Anything stronger than Tylenol that is non-narcotic?

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Julie1014
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   Posted 10/17/2008 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't tolerate pain meds well at all. I am VERY sensitive. I don't like the "loopy" feeling they give me.  Before being diagnosed with CD, I always took Advil (ibuprofen.)  It worked great, but I haven't taken it in a couple of years because of CD.  Tylenol only helps a LITTLE for the body aches/pains.  Is there anything else out there that is non-narcotic, helps with pain, and won't make me feel any different?  Thank you so much!  Blessings, Julie :-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 8mg/kg every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg/day, (tapering Pred 1mg/month,) Miralax daily, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
You might ask for Ultram (Tramadol). Many folks take that for pain. It doesn't agree with me personally, but that might be one option for you.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Or tordoll injections.
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Matthew
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   Posted 10/17/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Toradol makes me feel yucky, like the flu..
Personally, I take Tramadol. But it can make you loopy, especially when new to it. Of course, that feeling does diminish with more than very short usage..

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   Posted 10/17/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried Excedrin Tension HEadache? It contains ONLY tylenol w/ caffeine. It may help a tiny bit more than plain tylenol.
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Jeny
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   Posted 10/17/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I love Darvaset, that's non-narcotic and stronger than tylenol.

Zanne
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   Posted 10/17/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought Toradol was an NSAID?
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Keeper
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, Toradol is a NSAID - cautions mention stomach ulcers and bowel disease and say to take only with doctor's supervision and that the doctor should weigh risks vs. benefits.

Nanners
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Toradol is a NSAID. My daughter was taking that in pill form once and I tried it but it made my stomach really upset. Tears up my stomach in shot version too.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep it sure is.
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Keeper
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   Posted 10/17/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Darvoset is about the only non-narcotic pain reliever that is not an NSAID. I looked at about twenty or so different ones. It is said to be about as effective as aspirin (but there are reports of good results from users) and can be found in combination with acetaminophen (Darvoset N). You might have more luck finding a tolerable narcotic-type pain reliever if Darvoset does not do the trick.

redspot321
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   Posted 10/17/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Darvocet

Active ingredient-

Propoxyphene is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. ... ( Propoxyphene) is a narcotic (opioid)
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Keeper
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   Posted 10/17/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, but it is so mild that it should not have offensive side-effects.

Julie1014
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   Posted 10/18/2008 2:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the suggestions. I've tried a couple of these, all making me feel loopy. I am so sensitive to these meds, it's silly! I've never tried Ultram before...... Also, I have taken excedrin for headaches. Now I just take Tylenol and have a cup of coffee with it. Hopefully I will stumble across some med that will help. Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 8mg/kg every 6 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


redspot321
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   Posted 10/18/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Keeper said...
Yes, but it is so mild that it should not have offensive side-effects.
Yes, it is one of the milder Narcotics. I just wanted Julie to understand that it IS an opoid and a narcotic and she will feel the effects of the drug. Also I dont want people to think they can takeDarvon and test negitive for opiods on a wizz quiz. Some employers frown on that even if you have a script.
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Margie11
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   Posted 10/19/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Many Doc's in my area use Ultram or Tramadol, I have been told to use these after and if Tylenol does not work. Make sure you are not getting a script for one of the types that contain Tylenol. It makes me wakefull sometimes, but rarely loopy. I use this as a last resort, it seems to cause C for me sometimes.
Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
 
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Matthew
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   Posted 10/19/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
     I was told to take Tylenol with it once, if the Tramadol alone wasn't quite enough.
    A caution though, I have noticed some signs of physical dependency in myself to this medication. When I run out, after a day or so, I have severe allergy attacks & occasional bouts of Big D. Nothing fatal, but just because its not Narcotic, it doesn't mean there aren't dependecy risks. Most meds to have them anyway. Like our old friend, Prednisone! LOL
 
    Matthew
 
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