Pain Relief

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Pain Relief Overview

An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are distinct from anesthetics, which reversibly eliminate sensation. Analgesics include paracetamol (known in the US as acetaminophen or simply APAP), the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates, and opioid drugs such as morphine and oxycodone. In choosing analgesics, t...

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Lyrica Side Effects after Long Use
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I have taken Lyrica for over three years for serious Neuropathies (Level 10 pain...unable to leave my home or function at all) caused by undiagnosed B-12 and Vitamin D Deficiencies. I started at 150 mg twice a day; however, had to increase to three times a day to more fully deal with the pain. Eventually I reduced it back to twice a day as the pain was controlled (90%) and due to excessive daytime sleepiness. Lyrica saved my life. I am able to work full-time again and do. Most side effects disappeared over time EXCEPT losing word recall at times and weight gain (I diet all the time now). But it is ALL worth it to be nearly pain free... Nerve pain is unbearable. I am a 68-year-old woman and healthy otherwise. ## I'm so very glad that this medication is working so well for you. The me...
Updated 1 minute ago in Lyrica.
I need a doctor in San Jose California that will prescribe me vicodin for my back pain
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I just this morning went to my doctor and I went because my back pain I have had for 3 years that I have opted not to take pain killers for has gotten so bad I can't work out, I can't stand at work for more than 5 minutes with out pain and I am now losing sleep too. I told my doctor all of this and he thinks i need to have rehabilitation and physical therapy which doesnt even start till next month. I need a doctor that understands my immediate needs for my pain. Can anyone help? ## Hi Wes, In regards to finding a local pain doctor, I have listed below a couple websites specific to locating pain management doctors in a given area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} You can give this other page a try...
Updated 33 minutes ago in Vicodin.
Roxicodone and ???
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I take 3 pills of 30 mgs. of Roxicodone per day. It doesn't put a dent in the severe and chronic back pain I have in my back, buttocks, hips and legs. Is there another prescription medication that can be taken with it to lessen the pain? ## Talk to your dr about Extended Release medications. They only have to be taken once every 12 hours and they give better pain management than Immedicate Release medications because they build up in your system and they last longer.
Updated 41 minutes ago in Roxicodone.
Doctors Willing To Prescribe Heavy Pain Medication In Colorado
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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 1 hour ago in Oxycodone.
Can you have withdrawls from oxycodone when switching to fentanyl patch?
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Seven years of back pain with long history of muscle relaxant and more recently oxycodone and lorazepam. Docs finally did MRI and found Spondylolisthesis Grade 3-4 with bulging disc and appears vertebrae have already fused. Still being worked up by Neuro surgeon. Pain mgmt. just switched me from 10mg Vicodin every 4 hrs to 25mcg Fentanyl patch every 3 days with 7.5 Vicodin every 6-8 hrs for breakthrough. Started patch last week. First seemed to work okay but over the last two patches breakthrough pain has increased with increased pain down my legs. I get sweats then chills with pain in all my joints, arms, legs, hands, feet. Seems increasing my Vicodin and taking it more frequently is the only thing that relieves it but sometimes need 30mg of Vicodin in a short time-frame. Not sure if t...
Updated 1 hour ago in Fentanyl.
Pharmacy to fill 30mg oxycodone in/near Los Angeles
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Hi, I'm a chronic pain patient and have been taking this medication for about 4 months, but this last time I have not been able to find any pharmacy to fill my prescription at. Is there anyone who knows a pharmacy in or around los angeles or neighboring cities that will fill an rx for 60 30mg oxycodone? I can't drive around and shop store to store since the pain I am in prohibits me from doing so. I've been to about 20 places without luck. Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you! ## I need a pain doctor in Phoenix. I just found out all the pain. management places are really rehab's so I don't go to them. I'm not a criminal, I've been a regular patient for 4 years. My pain med doc just up and dumped me because my pain was too high in one arm and i a...
Updated 2 hours ago in Oxycodone.
Can You Cut The Fentanyl Patch In Half
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I asked my doctor the same question yesterday, she said "no", because once it hits the air, the strength starts to dissipate, or weaken. So she put me on the lowest dose, as I hope to get off them and all meds eventually. ## No, you can't cut it in half and the reason for it is because it is time released and cutting the patch could cause you to get too much of the medication at once, which may result in a dangerous overdose. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Are there any other questions or comments? ## What about the new style without the gel. You know like the nicotine patches Can you cut those ones half? and just cut your dose.. thanks.. Dave ## I have been using the Mylan matrix (non-gel) patches for some time now and have had no problems with cutting them. I remove 1/6...
Updated 2 hours ago in Fentanyl.
Lyrica 150 Mg side effects
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I am taking Lyrica of 150 teice daily & feeling really dizzy & like a drunk person , immagine i cannot even walk properly. The thing is that the pain is still there ## Lyrica can cause those types of symptoms as side effects. Learn more Lyrica details here. And this isn't actually an analgesic that will relieve pain immediately, it can take 4 to 6 weeks for this to reach its full effects in your body and to see if it works for you. However, with those side effects, it may not be the right medication for you to take and you should look into your other treatment options. Is there anything else I can help with? ## When I started Lyrica @ 75mg 3x /day, I felt exhausted but relieved that I could deeply sleep for the greater part of 3 days, only getting up for bathroom & to ea...
Updated 2 hours ago in Lyrica.
tiny light green pill with w 05
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tiny round seafoam green pill W on one side and 05 on the other ## i found the same pill ## What is it I was told it is an oxycodone or OxyContin
Updated 2 hours ago in Oxycodone.
small round 05 m green
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I found 2 pills both are green the larger one has D on one side and the #1 on the other side. The smaller one is round, green and either a W or and an M on the other side ## are these OxyContin or oxycodone.
Updated 2 hours ago in OxyContin.

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