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Aleve vs Ibuprofen: What's the difference?

Aleve and ibuprofen are both used for pain relief. But is one more effective or more likely to cause side effects compared to the other?

I had to sign an pain management agreement with my PCP... is this normal?

I had to sign a pain management agreement with my PCP which says that I can't get pain meds from any other Dr, even a pain mangagment specialist. I asked them, even if I get in a car accident, and they give me IV pain meds, and I am out of it, does that count and will they put me in rehab?... read more

This is why I hate doctors... my horrible story?

This is why I hate doctors... in my area, they are jerks and care only about themselves and their career... here it is.. The other night, I couldn't sleep. i knew I had a UTI and felt terrible, but dealt with it because I don't trust doctors. Sometimes I can treat it myself with... read more

May have chronic fatigue, but diognosed depression, only med that made positive affect-prednisone ?

Still unsure what my true condition\illness is. Started with chronic sinus infections (I had surgery for this but it may have caused another issue ENS, still have sinus infections but deeper)/ headach's every day/scalp tender to touch and "indented" on top (seriously) /memory... read more

I am 31 weeks pregnant and have been taking 2-8 50mg tramadol a day throughout they are not?

... prescribed but I told my doc I was taking them..I had stopped for the first 3 months and then started again. I asked her if she could prescribe them insead of the codiene and tylenol she was giving me because they don't make me nauseous and tired like the others did and she looked it up... read more

I have just been prescribed gabapentin 300mg for sciatica nerve pain in my leg?

The pain only occurs when sitting. Does anyone have experience taking this drug for sciatica pain?

Has anyone read that Flexeril is somewhat similiar to antidepressants?

I have 'flare ups' of sciatica, back pain & muscle spasms. Been diagnosed in my 20's with depression/anxiey disorder but was fine with the tricylic & later with SSRI's. I'm now 54 and ALL antidepressants make me more anxious and agitated. Doc said I'm sensitive... read more

Sciatica pain - what else can I try other than gabapentin, ibuprofen, heat etc?

I went to the dr. almost 2 months ago and was prescribed gabapentin as I also have fibromyalgia. The side effects were too much, so I stopped it; it did nothing for my pain. My leg aches from my butt downward. Is there anything I can do for relief besides mass quantities of ibuprofen and the... read more

What is the difference between Meloxicam and Ibuprofen?

Aren't they both anti-inflammatory drugs? What is the difference?

Can Morphine cause problems with memory loss?

I have been on Morphine for four years along with Oxycodone for five years and Flexeril for five years and Cymbalta for a year. My memory is getting really bad. My short term memory is what bothers me the very most. I can't remember things from one moment to the next. I have to set alarms to... read more

What is a frequently prescribed muscle relaxant and can it be used for sciatica ?

Having a flare-up of sciatic nerve pain in hip. What should I take to relieve pain ?

Can I take aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol along with tramadol?

If the pain is really bad?

Hello, I recently came down with sciatica pain in my right buttock and thigh?

Any suggestions on how to calm it down. My doctor gave me one week's worth of robaxin as a muscle relaxer. Should I combine this with cold pack or heating pad? It is worse in the morning after waking up and of course I have to get myself to work. Thanks for any suggestions.

What are the ingredients in Zanaflex/Tizanidine HCL 4 MG Tablets?

I was told it was a combination of Xanax and Flexeril. I would really like to know because my Dr. recently put me on it. https://www.drugs.com/answers/

Herniated disc - I don't want surgery, but what other options do I have?!?

I am 27 years old and a single mother of two. I also work in daycare full time. Needless to say my life is spent bending and lifting. Well, last year in October I was diagnosed with sciatica and the cause of it was a herniated disc. My right foot and leg are numb and my back has severe pain. I... read more

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