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Can my primary care doctor treat me for my pain management. my pain is intractable (nothing can be?

... done). I take oxycontine 80mg 2xs a day and oxycodone 6xs a day. I have been on this medication for 8 yrs. My pcp is willing but fears it may cause him problems. I have done some research and have concluded that his fears are unfounded. ... can he and am I right? I live in n.j.

If I am allergic to CODEINE, but perscribed oxycodone/ percocet am I able to take this medicine?

ok I take oxycodone/ Percocet and have for several years, I have never been able to take hydrocodone or loratabs because I have a highly allergic reaction to codeine. I had to go to a pain management doctor because the government has changed the schedule of the drug and my dr is not able to write... read more

Difference between Oxycodone 15mg & Oxycodone IR 15mg?

Ok, I've been in pain management for several years.. I take Oxycodone 15mg every 4-6hrs as well as a couple others that aren't relevant to my question. Today I get my scripts filled & the Oxycodone looks different (not a round green/orange circle as I'm used to), it's like a... read more

How often should you have an MRI done if you have bulging discs?

My neurologist wants to do another MRI on my back. He was surprised to learn that my pain management doctor has not ordered a more recent MRI. I have had bulging discs for 3 years. I had a CT scan 3 years ago for diagnosis. I had a MRI done a year and a half ago and it still showed bulging discs. I... read more

What to expect from a pain management doctor first visit?

I have 7 herniated disks and DDD

Any recommendations for pain management and mental health management with sciatica?

Mainly in my right leg but also in my left occasionaly. I have tried physiotherapy, a number of medications (amatriptilyne, naproxen) , I had a steroid injection in my lower spine and I am now trying acupuncture. I try my best to live with sciatica but there never seems to be noticeable... read more

Pain Management and Social Drinking Question?

I am with a new pain management group and I guess didn't realize how strict they have become about alcohol use. I have been in and out of pain management care since 2003 for chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, back pain etc. Anyway the first time it showed up in my... read more

Stopping Cymbalta starting Zoloft?

I started having panic/ anxiety attacks back in April. I had been taking Cymbalta for 20 years. My new pain management doctor decided to take me off Cymbalta (cold turkey) and start Zoloft 50 mg 8 weeks ago. He told me that the 2 drugs were in the same class which I later found out they... read more

Had to stop Gabapentin due to weight gain - now how to lose weight and what to use for neuropathy?

I really liked LaurieShay's eating plan for weight loss after Gabapentin use and will try it! However, now that I am off Gabapentin, what to use for pain management for horrible peripheral neuropathy which I have had since 2005? Have been using Vicodin 3x/day for 6 years but it really... read more

How effective is Wellbutrin on Energy/Motivation/Weight management/Libido?

For those who have been on Wellbutrin/buproprion... please rate your experience in the following areas and what dosage level you are on ? (1) Energy (2) Motivation (feeling of getting things accomplished) (3) Weight management (weight loss or weight gain) (4) Libido (increase or decrease)? (This... read more

Long term side effects of Lyrica and tramadol for pain management in fibromyalgia?

I am a fibromyalgia sufferer in Australia and have been diagnosed 3+ years ago and am now aged 59. I take a myriad of medications and have had to change my GP and chemist to my house locality due to the expense of getting to my previous GP and chemist. The main regime of meds I am on is 225mg of... read more

What is stronger and safer Oxycotine 10mg or Norco 10-325mg?

I was hit by a train 35 years ago and have had 28 surgeries I am in Horrible pain..I have been taking for about a year and 1/2 5 Norco pain Management Dr wants to switch me to Oxycontine or something else.. but he knows it has to be strong and still be able to walk and talk if you know... read more

If I am pulled over driving while taking tramadol, will I be considered driving under the influence?

I take 50mg of tramadol every 6 hours for pain management. I was told that it would be dwi I need to know if this is accurate?

Why can't I donate blood plasma since I'm on hydrocodone for pain management?

I went to donate blood plasma last week, and during the medical exam I told them I was in pain management. I had to show them what medications I was on. Since I was on gabapentin, hydrocodone and flexiril I was told I would have to have my doctors consent to donate. My doctor filled out the... read more

Will Zilretta work for bursitis in my hips?

I have bursitis in both hips which leaves me almost crippled. Steroid injections are only lasting 5 weeks at this point so my pain management doctor suggested Zilretta injections. Will they work?

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