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how can i tell if i have developed a tolerance to percocet?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It stops working as: well as it used to. Virtually anybody who takes opioid drugs on a regular basis will develop tolerance - it is part of the physical nature of the drug and its interaction with our receptors. This is why opioid should virtually NEVER be the only thing done for pain. Many other modalities, including physical treatments like heat, ultrasound, acupuncture, massage, TENS units etc should be used too

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