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Experience:  MBBS, MD, MCCM. Currently working in Critical Care Medicine with 10 year experience in Medicine
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I've been diagnosed with staph infection in my T9 disc on

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I've been diagnosed with staph infection in my T9 disc on top of T12 fractured disc following L4-5 fusion. Everything hurts. what pain med would you suggest in order to get sleep and not be crippled after a nap?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: chronic low back, T12 since auto accident in april 2016 staph discovered right before christmas
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: taking vancomycin therapy thru PICC at home, one functioning kidney, leg swelling unable to sleep as right hip goes to sleep and takes hjours tonsettle down
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 6 months ago.


Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Can i ask do you have any pain meds with you or are you looking for OTC solutions?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
tizanidine hcl 4mg x3
oxycodone acetaminophen 10-325 4-6 hrs
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
text is fine
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for the additional information,

You can use the oxycodone/acetaminophen right now and take ONLY half of tinazidine, meaning 2 mg. This should not cause you to suffer from a hang over when you wake up. However if after using tinazdine you do feel groggy or drowsy then subsititute tinazidine with OTC ibuprofen 600 -800 mg once. In addition you can use melatonin if falling asleep is difficult which should not cause you to feel groggy when you wake up.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 6 months ago.

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