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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HEALTH -

Re­view your pain­man­age­ment plan reg­u­larly. Find in­ter­ests and ac­tiv­i­ties you are able to do. If a med­i­ca­tion is pre­scribed tem­po­rar­ily for a spe­cific pur­pose, ask your doc­tor to pro­vide you with a pro­gramme for re­duc­ing and ceas­ing the med­i­ca­tion within a rea­son­able time. If you are pre­scribed opi­oid anal­gesics, ask if there are less ad­dic­tive op­tions. Non-steroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drugs (NSAIDs) should be used at the low­est pos­si­ble dose for the short­est pos­si­ble du­ra­tion be­cause of po­ten­tial side ef­fects.

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