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A 17-year-old male asked:

How can i get my doctor to prescribe me opiate pain relievers for pain relief? i really need them for lyme disease joint pain. i'm only 17 years old.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Opioids: There is nothing that you can do. What and how something is prescribed is based on many factors - your history, the examination, your age, your family structure/support, your level of function, the doctors comfort level etc....I would suggest you talk to the doctor
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Discuss with your: doctor. Most people with Lyme disease do nor require narcotic pain medications and narcotics are addicting especially at your young age. Treating the Lyme disease itself is the answer.
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Last updated Aug 2, 2014

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