Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

190 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What medication should I take for MVP symptoms?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Akhilesh Dubey

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1986

Answered : 2094 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 in General Health
Question: What kind of pain medication can I take for my MVP symptoms? I'm 50 years old and pretty healthy and active. I constantly get these sharp pins and needles sensations all the time. I'm not short of breath and nothing major going on as far as my health is concerned. I go to the gym and work out a lot and that alleviates the pins and needle sensation, but what can I take for this annoying little pinch of pain?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for your query to this forum,
Given your condition, a Beta blocker like propanolol can reduce extent and frequency of chest pain. Since this is a prescription drug, please see your physician for a prescription. Some time simple analgesic like paracetamol can be useful. You can take Tablet Tylenol 1 tablet every 6 hours with food to see if it helps.
Please continue to have active and healthy life style, and work out regularly to reduce such pain.
Hope this information helps you. if you have any further query, I will be happy to answer that.
Regards.

Dr. Akhilesh Dubey M.D.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Aparna Kohli
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 10 hours later
Thank you Dr. Dubey. I did not want to take any type of medication without knowing the side effects or dangers taking it period.

XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 3 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Thanks for the follow up.

If pain is mild and occasional, then Tylenol may be used. This is paracetamol and relatively safe analgesic. This is contraindicated in liver diseases.

If chest pain is continuous and troublesome then Beta blocker (Propanolol) is useful in MVP, which is given in low dose. This drug is contraindicated if you have Asthma or slow heart rate (Bradycardia).
The side effects of this drug are stomach upset, Insomnia, tiredness, stuffy nose etc. But it is not seen commonly with low dose.

You may require taking it for at least 1 month. That would allow to assess whether that it is beneficial or not. If it is suitable, it may be continued for long duration.

Hence you should see a Physician before you take this drug.

Hope this information helps, if you have any doubt, please feel free to ask, I will be available to help.

Regards.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Mohammed Kappan
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Analgesic

doctor1 MD

Hey there, I was just bathing my 4month daughter and as I was getting he out I slipped on the wet floor, causing her to go under for a moment and also unfortunately causing her to bump her head on the bath also. She has a red bump on her head, and is a little lethargic (although she is due to go to sleep as well) Should I keep her awake? or can she go to sleep while I monitor her closely? I have also given her panadol to help with the pain she may be feeling after the bump.

doctor1 MD

I accidentally gave my 8 month old ibuprofen two hours early. She is 17 lbs and I gave her 1.25 ml only four hours a part instead of 6. She has an ear infection and RSV and I thought I was giving her Tylenol the second time but instead gave her two doses of ibprofen. She fell asleep. Should I be worried?

doctor1 MD

my 6 year old daughter started running a fever (101) about 10:30 am. The fever has now risen to 103.4. I have given her 2 doses of children s tylenol. Should I go ahead and continue dosing her through the night (if temp is still high), or should I consider taking her to ER now.

doctor1 MD

Hi my daughter is nine months old and she has had a fever since yesterday, I gave her two doses of baby panadol but the temperature became worse over it was about 37.7, then this morning the temp went down after her bath and now its rising again, she is having adequate fluids and is not constipated, what do i do?

doctor1 MD

I am trying to find a pain management doctor for my daughter. The standard procedure in this area seems to be" 1. Give the patient enough pain medication to treat the pain. 2. Cut the pain medication in half My daughter has fibromyalgia ,...

doctor1 MD

my 7 year old has mild headaches at night, mild upset stomach and loss of appetite at night. she is fine during the day, but seems tired and mild upset stomach at night. any idea what the cause is?

doctor1 MD

what kind of pain medication would I take for rectal pain?