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What Is A Good Step Down From Oxycodone In Terms Of Pain Relief
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
It depends: Even among experts the notion of opiate equivalences can be considered controversial especially if one becomes overly specific. Genetic and other contextual variable including the amount and duration all play a role. This is not a question for you to try and figure out. It is challenging enough for your physician! ...Read more
Yes and no: A single oxycodone tablet will add some additional narcotic effect, but if the goal is to reduce dependence on opiates, taking more oxycodone goes in the opposite direction. You should have a treatment plan with parameters for how to manage your pain that your doctor and you agree to together. ...Read more
If I am allergic to nsaids can I take oxycodone-aspirin? What are my actual options for pain relief? Also allergic to acetamenophine
Depends: If your allergy is to a specific nsaid like naproxen (more rare), then yes. If your allergy is not IgE-medicated, but rather causes hives or perhaps other side effects such as gastrointestinal discomfort, then yes. Side effects could be treated. If your allergy is to all nsaids (such as in a aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease), then no unless desensitized. See an Allergist to differentiate. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 5mg oxycodone with 25 mg Valium for post op sleep and pain relief? I've taken that much Valium for a colonoscopy. Not with opioids
I have hep b c stomach ulcers nsaid s and tyelonol are a death sentence for someone seeking pain relief like myself would roxicodone (oxycodone) 15 mg be a suitab?
Safety: Yes it is ok. But remember always consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
How does dihydrocodeine compare to oxycodone in the relief of moderately severe chronic back pain?
Opioids aren't great:
oxycodone is a much more potent analgesic than dihydrocodeine. The problem is that opioids are often not good for chronic pain. They often don't provide lasting results. And lots of patients get dependant on them.
If you have PTSD and chronic pain and have had back surgery, it's important to get multidisciplinary treatment that helps you maintain your function. You need mind-body care ...Read more
Migraine relief with pain medicine? Oxycodone is the only thing that relieves my migraines. Can I take a low does regularly?
Have a terrible toothache, but oxycodone is making me a bit queasy. Will an 800 mg ibuprofen help enough with pain relief?
800 mg can help: If you have a severe toothache, seek immediate help from your dentist before the problem becomes worse and more complicated. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. Ibuprofen 800 mg can help relieve the pain, where inflammation is present, caused from dental pain until you consult your dentist. ...Read more
I have spinal stenosis with sciatic pain from foot to thigh. Now, I am having severe pain up to groin. I have been usingfentanyl patch and oxycodone with no relief. What should I do?
See, below: If you are using oxycodone regularly (daily) than you are going into withdrawal despite a more consistent level of fentanyl provided by the patch. That withdrawal at the end of the oxycodone dosing interval is exacerbating your pain. Another trick that is not well appreciated is the use of ultra low dose Naltrexone (0.25 mgs 1-2x daily) also the other drugs per answers given by the other docs. ...Read more
Online pharmacy: At 49 yo, asking this question shows that you don't understand the purpose of this forum. ...Read more
What doc prescribed: If this was prescribed, the dose the doctor wants you to take is on the prescription, and your pharmacist can further explain how to use it. If it was not prescribed, then ZERO would be the right dose for you. These are not questions anyone should be asking anyone other than the prescriber and their pharmacist. Strangers who do not know your health history are not the best source of information. ...Read more
Depends: Under the care of a physician who is familiar with opioid medications and provides the appropriate education on their use this dose may be as low as 5mg. Always start low and slowly increase as needed under the direction of your physician. Medications should never be altered or changed without physician direction. ...Read more
Been in pain clinic for years. Having trouble coming off of the oxycodone. Was taking 60mg every 6 hrs. I'm down to 7.5mg every 4. Almost out. Help?
Most likely because: In my experience the most likely cause is an opiate use disorder not recognized. Indeed, I would assume so given the doses, duration of care, your age, and troubles you are having in reducing the dose. Patients who have opiate use disorders benefit from medication assisted treatment whether they have pain or not. Check out DrRotchford. Com and elsewhere for information about same. ...Read more
As a last resort: While narcotics are very effective against a wide variety of pain syndromes, their side effects, tendency to cause tolerance, and addiction potential make them agents to use only if more targeted treatment (such as treatment for neuropathic pain) has failed. Often, narcotic medications must be written for and monitored by a dedicated pain clinic. ...Read more
I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me
Yes and no: The gabapentin, or other antiseizure medications like it, will usually do a good job preventing the shocks in your face. Oxycodone is a very addictive narcotic. If your symptoms are so bad you need narcotics, then you should consider surgery. I do a "keyhole microvascular decompression" which allows most of my patinets to go home the day after surgery, with over 90% cure rate and no numbness. ...Read more
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