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home:othertreatments:pain_medication [09.01.2019]
sallieq [Opioids]
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sallieq [Types of pain medications]
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   * **ketamine** – An anesthetic drug commonly used in Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. Reports suggested that Ketamine doesn'​t work very well at palliation, and it loses efficacy quickly as the months go by. Also, Ketamine may damage bladder function.(({{pubmed>​long:​21684556}}))   * **ketamine** – An anesthetic drug commonly used in Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. Reports suggested that Ketamine doesn'​t work very well at palliation, and it loses efficacy quickly as the months go by. Also, Ketamine may damage bladder function.(({{pubmed>​long:​21684556}}))
   * **morphine** – avoid if possible - shown to be immunosuppressive in a study(({{pubmed>​long:​9208156}}))   * **morphine** – avoid if possible - shown to be immunosuppressive in a study(({{pubmed>​long:​9208156}}))
-  * **naltrexone** – an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. Naltrexone ​would certainly appear ​to affect ​the ability of the MP to return the human immune system to full function again. Lymphocytes express opioid receptors, probably for a good reason. Even though that reason is not fully understood, it is not a good idea to block those opioid receptors (with naltrexone) if one expects to be able to return your immune system to normal.+  * **naltrexone** – an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. Naltrexone ​appears ​to negatively impact ​the ability of the MP to return the human immune system to full function again. Lymphocytes express opioid receptors, probably for a good reason. Even though that reason is not fully understood, it is not a good idea to block those opioid receptors (with naltrexone) if one expects to be able to return your immune system to normal.
  
  
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 ==== Opioids ==== ==== Opioids ====
  
-Temporary use of opioids are the preferred method of dealing with extreme pain in the MP cohort. ​+Temporary use of opioids are the preferred method of dealing with **extreme** pain in the MP cohort. ​
  
 An opioid is any agent that binds to opioid receptors, found principally in the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Opioids work to relieve pain in two ways. First, they attach to opioid receptors, which are specific proteins on the surface of cells in the brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract. These drugs interfere and stop the transmission of pain messages to the brain. Second, they work in the brain to alter the sensation of pain. These drugs do not take the pain away, but they do reduce and alter the patient’s perception of the pain. An opioid is any agent that binds to opioid receptors, found principally in the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Opioids work to relieve pain in two ways. First, they attach to opioid receptors, which are specific proteins on the surface of cells in the brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract. These drugs interfere and stop the transmission of pain messages to the brain. Second, they work in the brain to alter the sensation of pain. These drugs do not take the pain away, but they do reduce and alter the patient’s perception of the pain.
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