PAlady, just chiming in with everyone else to say thanks, great article. When I first was given pain meds, I had multiple problems and at one time or another was given prescriptions for pain meds from different docs. I knew enough that if I was going to be on them long term, I needed one doc to prescribe them for me. I approached my primary and asked if he would be my only prescribing doc and the first question he asked me was I not worried about becoming addicted and I said compared to the pain that was the least of my problems.
I just don't get it, if the percentage of true cp patients becoming addicted is only 1-3 %, why are we all treated as if it was 75-80%.
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