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Living with RA (and other painful diseases) and pain management in...

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Four weeks ago I saw my GP for my opioid scripts (Targin and oxynorm) and she was determined to taper me off my opioid...

Rheumatoid Arthritis, my GP and the opioid crisis

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis, degenerative disease and the opioid crisis

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

Opioid Hysteria and a pain management doctors point of view

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

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

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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 treatment plan briefly. ...