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What To Take For Pain
Anti inflammatory: Such as steroid or non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine and there is a wide variety of various groups of medication that a pain management specialist can offer you in addition to other treatment options such as physical therapy/exercise, lifestyle modification like weight control and not smoking as well as possible injection techniques of medication .. ...Read more
Constipation: Depends on the cause of the constipation. Are you healthy otherwise or taking any medications? Best see your doctor to see what kind of constipation you have. Meanwhile it would be safe to take some milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for temporary help and drink more water. Some types of constipation respond to increasing fiber, while other types do not.. ...Read more
Depend : Depends on the etiology (cause) of your pain...Having severe rectal pain is not normal, the most common cause is an anal fissure. Usually if you can keep your bowel movements soft, ( high fiber and plenty of fluids) and take a hot bath after bm these measures usually heal the fissure. If persist see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more
Pain medication: There are many pain medications depends on each painful conditions. For nerve pain, we have anti-seizure medications, tca .... For muscle spasm, we have muscle relaxers such as cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine ... For inflammation, we have nsaids, steroids ... For general pain, we have tylenol, (acetaminophen) opiate. Percocet is a powerful opioid, but there are many other opioids. ...Read more
What to take for osteoarthritis. Allergic to aspirin and ibuprophan. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't cut the pain what can I ask my Dr about to take.
Find out cause first: Meds may not be the best thing for you depending on the cause of vertigo. If this is bppv you might do better with repositioning maneuvers or exercises. If this is a stroke you would be better off with treatment in the emergency department. Generally meds work well though. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) promethazine, phenergan, metoclopramide, prochlorperazine, odansetron, etc. ...Read more
Why should you have: There is little reason to have pain during chemo? it is a myth that some ignorant people can pass on to you. Giving chemotherapy is like taking intravenous fluids via your vein. Chemo does not hurt although placing a needle in the vein does sting for a few minutes, but chemo itself is painless! ...Read more
NSAIDs are most: Commonly prescribed as they cut down the inflammation and can help a great deal with pain. There is a little controversy to this though, as some functional based physicians feel nsaids can actually cause poor healing in a tendonosis, leading to recurrences and ruptures. The same argument goes for steroid injections. If you agree with this, you can consider prp or prolotherapy as well. ...Read more
Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is important: For physicians to keep pill counts so that pills do not make it to the streets and prescribing rules are being followed. This is not personal, just something physicians have to do to assure safe practices. ...Read more
Back pain: In my opinion, pain medications at this early age are not the answer. Please get proper evaluation by a physician to find out any treatable cause. Most back pain can be successfully managed without drugs. I am sure you may not like this answer, but that is an honest answer. Stay fit and active. Swimming is best. Good luck... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of options: Besides medication, I would also recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications and modalities such as TENS unit. Depending on the type of pain you have, NSAIDs, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and medications specifically for neuropathic pain may be helpful. The American Chronic Pain Association has a good section on medication and treatment as a patient resource. http://www.theacpa.org/treatments ...Read more
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