Medical science is a great thing when is it working well. So if you break a bone, doctors are very good at splinting it (or covering you with plaster to stop you moving around too much) and waiting for it to knit back together again. The mechanics of how to handle this situation are well understood. But if you ask doctors about why it hurts, no-one can really explain how the pain system works. The word ‘pain’ comes from the Greek for penalty, for the record. Pain is a form of punishment for your body failing. As to the respiratory system, there are nerve endings all over your body and when a stimulus passes a threshold, this is interpreted as pain. Under normal circumstances, the pain will be localized, I.e. there will be pressure or an injury that triggers the sensation. But there is also ‘referred pain’ which is where pain from a portion of the body is felt in another part, e.g. pain from the gallbladder is often felt in the right shoulder because the nerves are disseminated by the same root in the spinal column. This is confusing when it is a question of diagnosis.
When the stimulus generates the pain message, it is forwarded to the brain. This depends on the neurotransmitters, yet it is not yet certain how everything works together. One thing is clear. Pain is pain, and it doesn’t matter whether it is classified as acute or chronic, I.e. short-term or that may last a long time. The real difference is that the reason for acute pain is often clear, e.g. you broke a bone, so you know it will heal. But the causes of chronic pain can only be clearly identified. Nevertheless there are still a number of approaches to address the problem. There are drugs from the pharmaceutical companies. You start with aspirin for the least serious pain and work up to the seriously powerful opiates that will knock you out and kill all but the most serious of pain sensations. The majority of the drugs come in a pill or capsule, however, there are also topical creams you can rub on to the affected parts of your body and, in the most extreme cases, there are injectable versions that deliver the drugs close to the point where they’ll do the most good.
Relief what can i take for arthritis pain while pregnant
Holding the middle ground is tramadol. This is a opioid, I.e. it has the same general effect as an opiate, but is synthetic rather than produced from a natural substance. This drug is now the first response used by doctors for moderate to severe pain. It’s not completely clear how or why it works on the understanding that it affects the concentrations of neurotransmitters. The brain therefore becomes less mindful of the pain. This gives relief and, if the pain is acute, you have greater peace while the reason for the pain is treated and heals. Tramadol is equally effective but there are two issues, for chronic pain. The first is you shouldn’t take too high a dosage over too long a time. This can be habit-forming. The second problem is psychological. The acute patient knows the pain will stop fairly soon. It is harder to keep a good quality of their lives if the pain is chronic.
QUESTION: Can you take hydrocodone while pregnant?I have juvenile rheumaoid arthritis and I'm 23 years old (i was diagnosed at the age of 2). I have been taking hydrocodne 10/325 for my arthritis pain for the past 8 months and before that I was taking hydrocodone 10/500. I switched to the 10/325 because it has less acethematphin (however you spell it) which is bad for your liver. I just took a pregnancy test and it is positive. I know I need to go to the doctor and I will be doing so ASAP, but i just wanted to see what kind of answers i get as far as taking hydrocodone while pregnant for one because of the pain I will still have and two because of the length of time i have been taking it I feel as though my body is dependent upon it and Im not sure yet how far along in my pregnancy I am. I have had former friends whose doctor prescribed hydrocodone while they were preganant. Please any feedback and/or shared experiences will be appreciated.
If your OB is okay with it, it's fine. Plenty of women take it for short-term relief of pain during pregnancy. I don't know why people think you cannot take meds that your OB prescribes for you….. I've taken care of pregnant women post-op with everything from gall bladder surgery to cardiac surgery during pregnancy and they're given morphine in the hospital and sent home with prescriptions for Darvocet, T3, Lortab, etc and it's fine.
ask ur doctor but I dont think so