What would you like to do?
Severe pain is usually treated with narcotic pain relievers, such as Demerol, Morphine and Percodan. ALL of these meds are addictive, so they need to be taken only as prescribed, and never taken with alcohol. If the pain is due to inflammation of any type, such as arthritis, you may be better off taking an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory), since they reduce the swelling that increases the pain, and helps the pain, as well. Your doctor can best assess your condition and determine which class of pain meds will work best for you.
2 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
I am not a physician, but doctors have told me that some medications which treat depression or psychosis can be used off-label to treat chronic pain. 50 mg Seroquel several ti…mes daily as prescribed by a physician has worked. Physicians have also reccomended effexor, amytriptelene, cymbalta, and others that I can't remember. Narcotics are highly addictive and therefore are problematic for long-term conditions. Relaxation therapy from physical therapists can also help reduce pain caused by stress.
stomach pain in near testis
This will most likely depend on your chemical make-up and your metabolism. The best pain killer that I have come across is oxycodone (Percoset). I have tried many others like …morphine, dilaudid, and oxyxontin but none have worked for me. Again, depends on the person.
vicoden but only short term and if untolerabe. IBprofen is good as well but stomach aches are associated with it.
"Severe Pain" is subjective to each individual, so it depends on the underlying cause of the pain. If your pain tolerance is low, it might not take much to feel really bad. Wh…at might be excruciating for some people can be mild pain for people like me who have had extreme chronic pain for many years. Depending on the cause (structural damage, disease, bad surgery, etc. - I've got all 3) and the severity of the pain and how long it lasts (acute or chronic, where chronic is 24/7 and acute is occasionally), there are different drugs that will deal with each on their own terms. For Acute pain, Schedule 3 drugs like Vicodin are commonly prescribed. If you can get by with that, do so. For higher levels of pain, Schedule 2 drugs like Percocet can be prescribed, but that's a whole new world not to be considered lightly unless it's a quality of life decision, and the pain is severe enough and going to be with you for a long time. It's not just the dependence and side effects that come with it - it's how it affects you, your family and friends, and the fact that you're required to obtain new prescriptions every month from your doctor since they cannot be refilled. Trust me when I say if you like to travel, it can really put a damper on your life. Chronic drugs include Duragesic (Fentanyl) patches which last up 3 days, and OxyContin, which is the timed-release version of Oxycodone and lasts up to 12 hours. I used Oxy for a year before making the switch to Duragesic in 2000. OxyContin works well, but has a steep dropoff point that leaves you pretty drained. Duragesic by comparison takes several hours before you notice any withdrawal symptoms or increased pain levels. I've added a link to the American Pain Foundation site which I contribute to occasionally. You should download their Pain Notebook and start keeping a diary of your pain which is considered evidence by a doctor of your pain level and is used to prescribe pain medication. NEVER ask for pain medication or you'll be tagged a drug seeker - let them see your evidence (any pictures help also that can show the problem) and determine what to give you. Stick with pain specialists whose primary area of expertise is pain, and not someone like an Anesthesiologist who has a pain certification on the wall. You'll just waste your time.
There are many drugs that can relieve pain. The severity of pain is a very personal thing, and severe pain for one person may be moderate for another. As such, pain is usual…ly treated from "the ground up." Initially Tylenol, Aspirin or one of the other NSAIDs are tried. If, after a significant trial, the pain remains unrelieved then stronger medications are tried. At this point Tramadol (Ultram), Tylenol and Codeine or Vicodin (Tylenol and hydrocodone) may be prescribed. If the pain is nerve related they may also try antidepressants or anti-seizure meds as these have shown much promise for treating this kind of pain. If pain remains severe stronger meds are tried, as in stronger narcotics like oxycodone with Tylenol (Percocet). Finally, if needed, the strongest meds are tried, like morphine, oxycodone by itself, oxymorphone, methadone or fentanyl. This last group has no ceiling, meaning there is no upper limitation - doses can be increased as long as they are tolerated. This kind of treatment is usually only for cancer patients. It is a very serious decision to begin treatment with narcotics long-term. If taken long term, longer than a week or two, one becomes physically dependent and will suffer withdrawals if the med is stopped abruptly. If the drug must be stopped then it must be cut back a little at a time to avoid withdrawal. This experience is never pleasant and no one who has experienced it before wants to repeat the process. For this reason alone one should seriously consider alternatives before submitting to long-term narcotic treatment for pain.
Ativan or Xanax will do but the best is Oxycodone. edit: the best is Dilaudid/Hydromorphone. In IV form its basically heroin.
It depends on the type of arthritis you have. in some cases any simple analgesics like aspirin will do the trick yet in others steroidal anti inflammatory or disease modifying… drugs are the only options that will bring the inflammation causing the pain under control.
paracetemol will do
The best medicine for severe back pain is DEEP HEAT . you can buy it from your local pharmacy.
If the pain is caused by aching muscles then an NSAID (non-steroid anti inflammatory drug) may be best for you. They ease the inflammation that causes the soreness in your mus…cles but they an have adverse affects if you have stomach problems and can affect other medications so you need to check with your pharmacist. Some NSAID's come as a topical cream that you can rub into the affected area.
Advil, Tylenol or any aspirin if you do not want a prescription from the doctor/dentist. Different people, different medications. Some people actually apply crush aspirin to t…he affected tooth.
It depends on the severity of the pain, whether it's acute (short term) or chronic (persistent and long term), and the long term prognosis and treatment. However, realisticall…y the best treatment is prevention and lifestyle change. If you're past that point, the the following meds will help. For severe pain that has no real chance of getting better, Fentanyl patches are the treatment of choice, but it is not to be considered lightly. Under that, OxyContin is the best, though its effectiveness decreases over time as users become more dependent and tolerant. Percocet is the next really effective drug, though it's an acute pain med rather than a chronic pain med. Ideally, you want a combination of OTC meds or prescription NSAID's and muscle relaxers in addition to pain meds for severe back pain. For example, my personal favorites are: Napoxen (prescription strength, 500mg). Also available OTC as Aleve. Tylenol ES Rapid Rapid Release Gel Caps Bayer Back and Body Aspirin Flexeril - fantastic muscle relaxer Fiorinal w/ Codeine - even though I use it for migraines, the barbiturate in it effectively relaxes everything to give pretty good pain relief. Note that continued use of Naproxen and other NSAIDS over the long term can cause ulcers, especially if you're using aspirin along with it.