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Could narcotic pain relievers help all types of pain?

Could narcotic pain relievers help all types of pain?

Yes: The national problem which you will not see in the news is the federal dea early december ordered a 40% reduction in opoid production, and distribution nationwide. The have threatened fines and imprisonment to any entity that does not comply. This means that legitimate chronic pain patients will be unable to find their usual prescribed medication anywhere. The ama has filed a lawsuit re the above. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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How addictive are pain medications for chronic pain?

How addictive are pain medications for chronic pain?

Addiction vs : Dependence. Chronic administration of narcotic analgesics will result in a physical dependence, meaning that the body accommodates to a number of the medication effects and if suddenly stopped the person will go through a withdrawal. Addiction is a pattern of maladative use leading to an inability to function normally. Chronic pain patients on appropriate medication can function well. ...Read more

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Swelling from medicine pain killer?

Swelling from medicine pain killer?

Swelling: Opioids (if that is what you are taking) can cause fluid retention. If this is general swelling then it could be an adverse reaction or allergy - i would have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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How can pain killers kill pain?

Opioids-Mu receptors: Opioid work on specific receptors in your brain called mu receptors and dull the individuals experience of pain. Nsaids work more by decreasing inflammation. Neuromodulators like Gabapentin work on another neuro-receptor called gaba. Methadone works on mu receptors and nmda receptors. And theres more, so make sure you have the right diagnosis by someone experienced in treating pain. ...Read more

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Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Tramadol technically: is an opiate. It is a synthetic opiate receptor binding drug and is effective for mild to moderate pain. There are many modalities for treating pain other than medication alone. If this is a chronic problem you may wish to speak with a pain specialist (in fact I strongly recommend this). NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also helpful for pain, but have significant potential for adverse effect ...Read more

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What are some strong pain killers?

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What are some strong pain killers?

Pain killers: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of the ACUTE pain. However, when pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. ...Read more

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What pain killers can cause seizures?

Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): In general pain killers do not cause seizures unless the person has some predisposition. The best known is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine). ...Read more

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

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 more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Can pain medications relieve toothaches?

Can pain medications relieve toothaches?

Yes: Yes paid medications can treat toothaches. I would also recommend visiting your dentist to find out why you are having the pain. Usually treating the underlying cause of the pain is a better idea than covering the pain with medications. ...Read more

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What type of pain killers are usually prescribed for pain from inguinal hernia repair?

Narcotics: Narcotic pain medications are usually used for the moderately severe pain experienced after hernia surgery. For very minor hernias at the belly button, Ibuprofen alone may suffice. For an inguinal hernia, however, the manipulation and sewing of muscles causes more severe pain that requires stronger narcotics to control. Make sure to take a stool softener with this to avoid straining! ...Read more

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Are there any topicla pain meds used for chronic nerve pain?

Are there any topicla pain meds used for chronic nerve pain?

Topicals: Yes there are many topical combinations that can be used for pain. Please see a pain docotor and discuss this. ...Read more

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Need toothache pain relief pain killers aren't working in a lot of pain missed worked?

Need toothache pain relief pain killers aren't working in a lot of pain missed worked?

Not DIY: face it, the only one that can help you is a Dentist. You are trying to treat a virulent infection with a pain killer. Stop looking for a miracle and make appointment with Dentist now. ...Read more

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What are some natural pain killers?

What are some natural pain killers?

Acupuncture: has been around for thousands of years and can be a very effective method of managing pain. ...Read more

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Are there effective pain killers that don't cause addiction?

Yes: There are meds that are not addictive, such as nsaid's, ex Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). There are other class of meds that are nonaddicting as well depending on the type of pain. This can include certain antidepressants or seizure medications. There are topical therapies as well as non traditional, acupuncture, physical treatments such as osteopathic or chiropractic. Injections, massage therapy, . ...Read more

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