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    e302bird is offline Junior Member
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    I broke my jaw and am in a great deal of pain. I am also on methadone, and am on a maintence program--in other words, it is not for pain. Could anybody tell me of any medications that are not an opiate that will relieve severe pain? Thank you!

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    Methadone will relieve severe pain, you should know this, maybe your doctor can titrate your dose.

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    Toradol is pretty strong and it is non-narcotic. But I hear you can't take it for more than 5 days.

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    Toradol is an NSAID just as Ibuprofen and Celebrex are, they don't do a whole lot for severe pain, even your so-called non narcs like Tramadol won't have much effect for the methadone user since it targets the same Mu pain receptors that methadone hogs up. Methadone is a partial angonist, some opiodes do get through to the reciptors but it takes a lot, that only defeats its purpose. The OP is pretty much S out of luck, except to have his dose titrated up.

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    [QUOTE=Cats Meow;179749]Toradol is an NSAID just as Ibuprofen and Celebrex are, they don't do a whole lot for severe pain, QUOTE]

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    I once went through a surgery with just Toradol. No narcotics! It seems like its pretty strong to me. But you are right about the methadone thing though. It might not help him anyway.

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    I am also on methadone maintenance and cannot use standard narcotic pain relievers. I ended up in the ER a couple of months ago with 3 kidney stones and was given an IV of toradol and I was very surprised when it absolutely helped with the pain. In about 30 minutes I was actually able to sit up and move around. They sent me home with a RX for 20 tablets and I ended up taking several in the next week or so until I passed all the stones (not fun!). I am holding on to the pills I have left over and know if I do have some more pain that they work quite well for me.

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    I know this thread was from a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to say im a recovering opiate addict and my best friend is a PharmD and she swears by Toradol. I need to have my wisdom tooth pulled soon and I cant take any of pain medication so I asked her what was the strongest non-narcotic and she said Toradol.

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