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What is a prescription pain medication for severe chronic pain?

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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What pain medication is best for severe pain?

What pain medication is best for severe pain?

One that works: There is no best medication. You would be well advised to start at the lowest dose and titrate up under a dictor's direction. ...Read more

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What pain medication is strongest for chronic back pain?

Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. Also, one must consider kidney and liver function when prescribing various types of pain medications. Some of the classes of drugs used to treat pain include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, and topical applications. ...Read more

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What is a good prescription pain medicine for chronic back pain?

What is a good prescription pain medicine for chronic back pain?

Back pain: Without a full evaluation it's impossible to tell you if there is a good prescription med. It may be that you may do fine with conservative treatment . The point is- not every pain back or anywhere else necessitates a prescription pain med. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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Which pain killer is recommended for my severe headache?

Which pain killer is recommended for my severe headache?

Headache severe: You can take Acetaminophen but in my practice, Ibuprofen usually helps migrain-type headaches. If migraine is causing your headaches, a neurologist can prescribe alternate medications either to prevent it or treat it. ...Read more

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Which is a better pain killer for chronic pain: oxycodone or methadone?

Which is a better pain killer for chronic pain: oxycodone or methadone?

Neither: Long term use of narcotics carries considerable risk. Of the two, methadone carries the greater risk. ...Read more

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I'm having severe toothache issues, what is a good pain reliever for this?

I'm having severe toothache issues, what is a good pain reliever for this?

Otc: The most important thing that you can do is to see a dentist and get this problem treated. It will not get better until you take care of it. If you can take ibuprophen this will help with the pain until you get to a dentist. You can also use an ice pack , but see a dentist today. ...Read more

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Chronic abdominal pain. Is there a good treatment for this?

Not enough info: Need to know more specifics. Numerous things can cause a variety of abdominal pain. All are treated differently. See your doctor and be as specific about pain, type, location, frequency, duration, and length of time it has occurred. Sorry i can not be of more help. Feel free to provide more information. ...Read more

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What's a good prescription medication for chronic back pain?

There are several: There are several depending on your allergies, other current medications and underlying medical problems . The list which is not exhaustive includes: : nsaids like ibuprophen , cymbalta, Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) low dose amytriptyline, and tramadol. ...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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Which is better for chronic back pain percocet or roxicet?

Neither: These are both narcotic medications with a high propensity for addiction. They are indicated for short-term pain management. A full evaluation should be performed to identify the source of the lower back pain and appropriate treatment instituted. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a doctor or ER prescribe pain medication for severe tooth ache?

Is it ever that a doctor or ER prescribe pain medication for severe tooth ache?

Yes: But also be aware that the majority of ers are not capable to treating the problem. You will need to see a dentist to address the cause of the toothache so it can go away for good. ...Read more

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What is a good pain reliever/muscle relaxer for severe back pain?

See your doctor: Get evaluated by your doctor, following this he/she will develop a treatment plan. It is important that an underlying issue is not masked by meds. Also, other than for a few days 3-4 days, taking muscle relaxers/pain medication for back pain longer than this is not really advisable, except for a few pathologies (for example cancer, recent surgery, things in that line). ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck? Steroids? Pain meds?

What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck?  Steroids?  Pain meds?

Usually Steroids: Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth. Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis what pain meds are prescribed for chronic pancreatitis when a person has daily pain from the illness?

Chronic pancreatitis

what pain meds are prescribed for chronic pancreatitis when a person has daily pain from the illness?

Varies.: If there's chronic pain that's severe, a doctor might prescribe daily opioid - a long acting agent and then a short acting one for breakthrough. With flare ups of the pain, i've seen people use Amitriptyline along with opioids or nsaids, coupled with a short hospital stay where the person doesn't eat (so they don't stimulate the pancreas). ...Read more

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