Do you rely on drugs such as oxycodone or hydrocodone to help you get through your day without agonizing pain? Do you worry that these drugs may be placing your health at an unacceptable risk? Do you feel anxious or count the minutes until your next dosage of these pain relievers regardless of that risk?
What if someone told you that the opioids you’re taking for pain relief are actually making your arthritis worse? You’d probably want to listen to that person. Opioids like morphine and oxycodone alter your perception of pain. You might be “feeling no pain” when you take these pills, but it’s actually doing nothing to improve