Pain Management (cont.)
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Following a Treatment Plan
The best way to control your pain is to follow your treatment plan and give it time to work.
Some treatments may take a few days or weeks to improve your pain. You and your doctor can talk about how long you should stay on a medicine or other treatment.
It's very important to take your medicines exactly as your doctor prescribes. Following your doctor's advice will help you get the right amount of medicine with as few side effects as possible. It also will help you and your doctor know if a medicine is working for you.
Make sure to tell your doctor about any medicines or herbal supplements you take. Your other medicines and supplements could mix in a bad way with your pain medicines. This could keep the pain medicine from working as well as it could.
Don't wait for pain to get bad
Make the most of your pain medicines by following these rules:
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