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Pain that continues a month or more beyond the usual recovery period for an illness or injury or pain that goes on over months or years as a result of a chronic condition. It may be continuous or come and go.

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You have the right to have your report of pain taken seriously and be treated with dignity and respect by doctors, nurses, pharmacist and other healthcare professionals.
You have the right to have your pain throughly assessed and promptly treated.
You have the right to be informed by your doctor about what may be causing your pain, possible treatments, and the benefits, risk and cost of each.
You have the right to participate actively in decisions about how to manage yoru pain.
You have the right to have your pain reassessed regularly and your treatment adjusted if your pain has not been eased.
You have the right to be referred to a pain specialist if your pain presists.
You have the right to get clear and prompt answers to your questions, take time to make decisions, and refuse a paticular type of treatment if your choose.

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We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify. We subscribe to the HONcode principles. Verify here. provides information on accessing more than 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers' patient assistance programs. These programs usually offer a limited supply of free prescription medication to eligible patients.


When used right, oxycontin is a safe drug

Many people with moderate to severe pain, opioids are the most effective treatment available.  Tell your doctor that you are in pain, tell them where it hurts, describe what makes the pain better or worse.  Describe what your pain feels like.  Use very specific words such as: Sharp, Stabbing, Dull, Aching, Burning, Shocking, Tingling, Numb, Deep, Pressing, Shooting, Traveling.  Tell your doctor about past treatments for pain.  Tell them about current or past medication, massage, applied heat or cold, tried exercise or formal physical therapy or pool exercise.  Tell them what worked and what didn't.  You have the right to have your pain assessed and promptly treated. 


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Download Monthly Medication Chart

Monthly Pain Diary with Scale

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Have a pain story you would like to tell?  Have you had any help with massage or meditation or exercise?  Been treated bad by pharmacist or doctors?  Have you been called a "doctor shopper"?  Have anything to say, please write to us.

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This is a non funded site.  We do not ask for or accept any donations, this is here to assist people with chronic pain.  We do not collect any private information (please see our privacy & disclaimer page).  This site is not here to provide medical assistance. Please contact your doctor or call 911 if it's an emergency.  This site is for information and links only.
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