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Rheumatoid Arthritis, my GP and the opioid crisis

It’s 4am, and as usual, I’m awake.  Pain is a little less than usual because I took an extra targin before bed. ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis, degenerative disease and the opioid crisis

I take opioid pain relief every day.  Oxycodone to be exact, Targin (oxycodone and naloxone, currently 10mg morning and night) which is...

Opioid Hysteria and a pain management doctors point of view

Chronic pain patients are being punished by 'opioid hysteria' and governments laying blame on over-prescribing of prescription opioids, rather than on illicit...

Rheumatoid Arthritis – when you don’t agree with your doctor’s treatment...

You’re with your doctor discussing a symptom or a complication or some aspect of your health.  Your doctor makes a diagnosis and outlines a...

Dr Efficient and just like that she prescribed my opioids

And just as simple as that, Dr Efficient prescribed my oxycodone. I told her the last few days have been nothing short of torture...