Lupus pain

  1. Your doctor prescribed acetaminophen to someone with kidney failure and on dialysis? I'm not so sure that's the best idea. Although rarely prescribed by rheumatologists it can be a very helpful medicine for pain, but it can also be prescribed as just hydrocodone without the acetaminophen. You may want to ask if it's OK for you to take with your kidney condition.

  2. That’s what I was thinking I’ve taken two and while in the hospital they gave it to me for my pain it’s like my hip hurts so bad but I’d rather not if it’s that’s dangerous . I asked the pharmacist if there are any interactions and she said the doctor would never ok it if he thought it was dangerous but I thought that was a lazy answer

  3. I have SLE & lupus nephritis and I use pain medication for management of my pain. You can absolutely use acetaminophen with kidney issues, however, my Rheumatologist does not allow ibuprofen or other NSAIDs which is fine anyway as I'm allergic to all other NSAIDs. Pain management is commonly prescribed by rheumatologists for lupus pain and other autoimmune diseases. If a patient needs higher doses than the rheumy is comfortable dosing, then they will refer to pain management.

  4. I take it instead of tramadol when the inflammation hits my chronic bursitis and squashed discs in a bad way but only for maybe two days. I've never had any smoking, drinking (but was a drinker) or other addictions and I think that should be a major consideration for anyone before taking opiates (not synthetics like tramadol). If you ever need to take a break from opiates just get an online Rx to prescribe LDN.

  5. My rheumatologist tried me on this when tramadol wasn’t helping cover the pain but personally I didn’t like it so I switched back to just tramadol and use it intermittently with Tylenol as needed. The Percocet or med you were prescribed made me restless. If you start I’d take with stool softener in conjunction bc these can cause constipation.

  6. I do but not for joint pain. I take it for pericarditis when it gets real bad. This medicine is a controlled narcotic meaning most doctors won’t prescribe it because of abuse/addiction factors. Belongs to a family of medicines called Opiates and you’ve definitely heard of heroin this is the Rx version of that but wayyy less strong. He probably prescribed it because your joint pain is quite severe like my pericarditis. Just be aware this medicine is dangerous so be safe

  7. That’s interesting. I don’t hear that prescribed often for chronic pain, it seems to be used primarily for short term purposes. The only way to know why he chose it is to ask. He may be of a different philosophy than others regarding pain management (not necessarily a bad thing) or perhaps your joint paint is impacting your quality of life severely enough that he feels the benefits outweigh the possible issues? I’d say to ask! I’m curious what you learn - doctors went from throwing pills at people a few years ago to looking at you like a maniac for mentioning a need for pain relief.

  8. I asked my rheumatologist about pain killers and he said to ask urgent care and that’s what they prescribed me but I googled everything like a mad man bc I take so many meds and I’m like did the doctor even check if these mix ?!

  9. It’s interesting that you mentioned how it’s used primarily for short term purposes because I’ve always been prescribed narcotics for chronic pain and was told I would more than likely have to take them for the rest of my life. Each time I moved to a different state (3 in total) every doctor agreed that it was best for me to take narcotics to control the pain. Maybe this is what’s happening to OP?? The doctors all agreed that it’s less dangerous than taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen daily and having it mess up my liver, kidneys, and causing stomach ulcers like it’s done in the past. If OP has kidney problems then perhaps the doctors prefer for them to be on narcotics (the ones without either ibuprofen or acetaminophen), so that it’s less dangerous albeit addictive.

  10. That was the first controlled substance I was prescribed for fibro and joint pain. After they realized I can’t take acetaminophen due to my liver and kidneys, they gave me the version that’s only hydrocodone. It helped a lot, but I recommend taking as little as possible. Even if they allow you to take it twice a day, if you only need it once that day then only take it once. It’s not like Plaquenil where you have to take every dose. I know you probably already know this, but I’m mentioning it just in case.

  11. Primary doc just started me on this, it’s been difficult to find a doc willing to work with me on pain management. I am currently prescribed 3 of the 5/325 daily. Like others have said, don’t take all of it if you’re feeling like you’re not at that level of pain, there are definitely days I don’t take it or days I only take 1. Do you feel like it works for you?

  12. Yes I do, only thing I will take and that actually works. It is much safer than the Gabapentin or Lyrica they try to push on many. Those both have horrible side effects and hard to get off of.

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