If you are in pain, should you be worried if your doctor prescribes pain killing opioids? If you are in pain, perhaps after surgery or trauma the answer is NO!
They are appropriate but their dose should be reduced as your pain improves. If you feel you need opioids or if you are on them to manage cancer make sure you know as much as you can about the benefits and adverse reactions of these medications.
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