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26 MOST COMMONLY USED OPIOID MEDICATIONS

26 MOST COMMONLY USED OPIOID MEDICATIONS

The first opioid medication, morphine, was created in 1803. Since then, many different opioids have come onto the market. Some are also added to products made for more specific uses, such as treating a cough.

Currently in the United States, many opioid-only and opioid combination drugs are used to treat acute and chronic pain when other medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, aren’t strong enough. Certain types are also used in the treatment of opioid use… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Oxycodone without acetaminophen is great for BT Pain. I don’t use the one w Acetaminophen as it builds up and causes liver/ kidney problems if too much… read more

edited, originally posted 5 months ago

Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC)

Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC)

You probably already know that opioid use is accompanied by many side effects like sedation, nausea, and tolerance. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic, and they are used for varying degrees of pain.

But you may not know that one of the most common and troubling side effects with opioids is opioid-induced constipation; in fact, 40% to 80% of patients taking opioids over the long-term may suffer from this side effect.

Talking about constipation can be… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I have never had to deal with constipation when having to take opiods many times over the years. Part of it might be genetic; but, I eat a lot of fruit… read more

posted about 2 months ago

OPIOID MISUSE & ADDICTION

OPIOID MISUSE & ADDICTION

Also called: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Opioid Use Disorder.

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. Some opioids are made from the opium plant, and others are synthetic (man-made).

A doctor may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I am so sorry you feel like that. Again I am not sprouting anyone'ss horn. Nor have I referred to or called anyone an addict.

posted 5 months ago

OPIOID MISUSE & ADDICTION

OPIOID MISUSE & ADDICTION

Also called: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Opioid Use Disorder.

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. Some opioids are made from the opium plant, and others are synthetic (man-made).

A doctor may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was in he** for 3 months until one day I said no more. I stayed in bed all week except to drag myself in the shower and go to the doctor appointments.… read more

posted 5 months ago

Benefits And Risks Of Opioids For Chronic Pain...... Controversial Narcotic Pain Medications For Chronic Pain

Benefits And Risks Of Opioids For Chronic Pain...... Controversial Narcotic Pain Medications For Chronic Pain

If you're suffering from chronic pain and you've tried everything you could to relieve your pain, opioids (narcotics) may be a route you choose to take. While the use of these powerful painkillers (analgesics) for the long-term treatment of chronic pain is somewhat controversial, these drugs can be effective and safe when taken under close medical supervision. Here's what you should know before… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member,
Chris, I could function with a fentanyl patch...do my own house work, laundry without killing myself, walk my dog without… read more

posted 4 months ago

CDC Recommendations On Opioids For Chronic Pain (This Forwarded To Me From A Colleague).

CDC Recommendations On Opioids For Chronic Pain (This Forwarded To Me From A Colleague).

**** THIS IS NOT IN ANY WAY MY OPINION OR BELIEF. JUST SHARING INFORMATION****

We're facing a chronic pain epidemic in America. For decades, people suffering from chronic pain from fibromyalgia or other painful conditions have wondered, "When is the medical establishment going to pay real attention to us?" Now they are, but you might not like the result.

The CDC is advising doctors on how to treat chronic pain, and the… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I firmly believe the new laws are not fair to doctors or patients suffering with chronic pain.

posted 26 days ago

Types Of Opioids Used For Chronic Pain Relief

Types Of Opioids Used For Chronic Pain Relief

Opioids are a type of analgesic or medication used to control pain sensations. Because they are classified as narcotics, they are available by prescription only. Opioids work by attaching to certain receptors in the nervous system and changing the way the brain perceives and interprets pain. Opioids may be given in the following ways.

Intravenously: Small doses of opioids are injected, often via a pain pump, to provide short-term pain relief. IV opioids are commonly… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thank you @hurtinginIndiana for the excellent info! I'm on a combination that get me through the day but at night, the pain floods back in. My pain doc… read more

posted 4 months ago

Does Medical Marijuana Help Chronic Pain As Well Or Better Than Opioids ?

Does Medical Marijuana Help Chronic Pain As Well Or Better Than Opioids ?

Has anyone got off opioids using Medical Marijuana ?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I can't get pain pills so I use marajuana to ease the pain and it does work temperarily. It works within a few minutes and not only helps with pain but… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Non-Opioid Treatment

Non-Opioid Treatment

Millions of Americans are in pain. Some suffer from chronic headaches or back pain; others are recovering from surgery, sports injuries or accidents. Every year, millions of prescriptions are written for pain medications — many of them powerful opioids that can cause side effects.

But there are many non-opioid treatments available for pain, including prescription and over-the-counter aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen; nondrug remedies such as massages and acupuncture; and high-tech… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Be sure to get a hand written RX from your dr to have Incase you need ER ever.

posted 4 months ago

IS AN OPIOID REALLY THE BEST MEDICATION FOR MY PAIN?

IS AN OPIOID REALLY THE BEST MEDICATION FOR MY PAIN?

As physicians, many of their daily practices involve the administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose.

With such harrowing statistics, why take opioids in the… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

It is my pleasure. It is kinda like therapy for me.

posted 5 months ago