Treating Pain: what works for you?

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Pearl

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Friend having occasional pain (pretty severe - sudden and intermittent, it comes and goes). How do you treat or handle this? Experiences please. Thank you.
 

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My husband uses Ibruprofen at a fairly high dose (600-800 mg) as needed, usually about 2x a day. He tried also darvocet and tylenol w/ codeine but they have neg side effects and we only use very rarely as a last resort.
Beth
 

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Thank you for your response.

After searching the net, I came across this pdf file which might be helpful to others - it is a write up of symptom management that is intended for healthcare workers who treat ALS patients.

http://www.mywhatever.com/cifwriter/content/41/downloads/als_appendix_d.pdf

There is a section on page 51 of the document for pain management.
It is noted that codeine should not be used because it can be constipating and it also has psychotomimetic effects.
 

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FEDERAL WAY
on really poor days

I READ. A novel if inclined but if im troubled the Bible. I just leave for now and ck in as things occur.

may seem strange but with body aches, cant eat, drug is just not behaving.....enter your own escape
 
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