a stool softener for this.

Your colon health is important and you need to be on a daily regimen to keep your bms regular. ...Read more

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Spouse's prescription is 2x60mg Oxycontin + 6x10mg Oxycodone daily for chronic pain from severe wreck yrs ago. Worried its too much & addictive or is that ok?

Spouse's prescription is 2x60mg Oxycontin + 6x10mg Oxycodone daily for chronic pain from severe wreck yrs ago. Worried its too much & addictive or is that ok?

You are correct: It is definitely addictive and if you stopped suddenly, you would have withdrawal. You likely have developed tolerance and require higher dosing, and this may become a more challenging issue in future. Would definitely suggest a pain specialist, and work with someone you trust. There are some newer approaches which may benefit you. ...Read more

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I have been in chronic pain managment for 14 yesrs due to severe spinal injury, reconstruction lumbar and 4 hnp cerrvical C6 impinging cord pain worse?

I have been in chronic pain managment for 14 yesrs due to severe spinal injury, reconstruction lumbar and 4 hnp cerrvical C6 impinging cord pain worse?

Talk to your MD: If you are having any worsening pain, numbness, or tingling, or difficulty with bowel/bladder function you should seek urgent medical attention. Talk to your pain doctor about your worsening pain and need for possible further imaging studies; and or review/change of pain medication/ or other modalities. ...Read more

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What kind of vit injections could be asked 4. 2 help severe exhaustion n weakness? Have anemia, spinal deg badly. Chronic pain, poss cfs

What kind of vit injections could be asked 4. 2 help severe exhaustion n weakness? Have anemia, spinal deg badly. Chronic pain, poss cfs

Uncertain: Unfortunately, medical studies haven't shown significant improvent in your symptoms because of vitamin injections per se. An inexpensive multivitamin should cover all your bases. ...Read more

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I need to talk with a compassionate physican about severe chronic pain and drug addiction and how to get the care I need I was in a car that was struck by a train 12 yrs ago and I have many problems with my back now. I didn't become addicted to pain meds

I need to talk with a compassionate physican about severe chronic pain and drug addiction and how to get the care I need I was in a car that was struck by a train 12 yrs ago and I have many problems with my back now. I didn't become addicted to pain meds

Frustrating: Exhaust your non-narcotic options first, with nsaids, acetaminophen, topicals, neuroleptic, snri and a tca as appropriate. Most providers think an opioid meds will cause relapse, but truth is your under treated pain is much more dangerous. Cd history is often presumed drug seeking, but actually this means u r twice as likely to have chronic pain issue. Find someone trained in both cd&pain. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe chronic pain that won't irritate my stomach? Tried diclofenac and idocin both resulted in cramping and irritation.

Stomach irritation: All medications from this class may cause stomach irritation by disrupting lining if stomach. Try taking otc Omeprazole 20 mg daily. In an with water. Do not eat or drink any thing for 30 minted after taking this medication. Do this daily. While taking pain melds you mentioned. See a physician for persistent or new symptoms. In general tylenol (acetaminophen) 325 mg 2 pills every 6 hrs should be tried first. ...Read more