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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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How long have you been taking opioid pain pills?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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Are you having any of the following side effects associated with opioid pain pills?

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What opioid pain pills are you taking? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Opioid-Induced Constipation

Top 10 Questions about Opioid-Induced Constipation

  1. What are opioid medications?
  2. Do opioid medications work well to treat my type of pain?
  3. What other pain relief options do I have?
  4. Why are you recommending opioid medications for my pain?
  5. Which side effects will decrease with time and which ones will persist?
  6. Are opioid medications habit-forming and will I need higher doses over time?
  7. What are the most common side effects of opioid medications?
  8. What strategies can I use to deal with the side effects of my opioid medication?
  9. What other treatments can help control chronic or severe pain?
  10. Are there specific types of exercises, such as core strengthening, stretching, or mind-body exercises, I should do to help chronic or severe pain?
  1. What are opioid medications?
  2. Do opioid medications work well to treat my type of pain?
  3. Do the benefits of opioid medications outweigh the risks in my case?
  4. What other pain relief options do I have?
  5. Why are you recommending opioid medications for my pain?
  6. What can I expect from my opioid medication and how long will it take to start working?
  7. How and when should I take my opioid medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  8. How long will I need to take my opioid medication?
  9. Which side effects will decrease with time and which ones will persist?
  10. Are opioid medications habit-forming and will I need higher doses over time?
  11. What should I do if my pain gets worse despite taking my opioid medication as directed?
  12. What are the most common side effects of opioid medications?
  13. What strategies can I use to deal with the side effects of my opioid medication?
  14. What drug interactions can make opioid medication side effects worse?
  15. What is the difference between dependence and addiction?
  16. What are the warning signs that I need to contact you or seek medical care right away?
  17. What is the best way to contact you?
  18. What other treatments can help control chronic or severe pain?
  19. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my pain and support my treatment?
  20. Are there specific types of exercises, such as core strengthening, stretching, or mind-body exercises, I should do to help chronic or severe pain?
  21. Are there activities I should avoid?
  22. Is surgery an option for treating my chronic or severe pain?
  23. Where can I find a support group for people with chronic or severe pain?

What to Discuss

Symptoms:

Medications:

What to Bring

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver's License or ID