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Suggest treatment for chronic pain and dizziness

I HAVE BEEN in chronic pain since Jan. I finally see a doctor 5/12 to schedule hip replacement surgery. There are some things in my lower back that will need surgery also after I get my hip fixed. My family doctor gave me a prescription for Fentanayl 75mcg/hr...It took the pain away but made me feel like a zombie, couldn t stay awake and was dizzy. I took the patch off yesterday and he had also given me some hydroco/apap 5-325mg pills. If I start taking the pills would the side effects not be so bad?
Sat, 29 Sep 2018
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Hello,

Consult a neurologist and get evaluated. As a first line of management you can take analgesics like Aceclofenac or Tramadol for pain relief.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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