i was diagnosed with cirhosis of the liver, alchohol related, about 18 years ago and was told that i would probably need a transplant within 5 years to survive. so far, so good. i'm just wanting to know if there are any pain relievers out there that are safe for me to take
13 Feb 2012
I'm sorry, but none that I've been able 2 find. I've basically exhausted all my online resources & all mymedical friends. The best I've got is that some narcotic pain killers r safer than others. Basically, try 2 stay away from anything w/ acetomenephen (Tylenol) so drugs like Percocet, the Hydrocodones... pretty much anything that ends w/ -cet. The amount of acetomenephen has been a concern 4 people w/out liver problems. Maybe talk w/ ur Dr about drugs like Roxicodone that don't contain acetomenephen? Best of luck & so glad 2 hear that ur liver seems 2 b holding its own so far!
14 Feb 2012
I'm not a doctor, but if you quit drinking & I hope you have, the liver does regenerate. That is why they are able to take part of someones liver & give as a live donor. Hopefully you are in remission. Tylenol is definately out. I would guess maybe it would depend on what type of pain your are having & on a scale of 1 to 10 what degree your pain is on a daily basis. I just read a good article on WebMD recently that narcotic pain killers do not harm the liver. It's the tylenol they put in them that does the harm. These are new studies that have recently come out. I take oxycodone for chrontic pain that has nothing else in it like most do. I sneak in a tylenol once in awhile because I think it actually does help the oxy to work better. So with more info about what your pain is all about would allow us to inform you better. Are you talking over the counter pain relievers? and so on...
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