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Can your oxygen level get low with pacemaker?

Question asked 4 Mar 2014 2 answers

Support groups: oxygen, pacemaker

bnagoh's answer: I found that I had to get used to my pacemaker, took maybe 3 to 6 weeks cause without it I had a total heart block, slow heart beat that kept slowing until it stopped. Of course I had been passing out over a dozen times before they realized what was ...

They stopped making Hydrocodone/Acetaminoph. 7.5-500. What is other pain med. is equal or better?

Question asked 16 days ago 3 answers

Support groups: pain, hydrocodone

bnagoh's response: Maybe what you could do is add the acetaminophen that is missing from your Hydrocodone. Its over the counter and maybe you will get the same results. So just take Tylenol 175 mgs with each pill but dont take to much not good for liver, and that will ...

Back Pain - I recently was in a car accident and had a sprain cervical and now I feel pressure in my

Question asked 26 Mar 2014 1 answer

Support groups: pain, back pain, accident, pressure, hospital

bnagoh's answer: Absolutely! Any injury to the back or spine can be debilitating. At least see your PCP and get x rays to see whats going on. Good Luck

I,m taking cymbalta 60mg for back pain and I start gain weight how I can stop that what food to eat?

Question asked 23 Feb 2014 2 answers

Support groups: cymbalta, pain, back pain, weight, food, chronic back pain

bnagoh's comment: Thanks I started with 30 for a month and no help went to 60 and noticed after another 3 weeks noticed an improvment and my Dr said no go to 90. I was surprised too untill I started that dosage and my pain levels from arthritis were better than ...

What are the risks of dissolving ,Allopurinol Bisoprolol,and others instead of swallowing them?

Question asked 2 Feb 2014 1 answer

Support groups: allopurinol, bisoprolol, felodipine, irbesartan, metformin, simvastatin, tablet

bnagoh's response: You dissolve them in water I hope. Well if you did it in anything else then I would worry water should be fine though. But if one or two pills are time released then you may have problems those would be hard to dissolve. Taste would not be the best ...

The drug Metformin, I was advised it has been taken off the market. Is this information true?

Question asked 19 Mar 2014 3 answers

Support groups: metformin

bnagoh's answer: No! I certainly hope not it works very well to control my type 2 diabetes but I haven't heard anything like that...

What is in gabapentin ?

Question asked 16 Mar 2014 4 answers

Support groups: pain, back pain, gabapentin

bnagoh's answer: Yep Im on it too, years and it really works for my burning sensations that I get in my hands. Just like a match is burning my fingers wrist and lower arm. Doesn't help much with my pain symptoms but the nerve burning... aaahhh! Neurontin is the ...

Half-life and excretion opana er?

Question asked 11 Mar 2014 1 answer

Support groups: opana er, half life

bnagoh's answer: You can find the exact info here at but the rate of filtering of opana er would be within 24 to 48 hours

Are extended release pain medicines removed from the body during hemo dialysis?

Question asked 16 Jan 2014 1 answer

Support groups: opana, opana er, pain, back pain, surgery, chronic kidney disease, medicine, dialysis

bnagoh's answer: Not all of them but I am sure some maybe enough for you to feel the difference.

What pain medications do not affect your liver?

Question asked 11 Mar 2014 1 answer

Support groups: pain, medication, liver, pain medication, liver disease, hepatitis c

bnagoh's answer: There are none. All injested orally or IV medications will be filtered by the liver because your blood all of it gets filtered by your liver. Unless you do not have a liver.

Oral pain medications do not work for me, but IV and IM injections do. What is the reason for this?

Question asked 13 Mar 2014 1 answer

Support groups: dilaudid, pain, injection, pain medication, percocet, vicodin

bnagoh's answer: Seems you know whats going on but there is also the food issue, food absorbs medications. The thing is is that IV medications gets into the blood almost immediately and spreads around the body to the brain as fast as the heart is beating. Oral ...

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