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Doctors Willing To Prescribe Heavy Pain Medication In Colorado
I have a serious problem. My dr. had two patients start dr. shopping and has decided it is too big of a pain in his butt to continue prescribing, even though I have gotten MRIs and Xrays to prove my problems. I have over a half a dozen herniated discs in my low back, along with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and arthritis in my facet joints. I am currently on5 30mg oxycodone a day for breakthrough and 60mg of methadone for my long lasting meds. I REALLY need a doctor in the Denver, CO area who will not judge me because of my age, thinking I'm just some drug seeker as I TRULY need my meds to function. I am even being placed on disability until I can get my back healed because if something doesn't change I will be in big time pain for the rest of my life. If...
Updated 31 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
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no pain help for oxycodone patients
I just came from my pain Dr.'s appt in Eastern Tennessee, who had no problem writing my prescriptions for oxycodone and oxycontin,the problem was my pharmacy or ANY pharmacy. My regular pharmacy has no oxycodone at all and I take 3 80mg oxycontin daily, all they had was 60 40mg. enough for 2 weeks. I ask both the Dr and pharmacy what do I do meanwhile? Plus after our home of the free government has removed all traces of oxy's what do I do? First they want me to go through withdraw of years and years of oxy's that worked for the nerve pain in my leg. Once I am done with that what will they do when the pain returns?? I don't get euphoria and happy times taking these pills I get rid of the pain. My doctor and I agree that this is what works, now both of us have been told to...
Updated 37 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
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tramadol and cymbalta
Has anyone been on tramadol and then started on cymbalta too? I take 150 mg tramadol for a frozen shoulder am have been off Vicodin for a year due to its addictive properties. My Dr. added cymbalta due to increasing joint pain and ongoing depression with horrible morning depression. Just stopped taking 20 mg Lexapro. What have people noticed about combing these 2 meds? I want to function better but not develop serotonin syndrome. ## Hello, Mayvar! How are you? What dosage did he prescribe of the Cymbalta? That's the important factor regarding serotonin syndrome. Your dose needs to be carefully adjusted and your doctor should be monitoring you regularly so any symptoms can be caught early.
Updated 49 minutes ago in Tramadol.
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Can I break Nuvigil 150mg tab in half?
The pill is not scored, but my first day with 150mg sent me into a horrible anxiety attack?panic attack? My Insurance does not cover it so..getting a new RX for a lower dose is out. I thought maybe cutting tablet in half? Is it 'ok' to cut in half to try half a tablet? Thank You!! ;) ## Hello, Kelly! How are you? Did you resolve this situation, yet? What are the markings on the tablet in question? That would enable me to look it up and check for you.
Updated 54 minutes ago in Nuvigil.
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amoxicillin dosage (Augmenton)
Hello, I (adult) was prescribed 875MG tablets of AMOX/CLAV - 1 tablet 2x a day for strep throat over a month ago but I am now better. My daughter who is 7 weighs 45 pounds has strep now and I have about 18 Augmenton pills left over. What is the dosage for her age? She has had to take pills in the past and I was going to break them up for the correct dosage but i'm not sure what that is. Her insurance does not kick in until the 1st of the month so if it possible just to give her my leftover meds it would save me a ton of money that I don't really have. If it is not possible then I would of course take her into the Dr. ## Hello, Beth! How is your daughter? No, it is never a good idea to try to dose a child with something that was prescribed for an adult. She may not even have an i...
Updated 1 hour ago in Amoxicillin.
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is my doctor doing something illegal
my husband has been seeing his pain dr for over a year now..he only accepts cash($200 for every 2 weeks)..now i understand paying the $200 to be seen,but there was one time where for xmas the office was going to be closed for a week or 2..so when we came in,he had 2 scripts..1 for that time an 1 for 2 weeks from that date..now,my question falls..was it legal to charge us $400,instead off just the $200,cause we weren't coming bk in the next time? i felt like he was basically selling us the script!! how can he justify charging us for a "visit" we didn't need to come to? an now again,my husband was told last week the Dr would be out of town for a week an he needed to stop in early to pick up his script,there was only the desk nurse or secretary there,not sure if shes even a...
Updated 1 hour ago.
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i need a dr. in madison heights, or lynchburg va.for back pain
i am in chronic pain with my back i live in madison heights va. i am in physical thereapy, taking naprozen and prednisone, 5 mg hydrocone twice a day none of it is helping me. how can i grt help ## Hello, Vickie! How are you feeling? What type of doctor have you been seeing? Have you let them know that the current medication regimen isn't helping your pain? Why are you taking the Prednisone? That could actually make some pain issues worse.
Updated 1 hour ago in Prednisone.
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overdose of eptoin
after 4 year of left eptoin i feel hopeless.when the symptom end ## Hello, Amar! How are you? I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're asking. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you!
Updated 1 hour ago.
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Day One Report, Lisinopril HCTZ 5 mg.
Age 44 Female, family history of heart attacks, strokes, hypertension. Finally went to the internist after feeling weird for about one year--I kept testing high BP repeatedly over the last year. I have 6 members of my family on lisinopril. Day One Lisiniopril HCTZ Report. To ease into it, I took a half pill (10 mg pill cut in half, so 5 mg). Side effects started within 2 or 3 hours. I had a (all too often these days) migraine when I woke up, so I cannot blame the drug for that. After I woke up, I took my BP 131/85, Pulse 83. Then I took my first half pill. Side effects: dry raspy irritated throat, it made it harder to talk at work, pretty bad muscle stiffness and cramping up and down my back (OUCH), general fatigue, weakness in arms, i tried to lift a laundry basket and i felt both of m...
Updated 2 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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white pill red coating
I found a half of a pill. It is red coated with a white inside. It as a 12 on it and what looks like a line to a check mark. What is it? ## Hello, Spring! How are you? I'm sorry, but without knowing the complete imprint, this one is likely going to be difficult to narrow down. However, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet?
Updated 2 hours ago.
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round white pill with an a and the number 33 on one side blank other what is it
I found some old pills in a box while i was moving out of my apartment but the reason im looking for is because they arent what is on the lable its a largeish white pill with a capital A and the number 33 on one side nothin on the other ## Hello, K! How are you? I'm sorry, but I haven't been able to find anything that matches this description, so far. If they are very old, they may be discontinued and no longer in the databases. However, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet?
Updated 2 hours ago.
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Bursitis and Fallen
I have been taken meloxicam for a week for bursitis in my right hip. Since I started this med I have fallen on my spine. I then took meloxicam with alieve only 5 gels. Stopped when I was told that this was not right. Started taking Tylenol now. My question is will this amount of alieve be real serious? Also can meloxicam cause stomach area to swell. Seems like mine has. ## Hello, Mickey! How are you? Both the Meloxicam and the Aleve are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, so taking both is bascally doubling up on the same medication and your doctor may want to check your liver function, since you took both. The swelling could be due to fluid retention, which it can sometimes cause, so you also need to have that checked out by your doctor. Are there any other questions or concerns?
Updated 2 hours ago in Meloxicam.
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My new internist is against continued use of Evoxac!
My new internist wants me to discontinue use of evoxac to control my very dry mouth/esophagus/etc. She says that it has a negative effect on my sympathetic nervous system. Could someone explain (in layman's terms) exactly how it could be detrimental, what specifically happens when it is, and how does it present (what will I notice happening to me)? ## Hello, Renee! How are you? I haven't been able to find anything on that, but your doctor may have received some new information that isn't available elsewhere, yet. What has she suggested that you use instead? ## She recommended nothing to take it's place. I did try to stop, but my mouth and esophagus were so dry, I couldn't continue without it. I guess I'll just have to ask her to explain it all to me, but she is n...
Updated 2 hours ago in Evoxac.
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small round blue pill with m on one side
Small round light blue pill with M on one side and nothing on the other side ## Hello, Dave! How are you? I'm sorry, but so far, I've been unable to find anything that matches this description. The nature of the marking leads me to believe that it's obscurity could be due to its being an over the counter product, of some type. I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet?
Updated 2 hours ago.
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dukes magic mouthwash
light pink licquid ## Most items with these types of names are regional products mixed by pharmacists in your area and prescribed by local doctors. Therefore, it is not listed in prescription drug databases or monograph lists and without knowing the ingredients, we cannot tell you anything about it. If you need more information, I would suggest asking your doctor or pharmacist. ## Duke's Magic Mouthwash Formula: 1. Nystatin Suspension, 100,000 u/ml, 30 mL. or Nysatin Powder 3 Million Units 2. Hydrocortisone 60 mg. 3. Diphenhydramine HCL Syrup q.s. ad. 240 ml. ## Rx Magic Mouthwash II; RiteAid; was told it contained 1. Mylanta, 2. Lidocaine, 3. Diphenhydramine, plus flavoring. Requested for post op and post antibiotic mouth thrush. Dosage 1 teaspoon swish and swallow by mouth before ...
Updated 3 hours ago in Nystatin.
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Starter of sprintec
Hi my doctor prescribed sprintec for my heavy period . The label says the first Sunday but it is Monday and I have started my period . Is it ok for me to take the pill today ? By Sunday I will be off my period ## Hello, Macy! How are you? It doesn't have to be a Sunday, just the first day of your period. They just usually say Sunday to try to keep women on track and make it easier for them to remember to take it every day. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 hours ago in Sprintec.
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oxycodone 80 mg no markings white from india
I don't think these are real. They r supposed to be 80mg oxycodone. They are white with no markings at all. Come in packs of ten. ## Hi Joel, Based on your description, I honestly don't believe these are real either. Not just because they're foreign, but since they don't have any markings whatsoever, it could literally be anything from A to Z. It might be a good idea to try and get your money back if you're able to. Depending on what form of payment you used, there are certain companies like paypal that offer some degree of buyer protection... but to what extent, I don't know. Does any part of the product labeling happen to list the name of a manufacturer by chance? ## Maybe they are oxycontin, which doesnt do crap for me and they are the easy meds to get ## Yes ...
Updated 3 hours ago in Oxycodone.
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darvocet in USA
When will darvocet n be available again? ## Hello, MJ! How are you? I'm sorry, but Darvocet has been permanent removed from the market, due to the fact that it was found to cause cardiac toxicity and there were also many cases of overdose fatalities. It would be advisable to speak to your doctor to see what would be a safer alternative for you. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 hours ago in Darvocet.
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pharmacies compounding 32 mg oxycodone
Are there any pharmacies in ga or Al that are compounding these 32 mg Oxycodone, i see that florida to my south is doing this. Does anyone know if the practice has been allowed to come to these states ? ## This isn't something that can be done by any and all pharmacies. There are actually specialty compounding pharmacies and there are some in every state, though you'd need to check your local directories to see if there is one near you. Often they are located near large hospitals, since someone may need special medications ordered. 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for your response, the reason...
Updated 3 hours ago in Oxycodone.
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light round blue pill ALP Capital letters
I found a light round blue pill smooth both sides and looks like one side of markings were rubbed off almost but ALP on the one side is very clear anyone know what this might be also it almost looks like it's a speckled blue color with a hint of white throughout ??? ## Hello, Helen! How are you? Without being certain of the complete imprint, I can't say with certainty, but I think what you found is a foreign Alprazolam tablet, which is a generic for Xanax. It is a benzodiazepine that's used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. It carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Can anyone confirm this?
Updated 3 hours ago in Alprazolam.
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