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My husband has ehlers danlos.He can't function on less than 40 mg oxycontin but can't find a dr to prescribe it. We understand the risks. ?
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
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Your husband needs a pain physician who either will prescribe and monitor or will make such recommendations for family doctor.

In brief: Pain Physician
Your husband needs a pain physician who either will prescribe and monitor or will make such recommendations for family doctor.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. Karen Weisman
He might also want to consider a consult with an addiction medicine specialist. He may do better or a partial mu agonist such as buprenorphine, +/- naloxone.
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
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Ehlers-danlos patients have very weak connective tissue so that their ligaments become lax and they suffer from constant joint dislocations with joint damage.
. In addition to the opioids like oxycontin, the snri drugs like pamelor, cymbalta, Effexor and savella (milnacipran) can help with the constant pain. 40 to 80 mg of Oxycontin twice a day is not excessive.Or three times a day is not excessive.

In brief: Keep Looking
Ehlers-danlos patients have very weak connective tissue so that their ligaments become lax and they suffer from constant joint dislocations with joint damage.
. In addition to the opioids like oxycontin, the snri drugs like pamelor, cymbalta, Effexor and savella (milnacipran) can help with the constant pain. 40 to 80 mg of Oxycontin twice a day is not excessive.Or three times a day is not excessive.
Dr. James Marx
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