Ibuprofen dosage sciatica

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Your symptoms of buttock and leg pain/weakness sound consistent with the disc bulging at L4-5-S1. This certainly could be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>, or a problem along the nerves from the L4-5-S1 roots. The groin pain is more consistent with the problems at L1-2. Consider seeing a neurologist for a formal neruological exam. ALso, an EMG would be helpful in looking at the extent of nerve injury.
Hi, Here's my situation, I am a 37 year old male suffering from severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>. I believe it was caused by a ski injury about ten years ago. Two weeks or so after the accident I was all better with the exception of a little lower back pain. Flash forward about six years and after a day of mountain biking I developed very severe sciatica. After two weeks of loss of mobility and pain I finally went to see a local Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Doctor.
the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
Sounds more like a nerve problem, not a DVT (blood clot in the leg); possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>. How much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> you taking now? I would recommend asking your physician for an MRI of your lower back and ordering something else for the pain, i.e. a narcotic and/or a steroid or increasing the dosage of ibuprofen. Please call this physician and tell her you are getting WORSE. Don't wait a month. If she can help you ASAP then go to the ER if this becomes unbearable.
I went to ER Friday for terrible pain in my legs and back (muscle spams and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span> pain) and they gave me Valium (5 mg, 3x day) and ibuprofen 800 mg, 3x day). I took only 2.5 mg for Valium during night because I'm too sensitive to medication and woke up shivering and sweating heavily on Saturday and temperature was 95.72. I took it again same dosage last night and this morning my body temperature was 95.54.
I am currently being treated by a PM specialist due to severe degenerative disease of L4-L5/L5-S1 with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>, as well as chronic interstitial cystitis, single kidney atrophy, as well as pain from prior cervical fusion. I was currently taking Vicodin 5/500 mg 3-4 times per day, but my PM doctor wanted me to try Avinza 30 mg, in order to eliminate some of the Tylenol due to my kidney issues.
I have been taking 1-2 10/500's/day Hydrocodone for about a year and a half for Disk degeneration, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>, and two bulged disks. Everytime the vicodin stops working with the OTC I cut the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> down for a week or two and then it will start to work again. The problem is that I can't get beyond 1 a day. I have had six cortisone shots, all the nerves in my facet joints killed and I plan to get another round of cortisone when I can afford it.
I am as much concerned about the psychological withdrawls as I am the physical.Ive been at the same 20 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> for the whole time.I used to really feel the effects of the drug but now its barely noticeable.Its prescribed for sciatica/failed back surgery. Iam a commercial carpenter which is very physically demanding.Without the drug I feel alot of pain but I also feel that the drug controls my life.My wife hates me taking it because she says it "changes me.
A short burst of steroids may be helpful as well just to get you started, but see if he thinks it's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span> or arthritis. The dull constant pain that gets worse when you aren't moving around sounds more like arthritis to me, and anti-inflammatories are the first line of defense. I do pretty well during the day but sitting for long periods really bothers me. Aleve (naproxen) is a great anti-inflammatory, but the over-the-counter dosage likely isn't enough.
i can say that with the failed back syndrome, peripheal neuralgia, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span> two rods 6 screws and four missin disc i hurt a signifigant amount and going from having 4 percocet a day plus the mr's for the spasm and lyrica for nerve pain i am at a loss.
5 hydrocodone 200 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span>) everyday for 4 months; staying within the recommended <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> of 3-5 tablets a day. I first began taking it for severe sciatic pain (I'm a professional dancer and I could not work with the pain). After two months of being on the medication I woke up one day with severe pain in the joints of my fingers and I could barely bend them. Since then, the hand and wrist pain, along with periodic numbness, have never completely subsided and at times it is even worse.
I fought taking any anti-depressants until I had a meltdown about week 12. Went on a low dose of Celexa and after some tweaking down to half pills, I found the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> that was right for me. I personally claim it as a rescue drug, not unlike Procrit, etc because I'm convinced it's helping me stay on tx for the long haul. That's my priority now and so far, so good.
So bad, i could only walk short distances, and was unable to do my job. I went to the ER, they said it was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>, gave me vicodin and said I should be alright in a couple days. (I wasn"t) But I continued to try to work. I tried a chiropractor, i didn't have insurance, he said there was nothing he could do for me. I was getting worse.
I have been taking up to 12 percocets a day (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>) and now I've been given Fentanyl Patch (16.5 for a nominal in vivo delivery of 100 mcg/h fentanyl for 72hrs) and don't know what to expect, I'm alittle scared to put it on. Could someone tell me how they feel, I have 9yr old twins and don't want to be too zonked out. Thanks so much for any info, I'm so happy I found this site.
I decided it was time to get off this crap, even though otc meds do nothing for my back pain and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span> and I hurt a lot each day now. My doc gave me 120 Clonidine .01mg (too be take every 6 hours) and then 30 Temazepam 15mg. The Temazepam is gone b/c I used it to sleep as much as possible day 2 & 3 and would take 2 each time. So, I know screwed the pooch w/ that one.
Many people I know, will actually just switch meds around every year or two instead of going up in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> because it helps keep tolerance balanced. It might help you, it also might not, just something to mention to your doctor. But if you have been on these dosages for 15 years, its definitely time to switch it up. And honestly, you might get even better relief.
That is insane. I am 6'2 and 210 g3. Of course his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> can be taken down. Why such the high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> interferon does not discriminate weight. MY OPINION but I am only 5 days into treatment.
I've had every Dr, physical therapy, epidurals, etc. After all of this, and 4 years later, I'm in more pain than ever and having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span> too. Can't sit/ stand for more than a few minutes. Finally I'm seeing a PM doctor and wondering what he will do to help. I've tried about every med out there... Relafen, neurontin, tramadol, and vicodin. The vicodin was taking the edge off some at first, but soon after they werent doing anything for my pain. I was taking 2 pills, 3 times a day.
I agree with you about the pain management and for the most I do well staying on track with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span>, but during extra painful days(extra cold days at work), I go over my daily dose by 1 1/2 to 2 times of the vicodins. I have never gotten the "high effects" from the Vicodin, but have from the soma, which is why I have tried to cut it out in the past. He prescribed the neurontin after i told him my current dosage wasnt working anymore.
I used neurontin for opiate withdrawals but it was by accident. I was prescribed vicodin and then oxycodone for back problems and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span>. When I finally told my doctor that I was done with the pills he prescribed neurontin for nerve pain. I stopped the opiates and started the neurontin. It did take the edge off quite a bit. About the only symptoms I experienced was anxiety and the chills. I had a little lethargy but nothing compared to full blown withdrawals.
I still have bouts of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sciatica</span> 21 yrs after the surgery. I know there are many great changes now but I don't know of any one who had success with the shots when the herniation went into the nerves. I have had many shots in my butt and in my back for various reasons and 75% of them did nothing good. The same for many people that I know that also had the shots. See a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon for a consult. Good Luck to you.
Since my pain and numbness seem to hit me in so many places on my body, I cannot help but think there must be some sort of nerve issue going on. I currently take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span>, and I am prescribed oxycodone(percocet) 7.25 (3.25 acetaminophen) and methocarbomal, but I only take them when I need to and they don' t really work either.
There are both state and federal laws controlling prescirptions of opiates and they are getting more and more strict every day. As you know now....it is never appropriate to raise your own <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span> without speaking to your Dr. Someone wouldn't just decide to take an extra heart medication.....so it's both dangerous to you as well as can cause you issues with your prescription. As far as going to two different pharmacies...this is only not allowed if you have signed a pain contract with the Dr.
I have a friend in NA who, for years, has been on a morphine pump with controlled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span>. I was attending NA while still on my pain pills for my back. He told me at a meeting "just because we're clean, doesn't mean we're supposed to writhe around in pain". Glad you're getting right in to see your doctor. You'll be okay through this. Keep with us on here.
I'm not sure what to say about your comment that NSAIDs will not help with fibro pain... I have had some help from Asprin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> and Naproxen... all of which are NSAIDs - I have heard others comment that it gives them some relief also... Its not that it removes the pain... but it does help some. Mind you - I have also had success with ibuprofen on toothache - again not caused by inflamation... but it helps some. Perhaps it depends on the individual...
Saw an OB doc yesterday and pretty much said that the Paraguard does not cause this type of pain...and that I should take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span>. I told her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> doesn't help. She looked at me like I was crazy! After reading other ladies problems with this I am having mine taken out. I am listening to my body, and I am sure it is the IUD. It is my husband's turn...he can go get snipped! I will post how my removal goes.
I didn't mean that some medications were too strong for educated people to be on. I instead meant that stronger pain medications won't degrade your intelligence or make you "stupid". Most if not all of the opioids that are stronger have a "break-in" period where you may feel spacey or in a brain fog but it goes away within a month or two. How long did you try the stronger opioids before you decided they weren't for you?
My story is almost unbelieveable its so messed up. Ive had back problems & chronic back pain since I was 10 years old. I found out very young I had a pretty bad type of scoliosis but not bad enuf for me to have to have metal rods or metal leg braces. My teen years were very painful for me during growing. I went to a chiropractor every two weeks alot of my teen years. I was of course too young for pain meds..in fact until my 30s I knew nothing about opiates at all.
As long as you were careful with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dosage</span>, what harm would there be? I mean, it has been prescribed to you. I know that oxycontin is great snorted. Don't get me wrong, though. I haven't done this and am only thinking out loud. Do what you think is wise.
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