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What to do for the pain caused by osteo arthritis?

I have extreme Osteo Arthritis for last 5 yrs I have been on Methidone but was changed to Fentanyl patch 25mcg every 3 days plus hydromorphone all the above cause bad side effects and not helpin g with pain been on patch since Sept 9 what do you recommend I do?
Mon, 22 Jun 2015
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You have not mentioned your age which is very important in case of arthritis which is quite common in elderly people above 60 years of age. As per your history I will advice you to take some pain killer like ultracet or biozobid-plus only when pain is worse enough or disturbing your routine work. Apart from this you can take some calcium supplements like shalcal or toscal-gem once daily preferably in afternoon along with some multivitamins like metilda-forte or meganeuron-plus. You can do some physiotherapy exercises after an expert opinion of physiotherapist.
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What to do for the pain caused by osteo arthritis?

You have not mentioned your age which is very important in case of arthritis which is quite common in elderly people above 60 years of age. As per your history I will advice you to take some pain killer like ultracet or biozobid-plus only when pain is worse enough or disturbing your routine work. Apart from this you can take some calcium supplements like shalcal or toscal-gem once daily preferably in afternoon along with some multivitamins like metilda-forte or meganeuron-plus. You can do some physiotherapy exercises after an expert opinion of physiotherapist.