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Opioid stigma is keeping many cancer patients from getting the pain control they need

One individual wrote, “I have been made to feel like a criminal – from my doctor’s office…to the pharmacy worker who said very loudly to other patients in line that I was sure taking a lot of opioids. I was humiliated. I have been afraid to ask for pain relief as it seems like I am doing something wrong. During my cancer journey, I had to have a hysterectomy without pain relief…Hospitals feel they are opening the door to opiate abuses and my surgeon would not authorize pain medicine. I am terrified right now to ask for a refill on my pain medication.”

While the stigma from health care providers can affect cancer patients’ access to pain medications, it is the stigma from society that affects their use. Many writers indicated that they feared becoming addicts and worried about withdrawal symptoms. They also offered concerns about what use of high doses or multiple daily pain pills says about them.

These misperceptions aren’t alleviated by what patients are learning about opioids. Varied messaging about addiction and dependence from the media, government, and even health care providers seems to be leading to confusion and misunderstanding among cancer patients. Some of the Inspire writers said that health care providers had told them that cancer patients who need increasing doses are addicted; others wrote that their providers said they cannot become addicted because they “don’t get high.” Some providers say those who need increasing doses are addicted, while others say it means they are becoming tolerant or dependent on drugs. These contradictory views leave patients unsure, with many of them opting to live with pain rather than risk addiction.

is anyone on bladder control medication?

does it work? are there side effects? im only 19 and i always have to pee. i dont have an infection i went to the doctor.. i heard some people just have a small bladder and its ruining my life!


Maybe you should consider wearing an adult diaper? They can be found at your local pharmacy store. Some popular brands are Depends, Tena, Attends, Tranquility, Abi-inform, Mollicare, etc. You can wear them underneath a dress or skirt. No one will be able


Maybe you should consider wearing an adult diaper? They can be found at your local pharmacy store. Some popular brands are Depends, Tena, Attends, Tranquility, Abi-inform, Mollicare, etc. You can wear them underneath a dress or skirt. No one will be able

dog is losing bladder control. is there medication for problem?



I am sure there is, I would ask a vet to look at your dog to see just what action to take.


You didn't give too much detail here. How old is it?

Make sure it doesn't have a medical problem causing his bladder control problem. Maybe he needs to be on an antibiotic for a bladder infection. But, if it's an older dog, you may have