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 Do these symptoms sound like anything?
I usually have headaches all day and everyone once in a while it feels like someones stabbing my head. I have a sore throat. My insides are sore and they burn sometimes. I get this throbbing ...

 Anyone else suffer with dysphagia or achalasia?
Just thought I would send out some love to those who suffer from these conditions, I would like to hear about your experiences as there isn't much advice out there....

 Me and my boyfriend did it last night and now my @ss is really sore how can I ease the pain ?

 Chronic Pain & Exercise.. How They Work Together?
I tend to have chronic pain... joints snapping, bones popping, etc. I sound old, but unfortunately it's just mainly because I haven't taken good care of my body. I want to try to rectify ...

 Is cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) muscle relaxer safe to take after the expiration date?
I have a bottle of Cyclobenzaprine that expired about a year ago? I pulled a muscle in my back and could really use one of these right about now, as I am in a tremendous amount of pain. But I don�...

 Acupuncture for IBS? Does it work?
I am 17 and I have IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome) which I am having a LOT of difficulty with and I have tried just about everything from seeing a gastroentoligist (a person who specializes in the ...

 injured SI joint?
i recently hurt my SI joint. it is not hurt very bad, but it hurts enough that i've missed a few games. how can i get better quickly?...

 My husband pushed my knee into my chest hard to relieve sciatica ,now knee extremely painful and tingles,why?
My husband pushed my knee hard into my chest to help relieve sciatica but ever since my knee has been very painful,I cannot even swim without it hurting and aqua aerobics where I waggled my leg in ...

 why do people in chronic pain have to feel ashamed and gulity for taking narcotics?
why are some people rude and judgemental about people with chronic pain to use narcotics (the dirty n word).Are they jelous,do they think they want a high and not pain controll?If some one is ...

 16 with lower back pain, how do i get rid of it?
I'm a 16 year old girl and im an athlete. I play basketball, and i didnt start to get this pain in my back until christmas 2007. I dont think this pain came from playing basketball during the ...

 I'm going swimming today! -- please answer!?
Im going swimming but i woke up with this awful cramping pain in my neck.. going through the right side of my neck to my shoulder, its painful when i move my head backwards or right -- anyone got ...

 When i breath in it feels like my heart aches..?
but its only temporary, and then its gone like that!
it happens to me once in awhile and to alot of friends i know, so what is it? itsnot too serious though or maybe it is?? >_<...

 Very severe headache?
I have had a headache for a few days now and I don't know why. It started friday night while i was at my gf house. I had to drive there and it is a long drive and highbeams were glaring in my ...

 Can you Help Me Please???
to cut my toenails, my back is hurting xxxx
Additional Details
Trucky my fanny pelmit is on *winks*...

 Are getting headaches normal? What about a headache everyday or so?
My boyfriend told me that's he's been getting headaches every day... what could be wrong? Thank you....

i don't know why but like this year started i been shaking when standing infront of the class reading... im not nervous also i don't take drugs...
also the same thing happens when i ...

 Sharp Head Pains?
For the past couple yearsevery so often maybe once or twice a month, I've been experiencing really sharp head pains sort of like someone taking an ice pick and stabbing me with it on the right ...

 Has anyone tried Tesco Paracetamol tablets?
I've got a headache, and some slight mild nerve pain and a pulled muscle on my bicep and shoulder.

Have you tried them? And do they work?

Thats all they have in my shop for ...

 Please help...?
i have headache for a long time...

especially in the right side of small brain....

is that side used for creativity or memory ?
what should i do ?...

 What can I do to relieve sunburn pain?

Prof Sam is Back
What is the difference between long and short acting drug?
Also if any could tell if the following drugs are long or short acting it would be greatly appreciated.

Darvocet A500

Jovi Freak
I dont know what these drugs are that you mentioned but you should speak to your GP.

I take 2 types of insulin, a short acting which I take 4x per day before each meal. It acts quicky which is why I need to eat once ive taken it and once it has done it's job (getting rid of blood sugar from the meal i've just eaten) its done with till my next meal

the other one is short long acting, I take this at bedtime and it works slowly over 24 hours.

Short acting drug work over a short period of time and start working right away. Long acting drugs are released over a period of time and take a little longer to start working.

Nevere heard of that

Be very careful because more than a couple of these medications are very dangerous. If you have any questions you should comtact your physician or local pharmacist.

Blues Man
I'm not sure on all of em but here I go from what I know from 6 years of pain mgmt. Lidoderm is long if it's a patch.
Darvocet=short & waste of $
Next 4 I know nothing about
Oxycodone+is a lot like Oxycontin+long
Ultram=short & wasted $
Ultracet= short
Hope this helps ya

Reva P
The difference is just wat is says - some are short acting, a few hours, and some are long acting - 8, 12 or even 24 hours.

Check the site I've noted below for information, in plain language, about any med. They have a link near the bottom of the page to Drugs A - Z.

One L MicheLe
Long and short acting drugs mean just that. Long last 12hours or more short usually last 4 to 6 hours. Your duragesic drug, also known as fentanyl last 3 days and it is a patch and very dangerous to tamper with, Oxycontin last twelve also very dangerous if you do not take it as prescribed, oxycodone last 4 to 6 hours and dangerous too. Vicodin, percocet, are short. I am not to sure about some of the others because I never had to take them yet. Most of these drugs are for mild to severe chronic pain and are addicting. I just am wondering why you need to know. These are dangerous and have caused deaths in those who abuse them so don't be stupid. If you need more info check on line, there's plenty of info there that can tell you all about them. Be good.

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