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What Is An Insed Pain Reliever
See a doc first: I do not generally give an opinion on questions like these especially if you have not been evaluated by a physician. You have to find out why are you having this symptom and not just take a pain killer to dull the symptom without treating the cause. ...Read more
Depends: It's difficult to answer your question with a pain medication recommendation. A cycloplegic agent like homatropine, may help with the ocular pain due to choroidal blood volume expansion. A variety of over the counter analgesic meds can help alleviate some pain to. Importantly, talk about your pain with your glaucoma surgeon who may have 2 address your hypotony with surgical revision to save vision ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not one best: 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 to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different types: I would imgaine shoulder pain is not different then a different anatomical location. Often times, a local anesthetic is given and the doctor at his discretion could add a steroid to the injection. Depending if the doctor thinks it is a soft tissue problem he may decide on a "prp injection" which is your own blood spun down and the platelets are reinjected, - this is common in tennis elbow. ...Read more
Leg pain is getting worse and insoles, physio and painkillers aren't helping, is surgery the only option left or is there something else i can try?
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the legs. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone pain in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain contract: It is a binding document where you will follow the rules of engagement for the management of your pain. Shows your commitment and the seriousness of your doctor to take care of your pain. Gives you guidelines of how and where to get or not to get pain medications, screening for use or abuse of medications, which allows for close monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anaphylaxis: A true med allergy is one that no matter the dose, a full blown shut down of all major systems in the body occurs. Skin rash/hives, difficulty breathing, CV Ominous arrhythmia, full blown kidney failure. Immediate intervention and supportive care required to prevent death. Sometimes a mild variation in reaction occurs, short of breath, a skipped heart beat, itchy rash that resolves w w/o help ...Read more
Depends: Depends on type of pain. In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaids are first line. Just because on NSAID does not work does not mean another one wont work. Caffeine can help with pain too. Heat is also good for muscle pain. In the end, you need to find what works best for you. ...Read more
What would be a good treatment for complex regional pain syndrome, opioids&narc. Don't work. It's so painful. The burning pain is unimaginable.
Tough to treat: But consider use of Lyrica, at high dose, Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) nortryptyline, Stelazine, Gralise, Horizant, but also a couple of different opioids, such as Nucynta or Butrans patch. Some useful exercise programs may make a difference, and many physical therapists have this knowledge. Acupuncture and biofeedback may work. ...Read more
Unclear question: Psychiatrists are not trained as pain specialists. However, pain has both a physical and psychological component. A psychologist or psychiatrist may work at part of a pain management team to address coping skills, relaxation techniques, and treat depression associated with pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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