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I have reoccurring grade 1 isthmic spondylolisthesis for the last 6 years. Flare-up's are now occurring 2x/year, lasting 2/3 months at a time. My PCP recently referred me to a physiatrist for pain management. After a brief consult the physiatrist switched my PT, stopped my rx for vicodin, and prescribed Lyrica for sciatica. He inquired about the vicodin I was taking. I explained that I'm allergic to aspirin and all NSAID's and it was the only form of relief I had for pain.
So when my new pain Dr. suggested lyrica I said let me think about it and I called Eli Lilly explaining my allergies and they said they wouldn't be any. I'm only on three Percocets day, I have no addiction, I despise them! But my second day on lyrica I was completely pain free, I thought it was a wonder drug, I took no Percocets that day. I thought oh my God my suffering is over.
Tylenol can cause liver failure at high doses and aspirin is very tough on your stomach and it will cause GI bleeds. I urge you to find a Pm Dr and in the mean time go to the Er and explain you have not yet found a Dr and see if they can help you out. Have you talked to your previous Dr about refills and a referral?
i would get a full remal profile if I were you taking Lyrica--if in ONE month it caused me three ER trips and permanent damage--which it DID--I would say tyhe warnings on the packaging are completely insufficeint. No Black Box of any kind!
I went in, and a five hour procedure ended up taking seven because my spine is one tough cookie to get a needle into. I was prescribed Lyrica and Bacloven and saw improvement, the crushing near-disappeared, the numbness/tingling? Gone. The Spinal Tap came back August 20; the Oligoclonal bands tested positive; apparently I had quite a few. They were diagnosing me with Multiple Sclerosis, and I was to come in for a chat.
In some patients with more severe pain I will also consider pain modifying medications such as Cymbalta, lyrica and neurontin but these all have potential side effects so these are recommended on a case by case basis. Very rarely do I prescribe daily pain medications such as tramadol or even mild narcotic medications, such as codeine. I even have some patients who have benetited from accupunture but not many.
At this point, I was falling down, walking like a drunk, bumping into things, having visual and auditory problems etc. And he wanted me to take an aspirin? Well, the neuro was a trip and a half. When I walked in, he asked me why I was there. My doctor had failed to mention 'why' on the form. I told him that I wanted to know if I had MS. Without having looked at my MRI or any of my notes, he told me I was too old for MS.
i have fibromialgia and arthritis and bone spurs in my neck and shingles should i be taking all this and will the tierdness ever go away?
for it and so now I only have part of my stomach and everything was re-routed and that is why I can't take NSAID meds, motrin based products and aspirin based products, they all cause bleeding which for me could be deadly. :( Not sure if I am just stuck in this spiraling rut or what.
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Its cause is unknown, but it is characterized by diffuse aches, sometimes GI symptoms similar to irritable bowel, sleep abnormalities, low pain threshold, and other features. It is best treated with medications such as lyrica and neurontin, exercise, and physical therapy. Fibromyalgia occurs frequently in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. If no cause of the condition is identified, it is best to look for other contributing factors such as anxiety or depression.
Curing hep c is believed to stop the chronic joint pain caused by cryo.I'm on oxycodone, Avinza, and Lyrica plus an occasional advil and Tylonol to relieve pain- it works. I have insurance and go to a pain managment specialist as per my Rheumatologist and Hepatologist who jointly discovered the cryo as the source of my pain.
Norco is simply hydrocodone and acetaminophen. There is hydrocodone and aspirin. There is hydrocodone and ibuprofen. The latter two can irritate your stomach over the long term but this complication can be addressed without a liver transplant. Additionally if you damage your liver slightly versus severly damaging it, you could potentially have issues with pain control as you won't have a choice but to stop taking the Norco.
I spoke with him a bit how since nerve pain occurs differently than regular pain, so all of the rules are different! No wonder aspirin and OTC painkillers didn't help with my symptoms. I am floored. I honestly feel like the 1st half of 2008 was taken from me by this (I had a first episode in Jan, and only 4-6 "good" weeks between that and my 4-month stint/ How fortunate I am. I almost did not want to post this, as I know not everyone can be so lucky.
two times during the day and three 10mg. tablets at night. I have been on Baclofen for almost 15 years and I have never heard of 100 mg. tablets. Now I am confused. I can't even take 50 mgs. in one day. I get too dizzy and weak in the legs, so I only take 30 mgs. at night to help with spasms.
Nothing takes away the pain – I do get some short-term relief from hot baths and a heating pad – but naproxen/ ibruprophen(sp)/aspirin have little effect on the pain. I am 99% positive I have not done anything to cause an injury.
Other medications that can be used for neuropathic pain (pain coming from nerves, which may partially be caused by the arthritis and other spine problems) combined with fibromyalgia pain, can be treated wtih such medications as neurontin and lyrica, and medications such as elavil (which is an antidepressant but has actually been found to be helpful with neuropathic pain as well).
I thought you would get a kick out of this since you are familiar w/ Provigil and Lyrica . . . I had my first-ever dose of Prednisone last Fall --- and I too, got that "sense of well being and euphoria!" Especially since it was prescribed by my PCP on the same day that I saw my Neuro# 1 who gave me two 7 day free samples for Provigil AND Lyrica! Neither DR knew what the hect was the matter with me - but I must have seemed awfully pitifull .
I have osteoporosis of the right hip and osteopenia of the left hip. I have peripheral neuropathy (familial), and two bad knees.
The pain meds are not harmful to the liver as long as they don't contain aspirin and acetaminefen and are taken under a Docs care, along with regular blood tests you'll get any way for the treatment. Most pain meds ,codein, hydrocodone, etc.,metabolize to morphine in the liver , so morphine has the least pressure on the liver aslong as you are in good enough shape to rid the liver of the drug and not let it build up. That is rare though and only seen in end stage liver disease.
I had negative results of an MRI of my spine, CAT scan and Ultrasound of my stomach and EMG of hands and wrists. During this testing, I started to feel flu-like body aches. So after my bloodwork came back clear, she diagnosed me with fibromyalga, but none of the meds specifically for fibro worked. Within the last few months, my pain has gotten worse with burning, achy feet/toes and hands. It has gone from 2-3 flareups per week, to one every day, some times lasting just about all day.
he doesn't even take aspirin and after experiencing my withdrawals from the Oxycodone...he never wants to see me go through that again and frankly...I can't handle a withdrawal like that again...I have a very sensitive system and my withdrawals from most meds are horrendous. I am currently taking Ultram and it barely touches the pain...I take 3 times the dosage 3 times more than I'm supposed to just to get relief....
to help clean and cook a meal). He says he *can't live like this* and I try to talk to him and he snaps at me and says he needs to get out and leaves me home alone and I'm stuck. I know it's hard for him, but what can I do? My son moved to China and I am all alone, I am scared and so sad. I have no one else. I was trying to cope and do meditating and breathing (thanks omhome, dalubaba) but it doesn't help my personal situation.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
She complains about her vision, drops (urinates herself when she does this), dizzy when standing and needs to hang on when walking, and is getting confused and forgetful (lost in her bedroom). She knows who everyone is. I do not know what to do. She has a DNR. She is 96. She has insurance. Do I bring her for tests? Put her on aspirin? Leave her alone. I don't want to neglect her medical needs, but I don't want to subject her to medical procedures that will only prolong the inevitable.
That did help some, but like the Esgic without aspirin, it didn't do much. I was told to stop the aspirin and only use the Ultram. I suffered, but still no more suggestions, except Imitrex. Also, by the way, if you"ll use a suppository, I used Tigan, that helps with the nausea. It also helps the headache from going into a full blown migraine. SOMETIMES. But it does help with the nausea. So the Neurologist gave me Tigan, also. That's four meds.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
I take pain meds, and I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR THAT TO ANYBODY I am like you TIRED OF PAIN I also take Vyvanse which is a time released stimulant, and Hydrocodone, and also Lyrica and I have Xanx on hand for anxiety, which is always present with pain, but I don't like to take, it makes me tired. I still have pain, but I finally have a pretty good regiment that works for me. The Vyvanse and Lyrica are expensive, but I have a discount card for both and the insurance pays too, my co-pay is $25.
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