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Why Does Vodka Soothe Arthritis Pain
How does Prozac (fluoxetine) reduce pain? Helps with my back pain/my neuropathy in my foot. Doesn't seem to help all pain (fibromyalgia = not as much help)
Chemicals: Prozac (fluoxetine) is approved for chronic headaches but otherwise lacks indication for chronic pain such as neuropathy. It may help improving the pain by improving underlying depression, even if it was subtle or undiagnosed. Improvements in depression are linked to heightened pain tolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen does not help in pain. Nimesulide works better. Does it mean that I have something else than RA ?
Only temporarily: Alcohol has muscle relaxing properties but it has activations too. The rebound from alcohol makes pain worse and leads to it being one of the most addictive sedatives and one of the most toxic to the liver. Drinking beer for pain relief often ends up in problem drinking or worse, alcohol dependence with all the extra health and personal complications. See a doctor for diagnosis and safe treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe low back pain. Can't take anti infams, make me swell up really bad. Hydrocodone doesn't touch it, only stops my system up. What can help?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why doesn't oxycodone help headaches?Take Oxycontin 30mg & 10mg IR for chronic leg pain. Works great. But lately get bad headaches and it doesn't help
What is your take on icing chronic cartilage injuries or any chronic injury? I ice daily to help pain. My knee doesn't swell anymore. My hip does.
Orthopedic specialis: I'm a proponent of icing acute injuries and using intermittent heat on chronic pain, but daily icing for your chronic knee discomfort works for you. Many cartilage injuries can be managed without surgery. Hip swelling is quite unusual and is best evaluated by an orthopedic specialist or rheumatologist. Bursitis may be present. ...Read more
How can I sleep with arthritis pain? My arthritis pain (in my arms) keeps me from sleeping comfortably. What are some ways to relieve arthritis pain so i can sleep?
Heat and pain relief: Using a heating pad or heating creams before bed often help. Also, there are products such as tylenol (acetaminophen) pm that may help as well. There are also foods that aggravate arthritis - searching on line for those and avoiding them may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 15mg Meloxicam or Hydrocodone did not relieve pain in for arthritic pain in little finger. What else can I take?
Will is oa make knees swell like grapefruit?Severe pain no walking. Happens often. Not gout.Who do I see?Allergic nsaids aspirin. Plz advise.Thx!
Why does my headache not go away with anything, it causes neck pain and pressure in my head. I take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, muscle relaxant nothing helps ?
Can be Aurable....: For most people, dealing with a headache goes no further than taking a common over the counter medication, maybe relaxing for awhile, and the pain is gone. Bu,t there are some headaches that come with much more intensiveness, in clusters, or with vision and sensory distortions that simply defy the usual headache treatment remedies. Your needs will best be met by seeking out a headache specialist. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes. Weakness all over. Bilateral Joint pain ( both knees both ankles both elbow). aches all over.Chills. fever. throat pain. Tylenol n motrin not helping. Can't sleep. urinate frequent. what could it be? scared to take my ambian.
Throat ulcers. Dr gave me lidocaine, not helping. Cant eat or drink. What can I do, this pain is unbearable.
How to relieve facial nerve pain due to bad cold sore outbreak? Dr prescribed Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 today, but it hasn't helped much at all. When will pain stop
I like LED therapy: look for OTC brands that can help pain significantly with red LED or infared LED ...Read more
Severe hip pain 37 weeks pregnant, I can hardly walk it's gotten so bad, can't sleep nothing helps the pain.. Hot baths, chiropractor, Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Hip pain: Your pelvis is getting ready for the birth of your baby. Your ligaments are lose and there is increased pressure on nerves in your back from your baby. This can all cause pain. This is all difficult to treat. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) heat and physical therapy can help. The cure is just around the corner, delivery of your baby! ...Read more
What can I do for nerve damage? Widespread in back. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil do nothing, sometimes make it worse
Chronic pain: Many factors contribute to a person’s perception of pain including genetic factors, damage to the nervous system, the patient’s emotion and mood, and expectations surrounding the injury. The combo home care and medication are used for this condition. Your phycsician may prescribe stronger pain medicine than what you can get otc. Rec. See pain management specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic back, ribs, joint pain responds to paracetamol, naproxen or ibuprofen dramatically. Does that mean inflammatory pain? Ra, anticcp, hla b27 -ve
Possibly: Non-steroidal medications like Naproxen and Ibuprofen work both as anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to analgesics (pain relievers).Acetaminophen is mainly an analgesic with little effect if any on inflammation.Being in your early 30's, osteoarthritis is less likely unless you've had joint injuries. Many causes of back/joint pain not related to arthritis. See an orthopedic doc or rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cronic pain feels like it is in my hips, rhumy says hips joints are ok. Maybe brusitus, cortisone shot didn't help. Any suggestions ?
Typically: There are 3 areas that people identify as 'hip pain' to the sides one spot suggest bursitis, to the side the length of upper leg suggest fascia lata tendinitis, to the back a lumbar disc issue, and to the groin arthritis per se. Of course many other things could cause pain in those areas. ...Read more
I have bad menstrual cramps and IC pain. I can't take Motrin or Tramadol. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Don't like Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine. What else can I try?
Menses IC: There are several short and long term treatments for IC, some require an in office procedure to instill these in your bladder, another is in a pill form, all require an evaluation from a specialist, either an OB/GYN or Urologist. Oral contraceptives can reduce menstrual cramping to minimal levels, and there are new procedures that can be performed to reduce menstrual cramping by up to 70%. ...Read more
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