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Archive for June 2019

Afraid to take opioids after surgery?

Nervous about taking prescribed opioids after surgery? If you are about to have surgery, your doctor will give you have a plan to rest and recover afterwards. This plan might also include a prescription opioid to address pain after surgery. Many people are nervous about taking the prescription because they know the risks of building…

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Relieve Side Effects of Opioid Use

Brianna was a 40 year old who had chronic back pain. She had back surgery and was prescribed opioids to help with pain after. The surgery helped a bit, but she was still hurting. Her surgeon soon told her she needed to find a pain management doctor to continue her painkiller prescriptions. Two years later,…

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Facts About Opioids

In 2017, more than 244 million prescriptions were written and filled for opioids. WHAT ARE OPIOIDS? Opiates and opioids are medications used to relieve pain. They work by reducing the intensity of the pain signals sent to the brain. They also affect brain centers that deal with emotions and diminish the effect of painful stimuli.…

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What should I do if my doctor refuses to prescribe me pain meds?

Opioids—including morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl—are extremely effective for treating acute pain following surgery or a serious injury. However, it’s also true that they can be problematic when taken for long periods, because many patients develop tolerance to opioids. That means they need higher and higher doses to get pain relief and the higher doses…

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What if my doctor stops my prescription for pain meds?

Pain patients are being cut off from their drugs. Pain management doctors are refusing to fill their patients prescriptions and cutting them off cold turkey. WHY ARE DOCTORS CUTTING PATIENTS OFF OF THEIR LEGALLY PRESCRIBED DRUGS? Many people experience severe pain related to a surgery or from an injury. Patients who are suffering can be…

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After Your Last Pain Med Prescription

IT’S ALL TOO COMMON “Over the years I have worked with many patients detoxing from substances. They each have a unique story and everyone’s situation is very different. One patient in particular stands out in my mind from early in my career. She was a 62 year old who never drank or used a drug…

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My Doctor Stopped My Prescription for Pain Meds

Pain patients are being cut off from their drugs. Pain management doctors are refusing to fill their patients prescriptions and cutting them off cold turkey. Many people experience severe pain related to injury or surgery. Patients who are suffering can be prescribed a vast spectrum of pharmaceutical aids including hydrocodone, oxycodone, and hydromorphone (Morphine) by…

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