Understanding Opioids and Their Effects
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Feb 22, 2019 at 3:57pm
Methadone does work for pain, however it has not been shown to be effective for anxiety or depression. There are other non-opioid options for pain, such as physical therapy, other non-opioid medications and lifestyle changes. For more information on opioids, check out: https://www.mibluesperspectives.com/opioids101.
Feb 21, 2019 at 2:12pm
His methadone been proven to treat pain, anxiety and severe depression?
Jun 14, 2018 at 4:21pm
I feel for you, Diann. I see your side and agree that there needs to be a balance so people who really need these medications have access. I work in an emergency room (in a non-medical capacity) and see the change in how we treat pain. The opioid epidemic has put restrictions on prescribing these drugs and, I think, made some doctors think twice before prescribing them at all. They have to jump through more hoops to justify giving them out, which, to me says, more paperwork, more hassle. It's a frustrating situation that I'm hoping will be addressed in a bigger arena so people in your situation don't have to fight for pain relief.
Jun 11, 2018 at 6:00pm
It is so WRONG that the people who need to take these opiods are being punished for other people stupidity. I need to take nocor for severe pain due to back injuries and failed back surgery’s. I have seen many pain clinics Dr.’s that say there is nothing more they can do to help with my pain. But, I’m being punished.
Jan 3, 2018 at 3:53pm
Hi Wayne, It is possible to test positive for opioid medications when you haven’t been taking them, which is referred to as a false-positive. Urine drug screens can react to other substances, such as non-opioid medications or poppy seeds, leading to a false-positive. If needed, additional testing can be done to confirm the false-positive results. Hope this helps, Taylar