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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/4/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I realize that coffee is not exactly a health beverage but I do want to say
that it sure makes my Opiod medicine work a little better. I had two cups
this morning and felt better than usual.

Is it just me?


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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it's just you. LOL

I never had coffee had that effect on me. But who knows?? We are all different.

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   Posted 11/6/2008 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont know about the opiod part because I hardly ever drink coffee any more but I use to drink it along with Ibuprofen when I had very bad headaches.Also one of the OTC pain relievers has a added ingredient that helps it work faster and better(this is in there commercial)that Add ingredeient is caffein.
Lost half of my small intestine.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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   Posted 11/6/2008 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I think there's been some interesting studies about caffeine of late, but I'm not that familiar with all the details. I believe in moderate amounts it can help with depression. (although too much definitely increases anxiety)

But as Mom9mom said, some OTC pain relievers contain caffeine. Excedrin and anacin are two examples, and I've had some horrible sinus headaches recently and the excedrin really helps, but I have to remember not to take later in the day because of the caffeine. So I'm thinking somehow the caffeine with the opiod may give some better pain relief.


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   Posted 11/6/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Pam,I agree with PAlady caffeine helps with headaches so it can very well help your pain meds work better. I hope you have a LPD.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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