Can I take pain medications if I am also taking Coumadin??
The following story is fictional but is comprised from encounters with a few different patients I have seen over the years. I have changed details and combined the stories in order to comply with my patients' privacy.
I had a patient come in the other day and tell me that she had terrible knee pain but that there was really nothing that could be done because she was on Coumadin?. She had only come to see me because I had helped her best friend, and her best friend had insisted I could help her as well. I asked why she thought nothing could be done for her simply because she was on Coumadin?.
I learned that that this patient -- let's call her Mary -- was 82 and had suffered with knee pain for several years. She had been taking pain medications, but after she developed atrial fibrillation one year ago, her doctor put her on Coumadin? and took her off her pain medications. Mary was not doing any physical therap...
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Can Are my frequent headaches and stomach pains related?
Hi, I am a 21-year old female who suffers from many headaches. It seems like I have been battling headaches for as long as I remember. When I was younger, I would get such bad headaches that I would cry all night long because I was in so much pain, enough that I wouldn't get any sleep. At that time, my family doctor told me that the cause of my headaches was my lack of vision and that I needed glasses. Now, I have been wearing glasses for over 15 years, and my headaches are still very present. And that's the least of it because I often get very bad migraines as well. They are bad enough that I feel dizzy, nauseous, and basically I am in a lot of pain. Light bothers me, loud noises bother me, and etc. For a 21-year old, I may be wrong, but it doesn't seem right. I shouldn't be getting so many headaches/migraines right? It's almost daily now, and that's not all as well. Now when I get my headaches, I have a ...
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