Gastric Cocktail for Pain Management

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   Posted 11/5/2006 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used the G-Cocktail for pain management.  I was giving the drug by my primary physician and it works wonderful.  My Gastro Dr is against me taking it.  I have no intention of giving it up.  But I am concerned about there being any side affects of the medicine.  From what I understand it is a mixture of lydocane, (sp) malox and some other anti acid medication.  It taste terrible but is so much better than taking pain pills and it is instant relief that lasts for hours if not all day.





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   Posted 11/5/2006 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sylvia
I am sorry you are in so much pain and that I can not help you in any way.. I am sure someone will come along that can..
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   Posted 11/7/2006 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard about this G-cocktail but don't know much about it. Is the pain in your stomach or chest? How long does this cocktail work before it wears off?

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   Posted 11/8/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
It lasts anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the pain and seems you can only take it once every 6 hours. It works miracles, but for such a short period that it can actually make you feel worse emotionally because you're just waiting for the other shoe to drop and the pain to start again. Still, sometimes it can give you the time you need to recollect your thoughts and regain your fighting spirit.

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   Posted 11/8/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It last a bit longer for me, nearly four hours. My prescription does indicated that I can repeat the dose in four hours. I am concerned about side affects. What does it do to the digestive system? I have both chest and stomach pain and it works for both.

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   Posted 12/5/2006 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi, I am  glad to hear somone else had a GI cocktail,  I had gone to ER for having chest pain for several days.  I have had GERD for several years now.  Maalox does nothing for my episodes. Have been on Prilosec but that takes weeks to help.  I am ok now but  I didn't know you could the cocktail  from your primary doctor.  My GI did not recommend it. Sure would be great to have it when the pain is almost unbearable. Beats going to ER  my heart is just fine.  Also have uc and in remission   Good luck tongue December

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   Posted 12/11/2006 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   

I had the Gi cocktail in the ER also.  It also lasted fairly long for me too.  What exactly is in it?    I have been on prevacid for many years now, I have tried nexium and some other meds and they don't seem to work anymore.  My old gastro kind of tuned me out when I told him I was dx'd with fibromyalgia and possibly lupus.  My family doc thinks it could be scleroderma.  Which I have been reading up on that and it's a good possibility.   But they found my esophagus is dilated.  So I had my first appt with the new gastro, but they won't do a colonoscopy until I get the ok by the pulmonary doc for it.  I had an endoscope by the old gastro doc and he said he saw esophagitis, but said he didn't need to see me again.  But my problems have gotten worse since I saw him in May.  I have pain and discomfort down into my stomach.  I tried malox too and that doesn't give me any relief. 

I saw the post about the cocktail and am wondering if I need to ask my doc about this.  I am just tired of feeling like I have acid all the time  now. even after taking the prevacid.  I have tried taking two a day, on in the morning and one at bedtime. Doesn't help.  I am feeling nauseated too now.

Could you leave me know exactly what to ask my GP for?  Is it called a GI cocktail?

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   Posted 12/16/2006 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Prevacid isn't working for me either.  I have had this reflux problem for a few months now and I"m sad when I hear that people have it for years with no relief.  My social life is completely on hold because of it and I'm hermetic.  I am too young (and single) for this to happen to me.  I hope that someone can tell me something that helped get rid of their symptoms.  I have a constant lump in my throat (it's a wad of acid) and I'm so tired of having such bad reflux...
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