Chronic Pain Support Group
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Medicines for Pain
The medication that you have been prescribed is for a reason!
If you feel that your medication is not helping with your condition, it is important
you contact your Doctor.
Various types of medicines are prescribed for pain management.
BUT PLEASE REMEMBER, everyone's pain is different, so what works for you may not
work for someone else.
Some medicines may take several weeks to have any effect on your pain, but if you
have any bad side effects it is also imperative you contact your Doctor.
For more information about your medicines- ask your local pharmacist first, they
will often be able to answer any questions.
Beware of searching web sites about your medicine side effects, as often, people
that post negative effects, are the rarity other than the norm! But if you feel the
need for further information-
If you can’t find it there, Google search it.
Dr. Chris Barker has kindly put together some “layman's” terms information about
the common types of medicines used for pain management.
Please click below for more details-