Ibuprofen dosage sciatica

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Avatar n tn Your symptoms of buttock and leg pain/weakness sound consistent with the disc bulging at L4-5-S1. This certainly could be sciatica, 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.
Avatar n tn Hi, Here's my situation, I am a 37 year old male suffering from severe sciatica. 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.
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage 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.
Avatar n tn Sounds more like a nerve problem, not a DVT (blood clot in the leg); possible Sciatica. How much ibuprofen 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.
Avatar f tn I went to ER Friday for terrible pain in my legs and back (muscle spams and sciatica 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.
Avatar n tn I am currently being treated by a PM specialist due to severe degenerative disease of L4-L5/L5-S1 with sciatica, 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.
Avatar m tn I have been taking 1-2 10/500's/day Hydrocodone for about a year and a half for Disk degeneration, sciatica, and two bulged disks. Everytime the vicodin stops working with the OTC I cut the dosage 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.
Avatar m tn I am as much concerned about the psychological withdrawls as I am the physical.Ive been at the same 20 mg dosage 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.
Avatar f tn A short burst of steroids may be helpful as well just to get you started, but see if he thinks it's sciatica 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.
Avatar n tn i can say that with the failed back syndrome, peripheal neuralgia, sciatica 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.
Avatar f tn I'm on 3 weeks clean I believe. Doing great but I have severe sciatica. I might be looking at surgery soon if I can't find another solution.
Avatar n tn 5 hydrocodone 200 mg ibuprofen) everyday for 4 months; staying within the recommended dosage 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.
997730 tn?1254281976 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 dosage 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.
Avatar n tn So bad, i could only walk short distances, and was unable to do my job. I went to the ER, they said it was sciatica, 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.
Avatar m tn I decided it was time to get off this crap, even though otc meds do nothing for my back pain and sciatica 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.
Avatar m tn Many people I know, will actually just switch meds around every year or two instead of going up in dosage 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.
Avatar n tn I have been taking up to 12 percocets a day (sciatica) 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.
Avatar f tn That is insane. I am 6'2 and 210 g3. Of course his dosage can be taken down. Why such the high dosage interferon does not discriminate weight. MY OPINION but I am only 5 days into treatment.
Avatar f tn 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 sciatica 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.
1573548 tn?1330460463 I was prescribed 300mg 3x a day every 8 hours.I didnot take the whole dosage I was afraid I am always concern when I start a new medication.I have chronic pain due to multiple conditions (3herniated dics,IC,IBS, but Fibromialgya is the worst! ) So I started with 200mg 2x a day and on the 2nd day I was able to move without feeling like I have weights on my arms and legsmy muscles dont feel tender to the touch anymore.
Avatar m tn I agree with you about the pain management and for the most I do well staying on track with dosage, 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.
Avatar n tn I still have bouts of sciatica 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.
363110 tn?1340924019 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 ibuprofen, 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.
Avatar m tn 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 dosage 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.
5518617 tn?1372434482 I have a friend in NA who, for years, has been on a morphine pump with controlled dosage. 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.
Avatar f tn 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, Ibuprofen 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...
1474625 tn?1371100679 I used neurontin for opiate withdrawals but it was by accident. I was prescribed vicodin and then oxycodone for back problems and sciatica. 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.
Avatar n tn Saw an OB doc yesterday and pretty much said that the Paraguard does not cause this type of pain...and that I should take Ibuprofen. I told her Ibuprofen 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.
1794671 tn?1338798991 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?
12052179 tn?1423160204 I have been seeing the same pain management doctor for two years. I have been taking the same dosage of hydrocodone for those two years and I'm more than content with the level of pain medication they give me. I get steroid shots or nerve-burns every other month. Those shots have never helped for more than 1 day. However, when I get a lower-back flare up and my sciatica starts killing my leg, the injection does get rid of that.