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Why is it when i take pain meds, it helps relieve my ibs?

Why is it when i take pain meds, it helps relieve my ibs?

Due to side effects: Ibs can sometimes be diarrhea predominant or constipation predominant. Narcotics have as a side effect constipation which in this case may be "aiding" you. More importantly, however would be to find out why do you have diarrhea to begin with. There are many causes and working together with a gastroenterologist and gp will hopefully give you an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What pain medications is it okay to take if I have allergy?

What pain medications is it okay to take if I have allergy?

Allergic to?: Read the contents on the packaging for the pain medication to ensure that none of the ingredients are ones that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I get reoccuring bv. I take the prescribed meds but it comes back. Dr claim partner doesn't pass it back. Is this true and what can I do to stop this?

I get reoccuring bv. I take the prescribed meds but it comes back. Dr claim partner doesn't pass it back. Is this true and what can I do to stop this?

Doctor is right: B.V can be hard to get rid of. Its not passed from your partner. Its overgrowth pf bacteria in your body. Take your medication as prescribed. Using condoms may help as sperm makes bacteria grow more. You can also use over the counter r ephresh to change the ph. In the vagina. Do mot douche is it will make things worse. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad tooth pain is it ok to take oxycodone often?

What to do if I have really bad tooth pain is it ok to take oxycodone often?

Absolutely not: Tooth pain can only be resolved by treating the infection. Pain killers, especially addicting narcotics, will only temporarily mask the pain as the infection worsens and spreads. You need to see a dentist now. Don't wait, thi infection will never cure itself. ...Read more

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I have endometresois, and have chronic pelvic pain. I have been taking ibuprofen and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) using heat, but nothing it helping. I see my gyno next month. Is there anything i can do or take to help? Pain is 7/10

I have endometresois, and have chronic pelvic pain. I have been taking ibuprofen and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) using heat, but nothing it helping. I see my gyno next month. Is there anything i can do or take to help? Pain is 7/10

Dose of ibuprofen?: Label directions for OTC ibuprofen say 1 q 4 hours. I often tell patients most people can tolerate Three 200 mg pills 3-4 times a day for 5-7 days. A bigger dose might help, but some people have stomach upset from this dose. If the pain becomes unbearable where you can't function with normal daily activities, this would warrant a trip to urgent care or perhaps an ER. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take pain medications if I have braces?

Yes: Pain medications will not cause any problem with the movement of your teeth. Over the counter medications should be all you need such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If you require more, please talk to your orthodontist about this. ...Read more

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Why is it that motrin does not help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Why is it that motrin does not help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Anti-inflammatory: Effective with whiplash as there is a large inflammatory component, but headaches can have multiple different causative factors if headache will not resolve you need to seek care. ...Read more

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What can I do if medication is not helping my angina pain?

What can I do if medication is not helping my angina pain?

Surgery or stent: The best treatment for angina which is not controlled by optimal medical therapy is revascularization by coronary artery bypass grafting or stenting. ...Read more

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I am on pain meds through a pain clinic. That dr says i can not take xannax or like meds for my anxiety. Is there anything else i can take ?

I am on pain meds through a pain clinic. That dr says i can not take xannax or like meds for my anxiety. Is there anything else i can take ?

SSRI or therapy: Ssri ("antidepressants") r also used 4 anxiety ; r better in the long run than tranquilizers like xanax (alprazolam). Better still is learning skills 4 managing the feelings in therapy. Worry ; mental anxiety can be treated w cbt that helps u challenge the fears ; refocus attention. Panic attacks r more physical anxiety ; best helped w exposure therapy. Book the 4 agreements by don miguel ruiz is also helpful. ...Read more

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6 months prego... How do I know if my back pain is from my sciatic nerve? & if it is that, how can I get relief w/o taking pain killers?

6 months prego... How do I know if my back pain is from my sciatic nerve? & if it is that, how can I get relief w/o taking pain killers?

Symptoms: Most sciatic nerve pain in pregnancy is felt in the lower back and runs down the buttocks into the leg, it is worse with certain movements, and helped by heat, massage, and physical therapy. You need to rule out other causes also by being checked. ...Read more

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Why do I get so aggravated and grumpy when I take my pain meds? I am going to be on opiates for chronic pain forever. Is there anything I can do?

Why do I get so aggravated and grumpy when I take my pain meds?  I am going to be on opiates for chronic pain forever.  Is there anything I can do?

Not uncommon: Many people on opioids complain of being grumpy. This is more due to the pain than to the medication. You may find that by taking long acting (sustained reiease) medication that your pain is better controlled with fewer highs and lows. ...Read more

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Hi dr. My throat is hurt after intubation. It's been 5 days and the pain is getting worse. Do you have any home remedies to relieve this pain? I can't stand it anymore. Thanks you.

Hi dr. My throat is hurt after intubation. It's been 5 days and the pain is getting worse. Do you have any home remedies to relieve this pain? I can't stand it anymore. Thanks you.

Sorry: you are having this pesky but very common side effect from intubation! Try inhaling warm vapor ( Vaporizer) If you dpn't have one go into bathroom and run hot shower until room "steams" If it persists beyond a week contact your PCP for advice or referral to Throat specialist! Hope this helps! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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My stomach gets upset when i take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

My stomach gets upset when i take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

Fix the Crohn's...: If you have active crohn's disease, your GI tract is already inflammed so eating anything, including the pills prescribed to help you, may give you GI upset until the crohn's flare subsides. Depending upon the treatment course, some drugs can take a very long time (weeks to months) to achieve healing. Talk to GI doctor about your symptoms, dis-satisfaction with your present meds, & rx options. ...Read more

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Terrible left ribcage pain 4 months.Dr gave me 15mg Mobic (meloxicam). Is it safe to take if I have gastritis? Not sure if dr remembered I have it.

Mobic (meloxicam): Mobic (meloxicam) is considered to be relatively safe on the stomach however celebrex is a better choice if you do need an anti-inflammatory medication. You may even have muscular pain which would improve with regular mild exercises and stretching. ...Read more

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What to do if I have IBS and am in constant pain, but pain meds just make it worse?

What to do if I have IBS and am in constant pain, but pain meds just make it worse?

Unclear etiology: I think dr. Stein grossly overstates the role of serotonin in ibs. Yes it is involved but there are limitations on alteration in serotonin metabolism as the sole explanation for the constellation of symptoms observed in patients with ibs. ...Read more

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Was put on medicine for acid reflex now have stomach pain and cramps, dr sid stop taking it. why did meds do this called omelonze?

Was put on medicine for acid reflex  now have stomach pain and cramps, dr sid stop taking it. why did  meds do this called omelonze?

Omeprazole?: Do you mean omeprazole? It is not common to cause stomach pain and cramps, but I am guessing your prescribing MD told you to stop it due to the side effects YOU are experiencing. ...Read more

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I am taking Biaxin (clarithromycin) and it is causing me to have awful back pain. What can I take to lessen this back pain?

I am taking Biaxin (clarithromycin) and it is causing me to have awful back pain. What can I take to lessen this back pain?

Stop the drug!: If you have new symptoms after starting any drug, there is a chance that it is due to the new med. Sometimes medication side effects can be very serious, sometimes minor. Awful back pain fits into the category of a serious side effect. Call your doctor today, or stop the medicine until you can talk to the person who prescribed it. Get seen for the back pain today, too. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will i feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to ?

Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will i feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to ?

Not likely. SSRI's: or any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety meds will mask the symptom or change your nervous system's way of experiencing it, but won't change much else. It will give you more confidence to deal with situations, if the med works, which is what you need to learn to do without the meds, sooner or later. If you have an underlying physical cause, you may need to stay on the meds longer. ...Read more