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Best painkillers?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Stu, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    So I am laying here, in intense pain from having a torn abdominal muscle fixed today. Doc has got me all perc'd up. They work pretty well, but is there anything better in that class? He's obviously not going to give oxycon but anything else I should ask for?
     
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    For OTC, I found Aleve and Motrin to work best for me.
     
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    as an about-to-be-licensed pharmacy student... agree with motrin or aleve... one may work better for you than the other. by the way if going for motrin, you can take up to 600mg (3 tablets) 4 times daily. or 800mg 3 times daily.
     
  5. Stu

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    What about Lortab? Any real difference from Percoset?
     
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    oh i didn't read about the part where you got perc. um, next step up is yeah, morphine or just straight up oxycodone.
     
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    lortab is less potent, so at the same milligram strength of hydrocodone to oxycodone, perc is stronger
     
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    Oxymorphone or Heroin
     
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    So I am laying here, in intense pain from having a torn abdominal muscle fixed today. Doc has got me all perc'd up. They work pretty well, but is there anything better in that class? He's obviously not going to give oxycon but anything else I should ask for?

    Why would he give you anything you ask for but not oxycontin?
     
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    What about Lortab? Any real difference from Percoset?

    After my Achilles surgery, I found that Lortab worked better than percocet.
     
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    My Doc always recommends Two Motrin + Two Tylenol.
     
  13. Stu

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    Why would he give you anything you ask for but not oxycontin?

    As I understand it, oxy is pretty major league stuff. I am in a lot of pain but should be better in a day or two. I guess it's pretty much perc vs lortab
     
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    Percocet and Oxycontin both the same drug: Oxycodone.

    Hm, so you don't end up pulling a Heath Ledger, you might want to read more.
     
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    Heroin or methadone.
     
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    Oxycontin is oxycodone in extended-release... so that it lasts 8-12 hours. It comes in higher dosages than plain oxycodone. Plain oxycodone (brand name Roxicodone, among others) is regular-release.

    Lortab is hydrocodone + acetaminophen of various combinations. Hydrocodone is only half as potent an analgesic as morphine, which when taken orally is about the same potency as oxycodone. So technically hydrocodone should always be a weaker analgesic than oxycodone at the same strength.

    You're likely not going to get fentanyl unless you have cancer pain or something major. I don't know many doctors who would give methadone for your indication either.

    So you are pretty much left with plain oxycodone, morphine sulfate, and hydromorphone.
     
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    weaker stuff than abovementioned: codeine, tramadol, pentazocine, propoxyphene.

    meperidine is definitely not commonly prescribed. neither is butorphanol. tapentadol is new and fairly expensive. buprenorphine is also not the first thing prescribed for pain.

    ketorolac is not in the same class but I can't imagine it being given for your indication.

    those are pretty much your options.

    I personally am against taking medications of any sort. Guess I chose the wrong profession.
     
  18. Stu

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    weaker stuff than abovementioned: codeine, tramadol, pentazocine, propoxyphene.

    meperidine is definitely not commonly prescribed. neither is butorphanol. tapentadol is new and fairly expensive. buprenorphine is also not the first thing prescribed for pain.

    ketorolac is not in the same class but I can't imagine it being given for your indication.

    those are pretty much your options.

    I personally am against taking medications of any sort. Guess I chose the wrong profession.


    Normally I am against it too, but in my current state am very much in favor.
     
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    So I am laying here, in intense pain from having a torn abdominal muscle fixed today. Doc has got me all perc'd up. They work pretty well, but is there anything better in that class? He's obviously not going to give oxycon but anything else I should ask for?

    Since it's muscular, why not adjunct the percocet with Flexeril - a muscle relaxer. Otherwise, why don't you try, like others have mentioned, a combination of the percocet with ibuprofen or naproxyn.
     
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    Indomethacin works...

    In alternative medicine, there is a type of seed that when placed on sensitive pressure points in your ear, can provide pain relief.
     

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