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513154 tn?1340228889 I have a question about Osteoarthritis and the pain that comes with it. Last November I had 5, 6, and 7 upper vertebra fused together and feel so much better in that way BUT i can't take anti inflammatory medications for my Osteoarthritis, Tylenol doesn't even help a bit and non of the arthritis over the counter meds help either. My question is... is there a non narcotic pain medication that I can take every day? I am 45 years old and very healthy besides my arthritis. thank you!
Avatar n tn If you have osteoarthritis then have acupuncture for pain relief
Avatar m tn Hey, My hubby has been diagnosed (with MRI) with severe osteoarthritis is his jaw. My question is.....could excess/regular use of alcohol worsen the symptoms? I am hoping that perhaps a lifestyle change can alleviate some of his issues with OA. He was on Celebrex for a short period but doctor took him off (as its not great long term) to see how he feels. Any other tips, thoughts or helpful ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
8317359 tn?1397624939 They have experimented with just about every pain medication and/or combination of pain medications and I have yet to enjoy one single 24 hour day without pain. I'm currently taking 120mg of Opana ER per day and I still suffer with severe pain 75% of the time. My PCP is now thinking about trying Fentanyl but, that may become an RX insurance problem because Fentanyl is so expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions and is osteoarthritis truly this painful?
Avatar n tn Tylenol does not affect INR but is not as good of a pain reliever for most people as the NSAIDS (ibuprofen, advil). NSAIDS are great for pain and inflammation, but inhibit platelets and increase the risk of bleeding. Like anything in life, you have to do a risk / benefit analysis to decide if it is worth it and your doctor should be involved. Example, if you are a 40 year old person with no medical problems and have osteoarthritis, the risk of bleeding with NSAIDS may be acceptable.
Avatar n tn Until things change, there is never going to be a reputable doctor that you can just go to who is known to prescribe pain meds for the asking. If I were you, I would get out the phone book and look under Pain Management in the Yellow Pages. There will probably be several doctors listed, and almost every county hospital has a pain management clinic located within, so try them as well. It's not unusual at all for one of the staff anesthesiologists to have a PM clinic at the hospital.
440194 tn?1204711957 Some people IN RECOVERY ACUSE me of relapse but I am taking my medications as prescribed by my VA Doctor who is aware that i have been in Recovery for over 2 years i started going to AA because they said that if I'm was on Methadone for pain that I could not serve on committees that I was on so I left NA I had not done any street drugs for 20 years so I really belong in AA i thought and When they found out that I had a Brain Tumor Surgery they would not sponsor me or hang out with me I still had
3060903 tn?1398568723 What are the symptoms of a flare-up? Osteoarthritis pain in knee, flare-up with person holding knee. Joint pain may characterize osteoarthritis flare-ups. An OA flare-up leads to a sudden increase in symptoms. These may include: joint pain swelling stiffness in the morning a reduced range of motion in the joint fatigue difficulty sleeping due to pain Triggers The exact cause of OA flare-ups is unknown. This makes them difficult to avoid completely.
Avatar n tn All pain medications affect the liver to some degree. Looking at the Drug Information Handbook, Ultram (tramadol) has liver failure as a side effect, occuring in <1% of cases. Darvon has a side effect of increasing the liver enzymes, with a frequency that is non-defined. There are no head-to-head studies comparing the liver effects of these two medications that I am aware of.
Avatar n tn Recently, I have been really experiencing more joint pain than usual in my shoulders, hands, knees and jaw (7months of pain). I get bone pain and also shooting pains (which have no diagnosis). My thumb knuckles are starting to pop out to the side. I have a bad back (no cushion between 4 and 5 + more) and have experienced pain like no other. A Baker's Cyst also popped up last month at an also bad knee (torn ligaments never corrected).
1069378 tn?1255218732 Has anyone used acupuncture successfully to eliminate the pain from osteoarthritis? Does anyone know which treatment has had more success treating the pain of osteoarthritis, acupuncture or synvisc injections? Any help is appreciated.
Avatar f tn I also took Darvocet and there is nothing else for my pain except the real strong stuff and I am trying to hold off as long as I can before I would take those, I have osteoarthritis in my joints, I need a hip replacement and I have osteoarthritis in my back also, I dont know what to take for pain.
Avatar f tn It can be like the chicken and the egg - stress causes pain, pain causes more stress, which causes more pain, etc. Make stress management part of your overall self-care plan. It won't hurt, and it might help. It sounds like you've been doing a lot of research into your symptoms. It's absolutely a good thing to educate yourself, however if you don't know what your dealing with, navigating the confusing labyrinth of symptoms and possible causes can increase your anxiety.
Avatar n tn Hi Poppy, Welcome to MedHelp's Pain Management Forum. I am sorry to hear the pain you are experiencing during the night. How long has this been going on? Did you have an injury? Have you consulted your PCP? There are multiple conditions that can cause the pain you describe. Can you provide more details? Sometimes if we are overly active in the day we can experience leg pain. Have you increased your activity lately? Do you have any swelling in the extremity? Is it warm to touch?
1059594 tn?1261327566 I just want to know what medications you take to relieve the symptoms, pain relievers?, sleep aids?, what? I'm in a rough place right now and I just can't handle the pain and live at the same time!
Avatar n tn Although fibromyalgia usually presents with chronic widespread pain, pain may also be localized in areas such as the shoulders, neck, low back, hips, or other areas. The cause of fibromyalgia is often hereditary or due to a physical or emotional trauma or due to lingering infection in the body such as due to mono. The treatment is a mix and match of analgesics, anti depressants, anti seizure medications, physical therapy and counseling.
Avatar f tn I have been having lower back pain and leg pain, which has been worse in my right leg. I have been to the chiropractor, (friday) and it seemed to help. Yesterday it wasn't too bad, but today it seems to be worse again. It isn't horrible pain, more annoying than anything. It seems to be a wondering pain, but today I notice in the calf more and my big toe is cold. Color seems to be good, not pale and I can't see any red or hot spots. Nor could my chiropractor. She believed it was a ciatic thing.
Avatar n tn Six months would be unacceptable to me. Is your PCP prescribing something to cover your pain? If the current medications are not easing your pain there are plenty to select from that should help. It may require a combination of meds and some trial and error but in this day and age there is no reason to have constant debilitating pain. Granted some of us have days that nothing seems to provide us releif but that should not be a "constant" occurrence.
13863066 tn?1431832284 So he suggested I follow up with my regular doctor, sit down and have him go over my medications, maybe change some. And have me take the pain medication on a more regular schedule to see if that helps me get some sleep at night. I'm very conflicted about this. to cover pain up with pain medication. I've always been the type of person to "just do it", fight through the pain. But maybe the time has come that my body disagrees. This whole thing is just so frustrating.
Avatar f tn i started out with back pain ,now i have neck pain down my arms and pain in the thoracic area of my back also weird pressure numbness sensation in my upper back?i do not understand why i have so much pain?
Avatar n tn d books to read and she thanked me, changing my medication to Serzone. I asked why not just change the pain medication as I was noticing pain relief that my neuro. said was related to the Paxil(my entire right side hurts from the base of my skull to my finger tips and my toes. By night time my muscles are really hurting.) She said that my pain medicine was not addictive and she rather not start me on something addictive.
Avatar n tn I asked why not just change the pain medication as I was noticing pain relief that my neuro. said was related to the Paxil(my entire right side hurts from the base of my skull to my finger tips and my toes. By night time my muscles are really hurting.) She said that my pain medicine was not addictive and she rather not start me on something addictive. : The Serzone she changed me to caused me to feel like a bad arthritic, sleep alot a cry alot.
Avatar f tn morning stiffness, discomfort and pain in the joints. You did not mention your age but this is a common complaint after 40. That is something you can discuss with you doctor after his vacation. In the meantime, try adding an NSAID such as Motrin (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen) to your regiment as long as you are not allergic and have no contraindications. I hope this will help and do discuss this with your doctor; but as I said before, I don't think those three meds are to blame.
Avatar n tn Posted By MS'er on October 30, 1998 at 01:45:27: In Reply to: MS Pain & medications posted by MS'er on October 29, 1998 at 23:15:29: I posted here a month or so ago about hallucinations and feeling it was medication related but the Psyciatrist my Neuro sent me to for medication management and depression for my MS. I have also been diag. having osteoarthritis and fibromylagia by an arth. specialist before going to the new neuro (ins. you know, always changing Dr.s).
Avatar n tn Posted By MS on October 30, 1998 at 01:47:00: In Reply to: MS Pain & medications posted by MS'er on October 29, 1998 at 23:15:29: I posted here a month or so ago about hallucinations and feeling it was medication related but the Psyciatrist my Neuro sent me to for medication management and depression for my MS. I have also been diag. having osteoarthritis and fibromylagia by an arth. specialist before going to the new neuro (ins. you know, always changing Dr.s). My former neuro.
Avatar n tn Posted By MS'er on October 30, 1998 at 01:49:21: In Reply to: MS Pain & medications posted by MS'er on October 29, 1998 at 23:15:29: I posted here a month or so ago about hallucinations and feeling it was medication related but the Psyciatrist my Neuro sent me to for medication management and depression for my MS. I have also been diag. having osteoarthritis and fibromylagia by an arth. specialist before going to the new neuro (ins. you know, always changing Dr.s).
Avatar n tn Posted By Ms'er on October 30, 1998 at 01:54:31: In Reply to: MS Pain & medications posted by MS'er on October 29, 1998 at 23:15:29: I posted here a month or so ago about hallucinations and feeling it was medication related but the Psyciatrist my Neuro sent me to for medication management and depression for my MS. I have also been diag. having osteoarthritis and fibromylagia by an arth. specialist before going to the new neuro (ins. you know, always changing Dr.s).
Avatar f tn You could take some over the counter pain releif medications and apply some pain releif gels or creams to see if it helps with your symptoms. Let us know if you need any further information. Regards.
1348765 tn?1276657634 My weight is about 250, recently I fell onto the sidewalk taking the full brunt onto my left knee. The pain was unbearable at first. I did go to my Ortho and was told that I had more than likely injured my bursa. It has been nearly 4 months now and I have no pain while walking or bending but when I kneel on the knee it is as if I am kneeling on tacks, very painful. Any ideas on how long a bursa takes to heal or may it be something different?
Avatar n tn There will be severe pain and numbness in the knee joint in these conditions. Osteoarthritis, gout, inflammatory arthritis may present with knee pain and swelling in the absence of a knee injury. A proper examination of the knee joint will help in determining the source of pain. That will further help in deciding what tests may be needed in diagnosis. X ray knee joint, RA factor, CRP, ESR are the few basic investigations that may be done. Consult an orthopedician. Good luck!