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Old 03-07-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Just before Christmas, my mom was taking the dog out. She fell in the mud on her butt. The pain was bad enough that she felt like she needed a cane. She was taking Aleve for the pain. In January she was taking it a little bit more than she should have for headaches and the leg pain. It backfired on her and she had to go to immediate care. They told her that she had an inflamed stomach. Now she cannot take Aleve because of her stomach. She's taking a little bit of Tylenol and using Active On. She cannot sleep at night because of it. What should she do for it?

 
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Re: leg pain

I am not an expert in this but I would imagine that if she has been diagnosed with damage to her disc's and could get to see a doctor who has an understanding in pain management she might be able to use a patch which would bypass her stomach all together. But I think she would possibly need to see a specialist and have some tests done, a CT scan and possibly a MRI to see what is causing the pain before they will give her anything strong. Especially with the stomach problems. That makes it difficult but not impossible to treat. I hope she can find some help to relieve some of her pain. Allan

 
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Re: leg pain

It might be a good idea for her to discuss this with her pharmacist. If she is still able to use over the counter types of meds, some are enteric coated for that very purpose so as not to irritate the tummy. Also the pharmacist would let her know what meds she may be able to take with crackers or some small abount of food. I know people think I'm crazy, but chocolate really helps my stomach when I have to take my full amount of bt meds for the day. I advice her to talk to the pharmacist about this issue

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Bullymom,

NOW that's a new one! Just think of all the chocolate I could consume and just tell the family I need it for my back... hmmmmmmmm there's a plan! LOL...

 
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she cannot take Aleve because of her stomach. She's taking a little bit of Tylenol and using Active On. She cannot sleep at night because of it. What should she do for it?
What should she do for it? pretty simple. She MUST do an MRI. I have this feeling that there is something wrong with her disks - could be bulging disks.

How do I know?. You know, if she cannot sleep, like I do(cause of pain caused by 2 bulging disks on my neck)then it's nothing to be taken LIGHTLY.

Once they find out what's the problem(either it's back or neck problem, could be neck pain by the way if it affects her sleep that much) then doctors decide what to do and what meds she needs to take.
I tell you now that Oxycontin/Percocet are the only meds that help chronic pain like she's having.

Tell your mom I feel her pain and I'm really sory.

 
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Bullymom,

NOW that's a new one! Just think of all the chocolate I could consume and just tell the family I need it for my back... hmmmmmmmm there's a plan! LOL...
That's how we used to get used to get our dog to eat her medicine until she figured put how to suck on the candy until just the pill was left and she could spit it out... from then on we had to powder it into her food.

So forgive any slips of the tongue if I mistakenly call you Fluffy....

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