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How do I tell my doctor I am weaning myself off of pain medication?

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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management
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In brief: Just tell him!

There are no reputable studies that show benefit from the long term use of opioids so it should please your doctor if you tell him you are weaning.
Ask for a consultation to a reputable pain management physician who may have alternative treatemnt options, and once you are off the pills, refuse offers of additional refills.

In brief: Just tell him!

There are no reputable studies that show benefit from the long term use of opioids so it should please your doctor if you tell him you are weaning.
Ask for a consultation to a reputable pain management physician who may have alternative treatemnt options, and once you are off the pills, refuse offers of additional refills.
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