One of the most common reasons for an appointment with our Practice Pharmacist is managing pain.
In particular, guidance on managing pain has changed.
If you answer 'yes' to any of those questions, it is likely that the opioid medication is not doing what it is supposed to and may be causing you harm.
The questionnaire using medications for persistent pain may help you to think about whether your medicines help.
If you have an appointment to discuss pain management medications, it's helpful to bring a completed copy of the questionnaire using medications for persistent pain, along with your pain diary, to your appointment.
Posted: 17 May 2023
Understanding and managing persistent or chronic pain is a common reason for consulting your Practice Pharmacist.
Here are some useful resources to aid understanding of how to manage your pain: