Useful Websites for Chronic Pain
The Pain Tool Kit is a simple information booklet that provides patients with tips and skills to enable self management of chronic pain.
Adverse Effects of Strong Medication (Opioids) used for treating pain
Opioids are strong medicines that are used for treating moderate to severe pain. Examples include morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, co-codamol.
Opioids can be useful for treating acute short term injuries and cancer pain. However, they are not very good at treating long-term or persistent pain.
Studies suggest that risks to your health increase if you take opioids at high doses for a long period of time.
The following information leaflet will give you more detail in the risks associated with taking opioids.
Adverse effects of Opioids used for chronic pain
The Live Well with Pain website has some excellent patient resources which may help you manage your pain and explain the risks and benefits of opioid medication.