Re: Problem with pain pills.
a real big help here would be if you could elaborate on just what "knee pain' equates to?is this from an injury type thing,or arthritis or what?
the thing is,really,the best thing for some specific types of knee pain is the anti inflammitories.they work the best on inflamation and structural/mechanical types of pain.in some cases,combining the the AIs with something like tylenol can kind of boost the effectiveness,either alternate them or even take them together for a small period of time.
there are many other options for knee pain treatment ,meds and modalities that do not in any way involve the use of any sort of narcotics.if your wife has problems(as many of us do) in taking things like advil due to the stomach irritation they can cause,there is a specific med that can be taken along with them that really helps tons in relieving that issue.i had to use it as my stomach reacts very badly to any or the anti inflammitories.wayy back when,after going thru treatment,the anti inflammitories were my only option for pain control,so I do know where your wife is coming from.
if you could actually explain just what is causing your wifes current knee pain issues it would really help alot in giving you the best advice and possible options to try and control her pain.There is also something called a TENS unit that I have to use on my knee for severe pain flair ups that just will not respond to anything but the tens.this would be a good option for her too.it works really well for me,much better than any narcotic ever could.please give a bit O info for us,K?marcia
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