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Can the voltaren gel be use on the legs and arms to help with the nerve pain?

Question asked 16 Apr 2013 2 answers

Support groups: voltaren, voltaren gel, pain, neuralgia, nerves, nerve

silmarien's answer: You can try, but I doubt it. I have sciatica (neuralgia from 3 ruptured/herniated spinal discs) and voltaren doesn't work well. It's best for topical pain or muscle pain. Drugs like Neurontin or Lyrica would work better, IMHO. FYI, opiates like ...

L-m-x4 - does a lidocaine patch release any chemical that would show up on a urinalysis drug test?

Question asked 6 May 2011 1 answer

Support groups: l-m-x4, lidocaine, drug test

silmarien's answer: Yes, it could show a false positive for cocaine (since lidoderm contains a topical form of a related drug, and cocaine is actually still used in surgical procedures - mostly dental or sinus related). I'd bring in your prescription bottle/package ...

Anyone have severe side effects from Opana ER?

Question asked 11 Sep 2011 2 answers

Support groups: opana er, pain, side effect

silmarien's response: Sounds like your side-effects are intolerable (they're clearly inhibiting your ability to function normally). I'd ask your doc if you can try something else. Options include: -Morphine CR (logical next thing to try) -Fentanyl 3 day Patches (next ...

Hearing sensitive provoked by vicodin?

Question asked 7 Oct 2011 1 answer

Support groups: vicodin, pain, back pain

silmarien's answer: Vicodin (and Percocet) is known to cause hearing impairment with abuse, especially if prolonged. Not saying YOU'RE abusing it, just that hearing changes are part of Vicodin's side-effects, so you might be experiencing a different form of Vicodin's ...

Would U sign petions for 2 pain problems?

Question asked 13 Oct 2011 4 answers

Support groups: pain, chronic

silmarien's response: Thanks for the information! Much appreciated, from a chronic pain sufferer. I'm pissed too that I get looked at as some druggie (because I'm allergic to Vicodin and Percocet) by doctors, or that I'm exhibiting "drug seeking behavior" by asking for ...

After time can generic loratidine loose its effectivness?

Question asked 9 Sep 2011 1 answer

Support groups: generic, loratadine

silmarien's answer: Yes, it's possible for antihistamines to lose effectiveness over time, as your histamine receptors will down-regulate (get used to and compensate for) the drug. I have this problem with all drugs that affect histamine receptors. I can only take ...

What is this pill -orange,small round,33 on one side and what appears to be bp on other side?

Question asked 9 Sep 2011 1 answer

silmarien's answer: Only drug I could find with BP and 33 on it was Alprazolam.

I have been taking Givani for two month but when I did research there was not one good review I hav?

Question asked 10 Sep 2011 1 answer

Support groups: lutera, side effect, doctor

silmarien's response: Gianvi is simply generic Yaz. I've been taking it for years, and although the generic is slightly more annoying than the brand, it has been effective for acne and for contraception. Don't be scared just because you read bad things on the internet - ...

Vivitrol - Can you get immune to the Vivitrol and be able to drink on top of it?

Question asked 12 Sep 2011 1 answer

Support groups: vivitrol

silmarien's answer: Sounds like typical alcoholic behavior. Have you sought out resources to help yourself deal with an alcoholic partner? Al-Anon is a recommended group for partners/friends of alcoholics. It is possible to drink alcohol while on Vivitrol. I'd call ...

Is it safe to mix the meds simvastatin and celebrex?

Question asked 14 Sep 2011 1 answer

Support groups: celebrex, simvastatin

silmarien's answer: Yes, in general. There are no adverse drug interactions between the two meds.

Require some medication advice for BPD,OCD,PTSD?

Question asked 12 Sep 2011 1 answer

silmarien's response: There is no "correct" answer to your question. Everybody is different - Zoloft seems like a bad choice to me, though, since SSRIs can cause mania in some patients, and you should also be on a mood stabilizer to offset manic phases. Eleva is the ...

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