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Pain medication for labor Overview BabyCenter

7/14/2014
03:32 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Pain medication for labor Overview BabyCenter

Find out what your options are for pain medications during labor, including epidural, spinal block, and systemic pain relief.

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Most moms-to-be in the United States choose some kind of pain medication (most commonly an epidural) to help them cope with labor. Some decide well before delivery day that they want pain medication, some ask for relief when they find that labor isn't what they imagined, and some opt for medication if nature throws them a curveball and they end up with a long or complicated labor. Keep in mind that the intensity of the discomfort during labor varies from woman to woman and birth to birth.

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"No woman can predict what sort of pain she'll have during labor or how she'll cope with it," says David Wlody, director of obstetric anesthesia at Long Island College Hospital in New York. "While some will manage very well with breathing and relaxation techniques, others will not. Try to keep an open mind about what your needs might be, and don't second-guess your decision after delivery.".

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DrugFacts Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

5/13/2014
01:24 | Author: Emily Peterson

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DrugFacts Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

The classes of prescription drugs most commonly abused are: opioid pain relievers, such as Vicodin or Oxycontin; stimulants for treating Attention Deficit.

For example, stimulants such as Ritalin achieve their effects by acting on the same neurotransmitter systems as cocaine. Opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin attach to the same cell receptors targeted by illegal opioids like heroin. Prescription depressants produce sedating or calming effects in the same manner as the club drugs GHB and rohypnol. And when taken in very high doses, dextromethorphan acts on the same cell receptors as PCP or ketamine, producing similar out-of-body experiences.

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Over 2 million people in the United States suffer from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers.

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DEA Restricts Narcotic Pain Drug Prescriptions - WSJ

3/12/2014
01:36 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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DEA Restricts Narcotic Pain Drug Prescriptions - WSJ

The move had been resisted by drug makers, wholesalers, drugstores and patients with pain. They said there were other ways to reduce.

The Obama administration moved Thursday to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S. in an attempt to curb widespread abuse.

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Drug-Free Remedies for Chronic Pain - AARP

11/21/2014
07:32 | Author: Alex Watson

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Drug-Free Remedies for Chronic Pain - AARP

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain without Drugs. A growing body of evidence suggests they help chronic pain sufferers.

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When she first began working with a physical therapist, Toussaint was so sensitive that the slightest touch caused her intense pain. So the therapist, sitting at Toussaint’s bedside, used guided imagery, a deep-relaxation method scientifically proven to reduce pain levels.

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In the early 1980s Cynthia Toussaint was a promising young dancer, close to snagging a role in the hit TV series Fame. But then she tore a hamstring in ballet class.

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Pain Management and Prescription Drugs Drug War Facts

9/20/2014
05:20 | Author: Alex Watson

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Pain Management and Prescription Drugs Drug War Facts

A chilling effect on the appropriate use of pain medicine, however, is not a public good. Recent research by members of the Law Enforcement Roundtable.

(Global Pain Growth Projection) "In the future, the global need for pain medicine will increase rapidly. In developed and developing countries, the world’s population is aging, resulting in an increase of the prevalence of chronic, painful conditions and cancer. By 2025, there will be 1.2 billion people over the age of 60, which is double the current estimate of 600 million.14 Future demand for such care is also expected to rise due to the dramatically expanding prevalence of HIV/AIDS in several parts of the world.

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