Hello, I had a question for everyone
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sophiawujanuary13 posted:
Hello, I had a question for everyone. I travel a lot for business, but I also have chronic pain from a condition I'd rather not disclose. My doctor had me on some medication, but it made me sleepy so it was useless during work. I am interested in buying a portable ultrasound machine so I can take it with me while I'm traveling and I no longer have to take meds all the time. Any thoughts about this equipment? Thank you.
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ctbeth responded:
Does ultrasound help your pain?

If so, you may have a more manageable pain syndrome and opiates, which may have you feel tired, may not be necessary

If opiate therapy is indicated, the side effect of fatigue tend to dissipate within a few weeks if taken daily.

Since you do not wish to disclose to etiology of your pain syndrome, we have nothing to gauge the type of discomfort with which you live

Better to discuss ultrasound with your treating physician than an Internet support community.