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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...
Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back. Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.
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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