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pain management doctors who will prescribe medications around Richmond or Mechanicsville or Ashland VA
I have Sciatica, Spondeliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease and Fibromyalgia in both my hips & legs, I have had 3 sets of nerve blocker injections that did not help. I had a herniated disc, in my lower back, (scar tissue has entrapped nerve in it), intractable back pain, I have been falling a lot at home or if I am out somewhere. I get very confused and short term memory is really getting bad which is a symptom of Fibromyalgia, I don't want to go anywhere, I rarely see my friends. I feel like my feet and legs are running and my body is not catching up. I have also last year had left shoulder surgery for small tear in rotator cuff, bone spurs leaning on rotator cuff, osteoarthritis and fluid around the arthritis, 1 month after this surgery: I have what feels like electricity shocks ...
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Pradaxa Can Be Very Dangerous!
Pradaxa at first seems like a good substitute for warfarin ( coumadin ). It does not require regular blood tests and it actually works better. But there's a HUGE problem in the event you develop a bleeding problem whether it be medical such as a stomach ulcer or traumatic such as a traumatic brain injury. In either case it is important that your system be returned to normal clotting function as soon as possible. If you are taking coumadin this is virtually no problem. They merely need to infuse you with an effective antidote, PCC, which will rapidly return your clotting function back to normal. If you are taking Pradaxa, this can be a very big problem BECAUSE THERE IS NO ANTIDOTE FOR PRADAXA that an ER doctor can give you which will reverse the effects of Pradaxa. None. The only thi...
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how to find a doctor prescribe xanax near gainesville fl
I have been taking subutex for 2 years now and was denied xanax by 2 diffetent doctors because I am on the subutex. Can doctors prescribe you xanax while on subutex? I have a new doctor I'm going to try out next week but don't know if I should tell him whether I'm on the subutex or not,, even if I don't tell them I'm worried about whether they'd be able to see it in the computer or not. Please respond asap anything will help. ## Hello, Taylor! How are you? It can be prescribed, while you're on the Subutex, but most doctors are going to be reluctant to prescribe it, because it is also carries the risk of being addictive. Another issue is, if you're asking for such a medication, doctors are taught to view that as being drug seeking behavior. And yes, they w...
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alprazolam 1mg- green s902 vs. blue 605. which is better?
Been taking oval green 2x's a day for couple months. Now the pharm sent me blue oval 605, is there a diference or it doesn't matter in effectiveness? Also, are they ir, er, ect? N how could I tell, I looked everywhere ## The new tablets you received, with the 605 marking contain 1mg of Alprazolam, in a regular release formulation, so they are the same as the ones you were taking with the S902 marking. The only difference is that they have been manufactured by a different company. Learn more Alprazolam details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## would like to know if xanax will help me to get off pain pills? i take 1mg xanax 4 times a day as it is now. will it help with my wiyhdrawls if i stop taking pain meds? ## will xanax help my withdrawl systoms from not taking ...
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Life on morphine
As I read I just don't know if I should come off 60 mg in the am and 30 in PM. Back surgery conic pain for years now and the MS works. But, is it why I am depressed? I approached my DR about coming off, not much encouragement. Anyway I am 2 days at 60 mg. What's worse pain or the medication.
Updated 31 minutes ago in Morphine.
oxx blue M 30 pills
I have oxy blue M 30 pills and I no longer need them. What is the best way to properly dispose of them? I am in los angeles. {edited for privacy} ## Hello, Hef! How are you? FDA instructions say that they should be mixed with some undesirable substances, such as wet, used coffee grounds, or damp, dirty kitty litter, placed in a sealed container, then disposed of with your normal garbage. Alternatively, you can also take them to your pharmacy and they will dispose of them for you. 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?
Updated 36 minutes ago in Pain Relief.
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how long after taking methadone can i take a percocet
Is it normal for a doctor to switch me from oxy 10/325 to Methadone 20 GM's a day? I have severe back pain and the oxy wasn't working anymore after being in it for 6 years! ## Hello, Chrissy! How are you? Did you mean 20mgs of Methadone? It does not come in grams. There is no hard and fast rule for pain management, it is up to your doctor and what they think would work best for you. 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. If you're not happy about taking Methadone, then you are free to inform your doctor that you'd like to try something else. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 37 minutes ago in Methadone.
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started adderall
I started adderall. Doctor told me to start with 10mg in morning and 5mg 4 hours later. I did this for a few days and felt absolutely nothing. I was the told to up my morning to 20mg. And 10mg 4 hours later. Again ... nothing .... If anything I feel more foggy and super sleepy. I was given this medication for all the reasons it's used for. What could be wrong ?? Not enough mg? Wrong meds? I'm 29. And 245lbs. Female. Anyone have any experience with this. ## Hello, April! How are you doing? It may not be the right medication to help you and you may need to try a different one. Not every medication works for everyone, that's why there are usually several available in any given therapeutic category. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effec...
Updated 41 minutes ago in Adderall.
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Former DORN patient looking for a SUBOXONE Dr within 75 miles of Bloomington who accepts HIP Anthem BCBS
Mother of 3, I work, i pay for my insurance even though it is HIP, at least I work! Need to find a legitimate doctor who accepts bcbs through Healthy Indiana Plan as close to Bloomington as possible. And hopefully one who won't make me do N/A meetings, again, mother of three!, but I do attend counseling once a month. Can't afford to wait more than a few days and can't go more than twice a month, to the doctor, because I can't afford to make all these trips! I know nothing N Btown will, so, any suggestions would be much appreciated! God Bless Us ALL! ## You can use the search engine at to check for doctors in your area. Their contact information will also be included, so you can get in touch to see if they accept your insurance and what their requirements are...
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Alprazolam 0 25 Mg Side Effects
What the effects aprazolam, couse am use Alvis for a year.. ## Alprazolam is a Benzodiazepine, it used to treat various medical conditions, such as anxiety, nervous disorders and insomnia. The side effects can include: nausea, dizziness, irritability and headache. It is also known to be habit forming, so stopping it abruptly, after long-term use could result in withdrawal symptom and seizures. More details: Are there any other questions? ## can alprozalam be taken 4 hours after consumption of alcohol ## Will a long-term use of Alprax 0.25 ( one tab daily for about 10 years) have severe side effects. I get very hyper and anxious if I don't take it and get severe headaches too. Suggest any alternative too.
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I am searching for vimax porridge, it is finely ground oats, also should come coarsely ground. VIMAX PORRIDGE. WOULD BE grateful if somebody could let me know where it is available. ## Jude says: I have had no response to my search for availability of VIMAX PORRIDGE. I reside in New Zealand. This was available during to 70's and 80's, it was discontinued in the late 80's ot early 90's I think. Brand Sanitarium. Came in fine ground and coarse ground. The contents of this mixture might be known by somebody, which would emable me perhaps to make it up myself. ## Hi Jude, If you find some Vimax please let me know as it is the only porridge that I ever liked! ## Hi Jude...funny...I have just come to the computer to look this very same thing...only porridge I liked too and my ...
Updated 1 hour ago in Heather.
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Kenalog Destroys
I had one epidurals of kenalog that destroyed my life. Three days after I couldn't sleep relax or rest. My heart was pounding my muscle were weak terrible cramps in arms and legs ears very sanative to noise whole body filled with fluid . Utterly confused very anxious. This carried on for 3 months till I collapsed and ended up in hospital doctors were useless. I carried on getting worse eight month after I had steroid myopathy electrolytes problems stomach bowels tendon damaged problems fibromyalgia I didnt never had before or wouldn't of if I had no had the kenalog. I now suffer numerous terrible long term health problems that effect my whole body and my husband is my carer as I can no longer take care of myself.I would like to speak to anyone else who has had similar problems c...
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Zydus (Zygenerics) version of Wellbutrin 300 mg XL -
I had a huge problem with a generic before (TEVA) and have been paying a larger co-pay for brand.....I was wondering if anyone had any info on the Zydus version. Thank You
Updated 1 hour ago in Wellbutrin XL.
kera gro hair tabs
got these in the mail I ordered them,but afraid to take them they were not conpletey sealed! ## I ordered them too for being ignorant. These people dont eveb have a website. Its a treally fishy new company. They dont list any inredients, dont have a real working site and what they sent you isnt a trial, its a full sized bottle that you can use 14 days worth of it for free and return it after. If you dont return it after 14 days they will charge you for the entire bottle which is $85 dollars. I fell for this because I didnt bother to read and just ordered it because I was in a hurry and when I got home and read I was like O.O they are a typical scammy site with really cheesy claims. I checked out their "website" and they lie about several things like that ou can contact then by e...
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Clozpine Withdrawal
I gradually reduced and totally stopped Clozapine about 6 weeks ago and since that time I have had bad physical side effects: pain above right ear and in jaw with lots of grating sounds when I chew, sweating like you would not believe when hungry and of course the insomnia. I ws on Clozapine for roughly 17 years but it turns out that I was misdiagnosed and do not and never did have schizophrenia although did have psychosis caused by something else. I was wondering if anyone here has any thoughts
Updated 1 hour ago in Clozapine.
same drug?
Is doxy cyl hycl different from doxycycline? Are they the same drug?
Updated 1 hour ago in Doxy.
Is it safe and effective to take 2 year expired Celexa 20 mg
Is it safe and effective to take 2 year expired Celexa 20 mg? ## Hello, Colleen! How are you? This medication doesn't get dangerous, once expired, but it does degrade over time and lose effectiveness. It would be best to dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 hours ago in Celexa.
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methadone near scranton pa
I just moved to scranton pa and have been on methadone for 11 years and can't find a Dr to go to can anyone help?????? Thanku ## Where you on it for addiction/maintenance treatment or pain? If you were taking it for addiction/maintenance treatment, then a clinic is your only option, regular doctors are not allowed to prescribe it for that. 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 2 hours ago in Methadone.
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tramadol side effects
I've been taking Tramadol (Ultrim) for 4 months for a ankle injury. I only take it as needed , which is now no more than 2x's a day. 3 weeks ago I started developing hives that would come and go . My skin would itch, increasing in severity at night. I couldn't stand it so I went to the minor care office (5 x's ! ) I was put on 3 rounds of prednisone and the hives disappeared each time only to reappear when the prednisone ended. The md did blood work and did a biopsy. The blood work came back fine came back showing I had a drug allergy. After stopping all my meds and reintroducing them ,one at a time, it became very clear it was the Tramadol ! The rash is better since stopping the Tramadol , but my question is ,(Finally), how long can I expect it to take for this drug to ...
Updated 2 hours ago in Tramadol.
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