pain medicine???

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cindy lou hoo
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   Posted 4/13/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am thinking about going to see a pain Doc soon.  I hate to do that, but Vicodine seems to help alot, along with five or six ibprophen.  I know taking that much isn't good, but I don't know what else to take and regular doctors won't give me anything more.  What helps?

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   Posted 4/13/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Nettles herb helps a lot with joint pain. I took it (1500mg/day) and was pain-free for a month after only a week of daily Nettles capsules.

I also have found (for me, anyway) that homeopathic Causticum pellets are very helpful for the wandering leg pains, restless legs, and hand pains I get on a regular basis.
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   Posted 4/13/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That's very hard on your liver. I hope you are taking milk thistle to support your liver. If you are taking abx plus Vicodin along with six ibuprofen your liver is getting a lot of abuse. It's very important you take milk thistle to support your liver.

Here's what it does:

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver and gall bladder problems. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells.

I'd encourage you to look into more natural remedies for your pain:

Magnesium Citrate
Fish Oil

Perhaps others can add to the list of what helps them for pain.

Sometimes a narcotic pain reliever is needed, I know. But if you want to spare your liver and can get by on less potent pain killers, consider trying some of the supplements I mentioned above. You might be surprised at how much better you'll feel taking them.


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   Posted 4/14/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on narcotics for 2.5 years. Just detoxed from them 4 weeks ago. They not only mess with your liver, but with ALL of your other systems as well. I am hypothyroid and have adrenal fatigue and when I went off of the narcotics, I turned hypERthyroid. Felt horrible for a month and I'm still figuring it out. I will never go back on narcotics unless there's no other option.

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   Posted 4/15/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
cindy lou,

They make Vicodin with ibuprofen in it now. It is called vicoprofen. I take it when my pain is unbearable and when the Tramadol just isn't helping. Good pain management is very important for us to function, so don't be scared to take anything. Just make sure you research and know everything about the medication you are on because some of them can cause addiction.
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   Posted 4/15/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I've been taking a supplement called Wobenzyn, which has helped greatly with my joint pain, also see my post TIC TOX, I think its important to get the word out on this remedy. Its helped me tremendously!
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