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Sunday, January 11, 2009 Shelley, Community Member, asks

Q: is there any pain medication without codeine or hydracodone

I am allergic to Codeine and Hyracodone. I have a bad back and I also have trapped sciatic nerves. I am in alot of pain and the Ultram and Ibuprofen(over the counter) is not enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.

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Cort, Health Guide
1/11/09 11:40pm

There are quite a few different types of pain medications as well as alternative treatments for pain such as relaxation therapies, biofeedback, acupuncture, massage and meditation type treatments.  You might also check out stretching methods or the sciatica; I've had alot of luck with the Eschotes method. You can find books on it online.

 

You can check out the different types of non-narcotic pain drugs at

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug.html 

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cak, Community Member
1/11/09 1:52pm

Hi Shelley,

 

Yow...allergies!! You might talk to your doc about increasing the Ultram...don't know how much you're taking, but my doc says I can go to 100mg without problems. Also, consider asking for prescription ibuprofen 800mg. Naproxen may also help.

 

I'm assuming your trapped nerves are pinched? I've got problems with that; I'm currently having a series of epidural steroid injections. You can also use heat and cold to help with the pain and inflammation--remember that the pain shooting down your legs has to do with the pinched nerve in your back, so put the cold/hot at that site.

 

It can take awhile even using all this: the problem is that your nerve gets inflamed, which produces one kind of pain, but then the muscles become inflamed as well, which adds another kind.

 

In any case, consider consulting a Pain Specialist, a doctor who knows LOTS about dealing with chronic pain.Most other docs have little to no training...

 

Best of luck; let us know how you do...Carrie

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Cort, Health Guide
1/11/09 11:42pm

There are quite a few different types of pain medications as well as alternative treatments for pain such as relaxation therapies, biofeedback, acupuncture, massage and meditation type treatments.  You might also check out stretching methods or the sciatica; I've had alot of luck with the Eschotes method. You can find books on it online.

 

You can check out the different types of non-narcotic pain drugs at

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug.html 

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saraoristevie, Community Member
1/14/09 12:55am

I haved used neurontin(gabapentin) for years for nerve pain and sciatica.  Once you get to a useful amount it works great.  You need to ramp up and down meaning start slow and stop slow.  I have taken as much as 1600 mg 3 times a day.  I currently take 800 3 times a day.  Not a whole lot of side effects no real high just pain relief.  This is a off label use of the drug though it is used for epilepsy.  The first dr prescibed a real low dose and it did nothing.

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champagne727, Community Member
1/ 3/10 3:49am

hi if your allergic to that stuff try suboxone its for pain an people getting off of pain pills and it will help your back with no codiene.  

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