Marinol and pain management

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I would suggest seeing an orthopedician and if required a pain management specialist for a detailed evaluation and suggestion of an appropriate management plan. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Hi joerazz, First, I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and let you know that we are glad you found this Forum. We are all CP {Chronic Pain} Patients that help each other with our own expertise and experiences that we have developed through our own CP Issues. I'm really sorry, but as Tuck stated in the Welcome Message, none of us are Doctor's on this Forum and this isn't a question that any of us have the expertise to answer.
One that will work with you to find that right combination of medications and correct dosage to best control and manage your pain and symptoms. Pain management can be difficult but it is far from impossible. As Mellie said often and especially initially our expectations are too high. We want to be returned to pre-chronic pain condition. We all want to be pain free and function as we once did. For most of us that is not a reachable or realistic goal.
I would talk to your father's doctor about the pain management strategy your father is following. Pain management is complicated and knowing the reason why your father is taking the meds he is prescribed as well as the long-term goals and effects seems like something you have a right to ask about. Here are a few links: http://www.eorthopod.com/content/pain-management-medications http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
I really thought that iy was HCV that actually caused my pain and thought I would be pain free forever. Hah!I have gone to chiro for years and it does help. My pain also seems to subside when I'm up doing stuff and even when I am walking or on the elliptical. Hoping being able to exercise more will also strengthen my muscles enough to stabalize my back. I just contacted an accupuncturist as well, hopefully this will go well. Good luck Reva, I do hope you get relief fast.
I had fibroids and endo, and my pain management DO thought perhaps my uterus was causing secondary pain to my back. I was put on Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) after my surgery. I really thought, WOW this has helped the back pain...until I went off the Oxy. I now know that the oxys were taking care of the back pain. It was the first time in years that I can honestly say I was "pain free.
Our medical system has become the laughingstock of the western world, and pain management is at the very bottom. Services are subject to the whim (or ignorance) of the practitioner. Disinformation abounds and so many people suffer. Once I was counseled by a veterinarian I greatly respected, who urged me to maintain courage, confidence, and perseverance when dealing with the establishment.
the patch worked well for me for a long time but had to change to the MsContin for long acting pain relief and then I found the immediate release oxycodone works well for break-thru pain... but you and your doctor have to find the right combination for you... it may take trying diff things before you find it... for a while dilaudid worked well for break-thru until my body got used to it and we had to switch it back. Hope this helps.
• RF Ablations of T-11 through L3 twice with 3 month periods (Sept 5 and Dec 2, 2011), Doesn’t relieve the pain • 3 years and 3 different chiropractors, and no relief from the pain Pain Management • Ibuprofen/Aleve/Tylenol: Doesn’t relieve the pain. Took Ibuprofen almost every day for 1 year and ended up with Gastritis. I stopped taking NSAIDs. I cured my Gastritis by drinking Aloe Vera Gel over a 3-week period.
RX yes I have a prescription paper with a recommendation from a certified MD that says I am allowed to use Marijuana for my pain and not get in trouble with my pain management provider. In Washington state, it is now legal for recreational use as well. Hope this helps..
there are LOADS of different ways to treat and manage pain. While I'm sure that marijuana helps the pain....it certainly isn't the only option...and I can tell you flat out that it is VERY VERY difficult to find a doc who will Rx Marinol. Just don't get stuck in a mindset that "A or B is the only thing that will help me". You have to stay open mimded, and willing to try different approaches.
Hello & thank you in advance for any help you could offer. I am 37, f. I have had a yellow/white "pimple-like" lump on Right-eye skin/white of eye for about 1yr with irritation, pain, tenderness, dishcharge (a stringy substance, sometimes clear, white or yellow to greenish-both eyes), feeling of hair or foreign body in eyes, seeing lines like hairs w/nothing in them, dry eyes, excesive blinking. Told Dr. & she wasn't woried but I am.
What is hardly ever discussed about opiates is that they mimic your endorphins ...your love chemicals. Yes, they kill pain both emotionally and physically and have terrible tolerance records. Yes, they are not good for your organs and they alter your brain chemistry (duh, that's the goal).
Pain relievers such as Advil, Nuprin, Motrin and menstrual cramp medications like Midol and Trendar. All drugs containing the widely used pain reliever Ibuprofen are known to cause positive samples for Marijuana. Non-steroidal anti inflammatories such as Naproxyn have cross reacted in blind tests. These are often prescribed for runners, sports injuries to joints, and those suffering from arthritis.
What type of doctor prescribes the Marinol for gastroparesis? I am at a loss. I have asked the GP, Pain Management, Gastroenterologist, etc... How is one to get help?
Hello Dear, Sphenopalatine neuralgia is defined as- Neuralgia of the lower half of the face, with pain referred to the root of the nose, upper teeth, eyes, ears, mastoid, and occiput, in association with nasal congestion and rhinorrhoea occurring in infection of the nasal sinuses, and produced by lesions of the sphenopalatine ganglion; ocular hyperaemia and excessive lacrimation may occur.
The treatment, which is been rigorously trialled over the last six years, can be prescribed by MS specialists and should be delivered as part of a multi – disciplinary symptom management programme, which includes regular physiotherapy and assessments by occupational therapists.
Also I don't know if you saw the post where the PCP was sending me to pain management or not. Any way.... The pain management happens to be epidural treatments where they put you to sleep and all that jazz. I'm not sold on this yet because if the Gamma Knife or Microvacular decompression is not an option because of the possibility of MS why would the epidural be any different? Thanks Quix you are the best!!
I also suffer from chronic back pain and use .25mg of Oxycodone when needed. I also use a drug called Acyclovir 200mg daily to control herpes virus. My concern is that these drugs may effect the treatment with Sovaldi/Olysio. I want to beat this virus this time! My Dr. knows of the drugs I take but doesn't seem concerned about their use while on treatment. I know a side effect of the treatment can be insomnia and am concerned my insomnia will worsen without use of the Xanax/Ambien.
It appears to have less side effects than many harsh prescription drugs and if it can help people who are suffering from chronic pain, cancer, MS and other medical issues, then why not? What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it should be allowed strictly for medical reasons? Why or why not?
'Side Effects Management Handbook' HERE is a direct link to download the manual. The manual is 185 pages or so and is a large file so it will take quite some time. Just wait until the download is completely finished and then just click on the save icon in Adobe Acrobat. OR click on File (menu) then 'Save As'. Here is the direct link to the handbook: http://www.projectsinknowledge.com/init/G/1628/1628-Handbook.
So you are scheduled to start suboxone for pain management? Ive heard it helps very little for pain and also heard it controls moderate pain pretty well. It would be hard to guage for me as I did not take it for pain. Some of the benefits are: once a day dosing (it stays in the system a long time). One of the purposes of sub is to break the every few hour dosing behavior. Once a day should do it..
Recently, I went to an MS meeting and the Dr. spoke of Marijuana pills (Marinol) to help manage pain. Has your Dr. mentioned that? She said dosages would not be of such that people se to get high. The dosages would be more managed and would not be considered to be addictive.
That is why it is used in chronic pain management; to avoid the peaks and valleys of the faster activing and faster-metabolized opiates. Just be prepared for a little longer than three days to get the levels down.
Conversely feeling ‘mobile and energetic’ when on it is would be due to the mood lift you get from taking it which is part and parcel of its pain relieving action (and what makes it a drug not without its dangers and downside).
Typically a port installation causes only minor discomfort that subsides within 48 hours or so and most doctors give a prescription of pain meds for it. Did they perform a MUGA on you? Do you know which vein they ran the catheter to? It's usually run to the jugular vein, subclavian vein, or superior vena cava. I know for mine they tried to get it into the vena cava but couldn't so mine was put into my jugular vein.
No medication will alliviate this horrible pain, it has been more than six years with pain, I tried therapy, pain management, cortizone and epidural injections and it does not help me at all I even had to quit my job for this pain, I really need some advices on what to do.
I know dozens who have been on Cytoxan for a while, and it finally blasted these diseases enough to get them knocked out and back under control with steroids alone. I would ask about it. 5. For pain management, the Fentanyl pathches seem to be more effective for pain and not as nauseating, although they also cause bad constipation.
again, there would be nothing they could do, and I am in pain and weak and I have 3 young children to take care of. Thank you for all the information everyone wrote. It was really helpful.
and I really appreciate everything you're saying. I do...it hurts me...and I want to help you. Have you checked the Pain Management Forum? Jan...they are wonderful there(not that we aren't :) and you might feel and GET better in a different milieu...don't forget about us here,though!! We can always listen..
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