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    Medication for Back Pain
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    An_253477 posted:
    I cannot tolerate opiates. I have tried Tramadol and it does not help. I received a lot of relief from Naproxen, but cannot take it as it is causing bruising on my skin and perhaps internally.

    Any suggestions?
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    davedsel responded:
    Hello.

    I also can not take any narcotic as I have broken out in hives after one dose of each one that I tried.

    I have found success with enteric coated aspirin and a prescription muscle relaxer (methocarbomol, which is generic for robaxin). You can talk to your doctor about this approach.

    I rely heavily on a good recliner, a good mattress (sleep number) and light activity as I can for additional pain management methods.

    I pray you can find answers and relief soon.
    Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave


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