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What is the strongest OTC pain killer?
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Does anyone know what the strongest OTC pain killer is? I am trying to cut down on my percocet and I am having break-through pain in between doses. I have been using my TENS unit a lot more than I usually do. I do not want to go any stronger with my pain meds. My spine doctor offered something stronger, but I refused. I have two bulging discs and sciatica, just FYI. I am supposed to get my epidural on the 22nd. I need something to carry me through until then for break-through pain. Thank you very much.
Posted on 06/28/10, 07:36 am
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Reply #1 - 06/28/10  10:29am
" Good luck to you. I have not found any OTC medication that has helped with my pain at all. I hope you have better luck. "
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Reply #2 - 06/28/10  4:58pm
" Leslie, tramadol is available on line w/o a prescription. I haven't ordered it myself. Google tramadol or ultram.

Good luck.

P "
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Reply #3 - 06/28/10  6:37pm
" How about trying prescription strengh motrin, 800 mg of Ibuprofin... "
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Reply #4 - 06/28/10  8:32pm
" excedrin and alleve, seem to work the best for me "
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Reply #5 - 06/28/10  10:45pm
" I forgot to mention Flector patches. They're really helpful
They aren't otc, but they are a transdermal nsaid (sp?) that work for me even though motrin & aleve do not.

P. "
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Reply #6 - 06/29/10  4:32am
" Thanks for the advice...I really appreciate it!!!
Love & Peace......Leslie "
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Reply #7 - 06/29/10  8:17am
" I have the same bulging discs tried allsorts of meds, now on Versatis 5% Lidnocaine Plasters. They are on for 12 hours then off for 12. They have made quite a difference. Along with meds they are good "
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Reply #8 - 09/08/10  6:55am
" The best otc pain reliever I have used and still do use is Excedrin. i also at times use generic aspirin. Before I was able to use pain meds I also used those 1.00 patches you can get at wal mart. They are hot but I put one on my neck/shoulder area and it provided relief for around 3 or 4 hours "
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Reply #9 - 09/10/10  10:40am
" Be careful that painkiller is strong addict i am recover from that now i am sober since last Oct 2009. "
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Reply #10 - 09/10/10  7:01pm
" Have you ever tried Extra Strength Midol? It isn't a cure all, but several men I know use it when they have severe back pain.

If you find something else that works, please share. "

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