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    Non Narcotic Pain Management
    An_245043 posted:
    I've heard the question asked about what type of non narcotic pain killers there are. I've been searching for answeres, myself, but can't find anything other than Tramadol. Whenever I ask this question I only get responses that narcotics are fine, and if I don't want pain than they are just something I will have to accept. I don't want to take narcotics. Anyone know what may help me?
    davedsel57 responded:

    I am allergic to any narcotic drug I have tried for pain (hydrocodone, darvocette, even codeine). I can not take ibuprofen or acetaminophen either. These drugs cause serious hives for me.

    What I have found as far as medication is a prescription muscle relaxer (methocarbomol, generic for robaxin) and enteric coated aspirin. I rely more on other methods for pain management such as our sleep number bed, hot tub and recliner.

    If I was able to take narcotic drugs for my pain, I would. My pain levels on average or a 6 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the worst, with frequents gusts up to 7-10 depending on weather and activity. I am so limited in what I can physically do. I am going to see a new pain management specialist on May 9 to discuss any other options for me.

    You need to do what works for you and what you are comfortable with. I pray you find pain relief soon.
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    ljude38 responded:
    please dont be fooled. tramadol(ultram) is technically an opiate. There is toradol and neurontin of course both to mention to your MD for pain management. Ask your physican. Im sure he has some options for you
    annette030 replied to ljude38's response:
    Toradol is an NSAID and has a warning that it should never be used for longer than 5 days. It is often used for single dose treatment of acute pain, but seldom to never for chronic pain.

    Take care, Annette
    annette030 responded:
    Why do you not want to take narcotics as opposed to other types of meds?

    There are other options out there, NSAIDs, Lidoderm pathces, antidepressants, anti-seizure meds, etc., but they all have their own risks. I think it is best to discuss all your concerns with your doctor.

    Take care, Annette
    ljude38 replied to annette030's response:
    If you read the post carefully, TRAMADOL (ultram) is a narcotic like medication. but you are correct toradol is an NDAID. You are also correct about single dose treatment and in many states a certain number is approved by an MD at one time. You do remind us to read medication names carefully though. It is very important
    annette030 replied to ljude38's response:
    I did read your other post, and I understand that tramadol is one kind of drug and toradol is another kind.

    If the original poster requires chronic treatment, then toradol is not an option. That was the only point I was making. It is not generally used for chronic pain.

    Take care, Annette

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