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Dealing With Pain

Consider asking your doctor the following questions when dealing with pain:

What types of medication(s) will counter my pain?
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What side effects should I expect of each drug? How long will they last?
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How should I take this medication? For instance on an empty stomach or with food?
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How will this medication interact with the other drugs I take?
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Would alternative medicine help, i.e., acupuncture or massage?
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How do I contact you if the pain gets worse?
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Any generic versions I can take?
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How long should I take the medicine?
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