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Which painkiller should you use?

What does a pain management doctor do?

How do I find a pain management doctor who will prescribe opoids?

When other methods are unsuccessful. Other methods have been tried - corticosteroid injections and now they will attempt a nerve block. I just sent a message to my doctor to get the details regarding this. My insurance (MediCare/MediCal) limits things like acupuncture for pain management so I am... read more

Is chemotherapy painful?

Has anyone else had a neurostimulator implanted for pain control?

My pain management doctor is going to try epidurals for my back pain, but if they don't work, he wants to try a neurostimulator. I would really appreciate comments/experiences/suggestions from anyone who has a neurostimulator. I don't look forward to another minor surgery, but if the... read more

Apotex Corp Fentanyl Transdermal Patches?

I was told by my pain management doctor that after getting the Mallinckrodt brand Fentanyl patches for about 3 years that it's now discontinued. Does anybody know for sure whether or not Mallinckrodt Fentanyl Transdermal patches are discontinued? He now gave me this new brand of patches by... read more

Can a pharmacist ask for a diagnosis and refuse to fill prescription?

Can a pharmacist ask what your diagnosis is and say she won't fill script until doctor calls and tells her the diagnosis and why you take the medication. It was for 90 vicodin Es that aren't abused and only prescribed by one pain management doctor. Isn't there some privacy law and... read more

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.

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

What to do when your doctor is away?

My dad's pain management doctor is out of town at a conference. She doesn't know when she will return, said either Monday or Tuesday. He runs out of meds Saturday. She told him to make his meds last. We are really trying to figure out what he is suppose to do when there are no doctor on... read more

I had a MRI in 2010 which said I have Spinal stenosis.My lower back pain is so bad in the morn. I?

... have to roll out of bed. It seems to be getting worse.I finally have my Medicare and have an appointment with a pain management Dr. I have been taking Oxycodone 30mg they work for about 4 to 5 hrs then my pain starts again. I had a phone consult with a surgeon and the surgery costs 100,000.00... read more

How fast did your trigeminal neuralgia come on and what do you think caused it?

How fast did your pain start, especially if it was severe? My trigeminal neuralgia came on severely within 2 days. The pain was between an 8.5 to a 10 at times (on a scale of 10). It felt like shooting pain. The slightest thing would electrify my teeth and gums. Even talking made it worse for about... 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

Got dismissed from pain management but still have one refill left . do u think I am able to get it?

I got dismissed for low medicain in my system one yr.for soma and he upped me on that one and then this yr. I ran out of vicodon earlie and could not make it in to talk to him when he requested. Othere then that never took any percription drug that where not mine . I really like my doctore very... read more

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