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What should I do with extra pain killers from surgery?

What should I do with extra pain killers from surgery?

It Depends: If you keep them, be sure to lock them up. Don't just leave them in your medicine cabinent where visitors, kids, cleaning people can get ahold of them. Don't flush them down the toliet which just pollutes the water supply. If you discard them in the solid waste stream (garbage), make them undesirable by putting them with coffee grounds, kitty litter, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do with the pain from surgery if codeine allergy?

What can I do with the pain from surgery if codeine allergy?

Hydrocodone: Try. You can try hydrocodone. It is synthetic codeine. You may be ok. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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I have severe back pain due to surgery from Harrington rods from scoliosis...I eat through so much Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen I don't know what to do...

I have severe back pain due to surgery from Harrington rods from scoliosis...I eat through so much Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen I don't know what to do...

Seek help: Sounds too severe for typical post op pain. Call surgeon and primary doctor to review (on phone or preferably in person) for the cause and best treatment. DO NOT exceed recommended doses of ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Ask about trying non medication help for pain - physical therapy, different sleeping, sitting and standing aids. Try to avoid narcotics. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc that needs surgery. I am taking 6 Advil (ibuprofen) a day to help with the pain. How long can I do that before I do damage to my body?

I have a herniated disc that needs surgery. I am taking 6 Advil (ibuprofen) a day to help with the pain. How long can I do that before I do damage to my body?

Need monitoring: Generally, only 6 a day is not usually a problem, but potential complications include stomach ulcers that may bleed or perforate, kidney problems and hearing problems if you take more than your body can handle. You need to coordinate with your doctor regarding blood tests to monitor your kidney function and meds to help avoid stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas

I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas

HealthTapPrime(-TX?): The prescribing of meds through HealthTap can only be done through one-on-one evaluation on HealthTap Prime, our paid service.HealthTap Prime may or may not be available in Texas - I am uncertain.Meds that are impossible to prescribe through HealthTap Prime include controlled substances, such as narcotic pain meds. Back pain is best evaluated in person, IMO.Please get seen ASAP.Back pain is cruel. ...Read more

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I have a horrible lump between my scapula and spine. Pain will not go away with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). What should I do?

I have a horrible lump between my scapula and spine. Pain will not go away with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). What should I do?

See doctor: It sounds like you may have an abscess or infected cyst. See a doctor to find out the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I need a new knee i'm 46 and nobody will operate on me or even take care of my pain i can't do anything i'm crippled and in pain what do I do?

I need a new knee i'm 46 and nobody will operate on me or even take care of my pain i can't do anything i'm crippled and in pain what do I do?

Knee: How do you know that you need a new knee? For 16 years old , that is unusual. You need a competent orthopedic surgeon who does a lot of pediatric cases. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain and the doctor does not want to do surgery. He has also cut my pain meds. What should I do?

I have severe lower back pain and the doctor does not want to do surgery. He has also cut my pain meds. What should I do?

Few steps: First, get all records and find another physician. Second, make sure that you have correct diagnoses. 3d, discuss frankly with a new physician why you want the surgery. Many causes of back pain can be treated conservatively and with physical therapy. Experienced orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can guide you. ...Read more

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If I have hypermobility syndrome and have a lot of pain, but I don't want to keep taking pain medication, what can I do?

If I have hypermobility syndrome and have a lot of pain, but I don't want to keep taking pain medication, what can I do?

See a rheumatologist: A good rheumatologist might come up with a treatment plan that would minimize the amount of pain medication that you take. Hypermobility can occur with a variety of rheumatological conditions and you should see a rheumatologist to make sure that you have a correct underlying diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in left hip, peritoneal nerve, from multiple surgeries what should I do to help this?

I have a sharp pain in left hip, peritoneal nerve, from multiple surgeries what should I do to help this?

Pain Interventionist: At this point the best specialist to help you is a pain interventionist, who often work out of clinics associated with an hospital. Your primary medical doctor should know who is local. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer frecuently strong back pain. Planning to have surgery but i'm not sure what to do. What do you recommend?

I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer frecuently strong back pain. Planning to have surgery but i'm not sure what to do. What do you recommend?

Back surgery!!!: When faced with this question know that not all back pains are caused by a herniated disc & not all herniated discs require surgery. Guided pt, injections & other options may help. In severe cases, in cases where conservative care failed, in cases with neurological deficit, surgery may be the best & only option. If surgery needed, ask questions; don't be afraid to get pain relief sooner than later. ...Read more

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I'm wondering whether I should seek further help with my ankle I'm still in a lot of pain did what was told but not helping should I go back to ED ?

I'm wondering whether I should seek further help with my ankle I'm still in a lot of pain did what was told but not helping should I go back to ED ?

Ankle Pain: If you are stable with previously evaluated ankle pain - emergency department is likely not your best option. Use rest, Icing, compression & elevation. NSAID's may help with pain. Acupuncture can speed healing. If not resolving consider a routine follow up appointment wi your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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I suffer from back pain , what can I do or what medication I can take for the pain ?

See doc for eval: 19 year old female with back pain may be referral from uterus as well as spine pathology. See your doc for complete exam to determine exact cause, then treatment options will beci ...Read more

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Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Not necessarily: Every person has a different tolerance for pain. Millions of people in this country have chronic pain. Some people cope quite well and carry on normal lives despite chronic pain. Other people cope very poorly and become severely disabled by chronic pain. Seeing a physician who is experienced in the management of chronic pain can be helpful to those who are not coping well. ...Read more

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I am in terrible pain from an ovarian cyst I am at work what can I do to aleivate the pain I have already taken Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I am in terrible pain from an ovarian cyst I am at work what can I do to aleivate the pain I have already taken Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Ibuprofen: You can try heat, but I would suggest motrin, advil or ibuprofen over tylenol (acetaminophen). More and more evidence is showing tylenol (acetaminophen) to be ineffective for pain. However, if you develop nausea and vomitting with the pain, you could have torsion and that is more of an emergency. Consider calling your GYN to see if he/she can call in some 600mg or 800mg Ibuprofen until seen ...Read more

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I'm worried because my quads and calves are quite sore from running what method should I use to relive the pain besides nsaids, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my quads and calves are quite sore from running what method should I use to relive the pain besides nsaids, what do you suggest?

Stretching and ice: Possibly learn some stretches for your legs, but don't be overaggressive. You should do so prior to running and after. Prior to running I do active stretches, which are basically marching in place for about 30 seconds. I also push against a wall, one leg forward, one back. You should go to some running websites and locate advice. ...Read more