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A 33-year-old female asked:

Chronic pain not controlled. how do i talk to my new dr.about this? im on percocet nd morphine. morphine i don't like at all doesn't help.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Just ask!: But do beware that while we're more open to treating chronic pain, there's also been a backlash, more in some urban & rural areas regarding use of narcotics & opioids like Percocet & morphine. It's important for you to have an open discussion w/your physician. Find out what caused it. Consider physical therapy (again!), acupuncture, etc. Consider non-narcotic pain relief especially if neuropathic.
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Pain specialist: If your new physician is a pain management specialist he/she will understand your plight and offer various approaches to your pain. Drugs like Percocet are not necessarily the final answer.

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