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Can I ever stop taking my diabetes insipidus medication I got it after my car crash and I wanna stop taking it?
Talk to your doctor: Noone can fully answer this question except the doctor who put you on the medication in the first place. The answer depends on how severe or persistent your illness is. If you continues to urinate and have to drink water often, then you are not ready to go off it. Talk to your doctor about your individual condition. ...Read more
My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?
Nerve pain: Neurosurgeons are experts in the treatment of nerve pain. Alternatively, pain management physicians and neurologists can help your sister reduce the nerve pain. There are many excellent neurosurgeons in the phoenix area that help your sister. A neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of pain can offer additional or alternative treatments to medication. ...Read more
Gf got anxiety a month ago from a car accident now everyday she gets dizzy feels weak n has a headache she take medication but she's not getting better?
I was in a car wreck a month ago. Seeing a chiropractor for severe whiplash. Is there any medication that my doctor can give me for the headaches?
Chiropractors to: My knowledge do not prescribe medications.-ck with your pcp if you need meds! ...Read more
I need to ask a doctor about quitting pain medication while being 35 weeks pregnant, can my baby be addicted if I quit now? I was in 2 major car accidents and been taking them the whole pregnancy thus far.
Difficult: Situation. People who have pain and use their meds as prescribed have the lowest chance of addiction for themselves. However, the baby does get the meds as well. Part of this depends on your dosage and how often you take it. Talk to your doctor about your pain issues and how little you can use and be comfortable. Your OB should tell the Peds so they can watch for signs of withdraw. ...Read more
Maybe: But more likely post-traumatic effects playing far larger role ...Read more
I have had a bad car wreck that messed my neck and lower back up and I also have sever anxiety I was on medication for both but my doctor retired and I need my prescriptions refilled?
It is time to start: Looking for a new physician. Were you followed by a pain specialist or general physician? I would not wait until you have run out to do this. ...Read more
No: Who told you that? I am sorry that you worried. ...Read more
I was recently hit by a car whike walking and now I feel like something is crawling all over me. I have never done drugs and do not drink.
Rarely, yes: But the smoke has to be so thick you couldn't see out the window, and the exposure will likely be felt - "contact high." the cut-offs used in cannabis testing (50 ng/ml) are quite high and if you reach them, you were inhaling enough marijuana smoke to have a clinical effect on you. If a positive test is confirmed, you may not be hired, may lose a job, or have legal issues. Pick better friends. ...Read more
Would you prescribe pain meds to a prior drug addict if they need them for a car injury from two years ago?
I'm in my 30's & have Fibromyalgia since I was 16 following a car wreck. I wanted to know if my mom doing drugs while pregnant would cause my fibro?
Not likely: 34 yo female with fibromyalgia post-MVA questions whether mother's use of drugs during pregnancy caused her fibromyalgia. A relationship is unlikely. There is marked association of fibromyalgia & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, an inherited trait often passed from mother to daughter. Loose ligaments potentiate the delicate female pelvis to bio-mechanical injury from injurious MVA forces. ...Read more
I was in a accident where my arm was drug out the car for 30yards at 45mph severed most of the nerves and vein, now have burning will it ever go away?
I was in a major car accident and was careflighted to ER trauma, I went to get medical records and saw that underv my drug screen it read on the alcoh?
Hello how are you? A few years back I got hit by a car and had a subdural hemotoma (it was an emergency surgery and I flat lined for 2.5 minutes). I don't dring or do any hard drugs but I do smoke marijuana and once a year or so I do shrooms. Can either
Keep it brief: Please briefly ask your question. We want to assist you but need to know what you are asking. ...Read more
I hav lost my arm in car accident. And hav an infusion pump in abdomen that pumps drugs in the spine. It doesn't help. I want to try drezlesion. Anygood?
With intractable pain following a spinal cord injury treated with (drez) lesions
after a follow-up period ranging from 6 months to 6 years 50% of patients had good pain relief certain pain syndromes tended to respond better to drez lesions than did others patients with pain extending caudally from the level of the injury and patients with unilateral pain were most likely to to obtain relief ...Read more
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
I am 32 weeks pregnant and am having horrible sciataca and back pain from a car accident a few years ago. I took a 30mg oxycontin that I still had from an old prescription. I'm wondering if this will effect my baby or any drug test that may be administere
Yes, it will: Pregnancy causes many changes in the body and can both be a source of new back pain and aggravate existing back pain. Opiate pain medication will pass directly into your baby's blood, and regular use in pregnancy can actually cause addiction and a withdrawal syndrome in the child, so opiates are not a preferred pain med in pregnancy. Your obstetrician or primary doc has other ways to help. ...Read more
Is there a form of disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born without legs? I know a boy who has no legs, and the way he talks his legs weren't amputated due to a car accident. I was wondering if drug use during pregnancy or
35 year-old woman did ok for 3 months after lumbosacral fusion for degenerative joint and osteoarthritic disease, but ended up in chronic pain.....?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more