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methodone 10mg alternative
Ive been using Methadone for chronic pain for over 7 years. I went through the full gambit of Opioid medication and always got to the point of abuse to function. After 11 surgeries and 2 full knee replacements I'm at the end of my rope. The cost for trying to feel like moving every day has become too expensive. I need to find an alternative. If I say things like this to a M.D.. he'd make me see a PHD and that would be on going and more expensive. Please help me find an alternative. ## Hello, Bill! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. However, due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, you will need to see a specialist to have such medications prescribed. A PCP is no longer allowed to prescribe them on a long-term ongoing basis. This is a nar...
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Doctors names that will give the meds I need
I have been diagnosed critical fibromylugvand I csnt walk with out walker and the dr I have just gives lyrics and muscle which works NONE I AM LOOKING FIR A DR IN RICHMOND VA THST CAN ACTUSLLYVHELP ## Hello, Mandy! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. What type of doctor have you been seeing? You're best bet would be to see a pain management specialist. They will be able to prescribe potent medications and will have experience treating people with your condition. Can anyone recommend a good doctor in that area?
Updated 3 minutes ago in Pain Relief.
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Changing pain meds
I have a torn Labium in my hip, chronic arthritis in my right knee, plus back pain. I'm having surgery soon for my hip (thank goodness). I've been on oxy for 3 years 10/325 and it's not helping any more. Not sure what to do. ## Hello, Rose! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're in pain. The best thing to do would be to inform the prescribing doctor that it is no longer helping your pain. It is normal to develop a tolerance to a medication that you've taken for a long-period of time and for it to stop working as well, when that happens. It might be time to move on to a different medication to handle your pain. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth an...
Updated 6 minutes ago in Arthritis.
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my uncle
My uncle says he's taking suboxone but they look different then any suboxone pill I've ever seen they are really little round, white, and have an 8 on one side and an ? on the other... Are they really suboxone??? ## Hello, Brandi! How are you? I'm sorry, but what is the marking on the other side, is it a question mark? There are some that are round, white and have an arrow on the opposite side. They are 8mg tablets. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.
Updated 9 minutes ago in Suboxone.
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peach pill 237 A on other side
It is a peach ,round pill, 237 on side and A on the other ## Hello, Will! How are you? This tablet contains 0.025mgs of Atropine and 2.5mgs of Diphenoxylate, it is most commonly used to treat diarrhea. Side effects may include nausea, blurred vision, constipation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 14 minutes ago in Atropine.
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Blue Valium, Scotland
Hi folks, I used to get Diazepam prescribed to me but after my GP stopped giving me it I took matters into my own hands. Anyway, I have had quite small Blue pills - some have EZ 1.0 on them and others have NTZ marked on them. I take an antipsychotic at night and highly recommend that you DO NOT take these if you are on other sleep-related medication. ## Why wot happens?
Updated 21 minutes ago in Valium.
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New York City doc
I'm in a suicidal state over the fact that I have not been able to get any help with depression does anybody know of a psychiatrist here in New York City in August that would be taking Medicare ## Hello, John! How are you? I am so very sorry about what you're going through. Do you have a PCP that you see regularly? They should be able to prescribe something that can help, in the meantime, while you're hunting for psychiatrist. Are you currently on any medications? Can anyone suggest a good doctor in that area?
Updated 21 minutes ago in Antidepressant.
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cant find a Doctor who will prescribe methadone for pain in Montana
I've moved here from California and was on methadone for pain, I went to advanced pain in Missoula and Montana spine and pain and they were against any drugs. Does anyone know a Dr willing to help a 5X back surgery patient who is in chronic pain! ## Hello, Holly! How are you doing? I am sorry about the problem that you're having. Most doctors are going to balk, if you walk in asking for a medication that is as addictive as Methadone. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. What you really need to do is set up an appointment with a new doctor, make sure they get a full copy of your most current medical records and then discuss your treatment options fro...
Updated 23 minutes ago in Methadone.
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pain dr. boston ma
I am in the beverly massachusetts area . Have been in pain for 29 yrs. Constant for 10. Degenerative disks .severe bone loss .lossof height 1 1/2 in .severe osteoarthritis of the hands. Misshapen fingers. Fibromyalgia. And more. Would like pain meds for the BAD days ## Hello, CC! How are you? I am very sorry that you're in pain. Do you currently have a PCP that you see regularly? If so, having them refer you to someone will most likely be the easiest and fastest way of finding the help you need. Can anyone recommend a good doctor in that area?
Updated 27 minutes ago.
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Bystolic questions.
Hi. I am taking a new beta blocker for 20 days now. I had to because of Sotalol and Apocard is not a good combination on the longer term (I have a light form of dilated cardiomyopathy). I take Nobiten now (5 mg) in the morning. Sometimes I still get a palpy and faster heart rate in the morning. When I get up early, take my pill and start to be active right-away. Some sources on the internet say it takes about 2-4 weeks to be fully active. Anyone with same experiences? I also have a itchy feeling over my body. Some rash on hands but I guess it's because of the hot and humid weather over here. I do have eczema for years. Ever since I was on a beta blocker. I do have health anxiety and I always am scared to drop dead... Thanks! ## Hello, Kaytie! How are you? Well, your heart rate is ne...
Updated 32 minutes ago in Bystolic.
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I was just given Ritalin to take...
I was just given Ritalin to take for concentration and depression. Does anyone take it for that? Has anyone had success with this medication? What about bad side effects? ## Hello, Candy! How are you? Ritalin is a psychostimulant that can be used to help with concentration, it's most commonly used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Sometimes they do help people with some types of depression, but they generally aren't the first treatment choice for it. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, anorexia and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for helping me understand what Ritalin is. I am very anxious about taking a new medication in this class, but my concentration, lack of motivation, depression, etc. has not been helped. I have Treatment Resis...
Updated 33 minutes ago in Ritalin.
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duration of robinaxol d treatment
How long can you stay on Robinaxol D treatment? ## Hello, Claudine! How are you? This medication contains Paracetamol coupled with the muscle relaxant Methocarbamol. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. There is a risk of liver damage or failure with long-term use of the Paracetamol, so you should only take it as long as your doctor says that it is safe for you to do so. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 35 minutes ago in Paracetamol.
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hydradenities
hydradeneties superativa ## Hello, Suresh! How are you? How severe is your condition? How long have you had it? What treatments are you undergoing for it? It will sometimes respond to antibiotics or steroids.
Updated 39 minutes ago in Antibiotics.
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could this have caused infertility??
I took Accutane when I was 17 for a few months and then a month when I turned 18 so maybe 5-6 months all together, im 21 now and me and my fiancé have been trying for a baby for about 8 months now and nothing is happening, my periods are irregular so I never really know when im ovulating so that might be the cause, I started looking into Accutane as a cause of infertility and im overwhelmed with everything that ive found. Can someone please tell me if Accutane could be the cause of infertility?? ## Hello, Bluegrassgirl! How are you? If your periods are irregular, it's most likely to be related to that. Years ago, when I had the same problem, it took well over a year for me to become pregnant with my son. Have you consulted an OB Gyn? That should be able to do some testing to le...
Updated 40 minutes ago in Accutane.
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Xanax for IBS and Coliitis - need advice please!
I've been suffering from Ulcerative Colitis and IBS for about 4 years now and I have found no relief from changing my diet or othee various meds my GI doctor has prescribed me. I have (or had) flare ups at least 3-4 a week, where I would literally end up going from the fetal position, crying to the toilet for hours on end. I also have a lot of psychological issues, amongst the worst would be my OCD and Anxiety. My doctor had me on Ativan, Kolonopin, and three months ago he put me on Xanax. For the last three months, I have had only one flare up and that was the first week I started the Xanax. I Google'd it and the results were mixed; so I was wondering if anybody here could give me maybe some personal or professional experience with this? I have not changed my diet, taken any ne...
Updated 42 minutes ago in Xanax.
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ovalPill Name? White and peach oblong shape pill with TEC imprint?
Looking for the name of a prescription pill that is: oblong-shaped (20 mm long), white on one side, peach color on reverse side, imprinted with TEC on the white side ## Oval pill whit and peach color tec imprint ## Did u ever find out what type of pill it is? I am also wondering. Thank you
Updated 43 minutes ago.
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Pill with TEC imprint
Need help identifying pill with TEC on one side, it is oblong shaped and is light orange on top and white on other side. It is scored on the orange side. I think it is a type of pain pill, but want to be certain. This is a pill made in Canada. Please advise. Thanks for your help ## Further to my first post, you could also say that the pill,is peach on one side and white on the other., as it is a very light orange. if anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
Updated 57 minutes ago.
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zanax powder
OKAY SO LET ME ASK YALL A QUESTION MY GPA USE TO BE A DOCTOR AND HES ALWAYS BEEN ON ZANAX HIS ENTIRE LIFE BUT..EVERYTIME I HAVE GONE TO HIS HOUSE HE HAS A BAG FULL OF POWDER THAT SAYS BENZODIAZAPINE AND HE ALSO HAS A LITTLE CONTAINER WITH CAPSULES OF THAT POWDER THAT HE TAKES, SO MY QUESTION IS, IS THAT REALLY ZANAX AND WHY DOES IT COME IN THAT FORM OR WAY? TO BE HONEST I TOOK ONE AND YA IT WAS ZANAX LOL AND A SIDE NOT I DONT SEE HOW THE HELL PEOPLE TAKE THAT IT JUST KNOCKS YOU OUT HAHA BUT YA ANYONE KNOW? ## Hello, Andrew! How are you? There is a powered form that is available for compounding pharmacies. It's used when a doctor orders a dosage or combination of drugs that is not available in a standard manufactured tablets or capsules. It sounds like that's what he had, just so...
Updated 1 hour ago in Alprazolam.
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I live in Kenton County, Northern Kentucky I have peripheral nueropothy, permanent damage to the peroneal nerve and the poplitea nerve.
I had a total knee replacement in 2005 and 11 total surgeries to my lower left leg. I have been to Ohio, Michigan, New York and Texas! My doctor gave me morphine 6-8 tablets per day for 3 or 4 years and it worked. He is retired now. Several of your readers are correct! If you look around for another doctor or ask for a specific drug you are a junkie, drug addicted doctor shopper. That sucks! Why is that? Where can I go in Northern Kentucky? I am not a junkie and I am not "doctor shopping" I just want pain relief! That's all! Why is that so tuff? I am 56 years old and a hard working person, not a freak!! ## Hello, Baron! How are you? I am so sorry that you're in pain. Your best bet would be to actually see a pain management specialist. They are more likely to be understan...
Updated 1 hour ago in Morphine.
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doctors willing to prescribe pain medication
Can you tell me about any doctors who can prescribe Vicodin ## You'll get a much better response if you post back and state what area you are in. From your current post, people can only guess. Where are you located? Vicodin is a narcotic pain reliever containing Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone. Common side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. Read more: ## i have am being treated for a back injury i aquired in the army 19 years ago i now have 3 buldging discs in my lower back. i have been on numerous meds 2 try and confort my situation, my New va. dr. took me off 8 percocet 5s a day and wont give them back. he dont believe in them. i have been on them now almost 3 years now and they are they only meds that help me with my pain. what do i do ? ## in souther...
Updated 1 hour ago in Vicodin.
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