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Is it safe to use oxycodene for fibromyalgia treatment?

Feb 2014
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just wondering what your thoughts are on using Oxycodene for the treatment of Fibromylalgia ?
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.

Oxycodone are indeed helpful for relieving fibromyalgia pain. A recent study performed on long-acting opioids, including oxycodone, showed that fibromyalgia sufferers gained great relief from long-term use of opioids.

Too much use of oxycodone may cause tolerance and addiction. With careful management and support, your chances of becoming addicted to Oxycodone is actually very slim.

If you are in a lot of pain, record your symptoms and rank their severity on a scale of one to ten. This will help your doctor to understand how much pain you are actually experiencing so that appropriate use of this drug can be implemented.

Dr Saurabh Gupta.

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