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"One more time to the emergency room, in the long run over on the morphine! that doesn't help either! It is a strong inflammation of the tendons, according to the doctor it doesn't hurt to paracetamol etc to swallow because my kidney function is good, while you read war damage everywhere the medication can make to the liver! I do not know more with the doctors today "

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It sounds like you went to the emergency room and they gave you morphine which did not help? Then the doctor said you could take paracetamol but that can be bad for your liver?

I have noticed recently that we're not supposed to take a lot of medicines because they are bad for our liver. But nearly everytime the doctor wants me to take a pain medication it is always something on the "no, no" list. I have come to the conclusion that there just isn't anything else. If we have to take an over the counter pain killer , I guess we should do so very mindfully and take the smallest amount we can get away with. Almost everything that goes into our mouths goes straight to the liver. It's tough working our way through this disease.

I'm not sure what sent you to the emergency room but I am sending up a prayer for you. Stay as well as you can.

Pam

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Hi 4pjx i have just come across message and would like to inform you of a drug that i am taken that the famous Dr Andrew Bathgate of the pbc foundation medical advisory board has allowed me to take as my normal Gp doctor wanted me to go on Tramadol for my painful joints and muscles and he said that he would rather i didn't take tramadol but if things were to unbearable only take short term but not to be taken on a regular basis. So my GP phone Dr Bathgate to ask if Gabapentin would be ok for me and he said yes this works on the nervous system and Lord knows i was so happy with the outcome it has taken 85% of the pain away and i am so grateful for it over the moon . So any of you pbcers that are suffering the constant burning muscle pain and very sore joints and you can no longer fight the battle of mind over matter Gabapentin is the way to go much sincere thoughts go out to all pbcers i hope life does get better for you much love shaza x

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