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Well Doc, I am backed-up and barfing if you really want to know how I feel. The porcelain god is frowning on me from his throne in the sky. That medicine that you gave me has really got me plugged-up and hugging the toilet at the same time. Go figure! I would rather take the pain than have my innards all tied up in knots. No thank you! You can keep that junk called medicine.
Sound familiar; the list of side effects caused by many medications used to treat chronic pain includes: constipation and vomiting. Some people can have one without the other; some people can have both problems. Either way, gut problems are not fun and can actually prevent one from taking an adequate amount of pain medications. Fear of these side effects should not be a limiting factor for pain relief. Constipation and vomiting are both treatable and preventable.
Constipation is a common theme among those using opioid pain medications . These chemicals prevent the normal bowel muscle activity that pro...
Full Question: I suffer from Fibromyalgia as well as severe Migraines. After running the gauntlet of remedies the Dr. put me on OxyContin 20mg. twice a day with a Percocet 5 to use when the pain is unbearable. My sister claims that the narcotics will destroy my internal organs. Is this true?? I have asked two other Dr's about this and been told NO! I was also very worried about addiction, but they said as long as I took them for the Chronic ongoing pain of Fibro. and Migraines and did NOT abuse them I would NOT become an addict! I use them ONLY when I am completely around the bend in pain and not able to function in a reasonably normal fashion. They have made my life worth living again, BUT I don't want to destroy my organs either. I have tried ALL of the new Meds. and have suffered a lot of allergic reactions to them. These two pills are the ONLY ones I have been able to tolerate. WHAT should I do??? Thanks for your help. Answer : Hello; First of all, addictions have to do wi...
Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN LIQUID - ORAL Pronounced: (dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Robitussin Cough Long-Acting Oral Precautions
Before taking dextromethorphan, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
lung problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have
phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your
intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist ab...
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