21 Truths About Chronic Pain Medication No One Talks About – The Mighty – By
The reports we see and read about prescription pain medication don’t always tell the full story. Information and opinions often focus on the “opioid epidemic,” leaving out the experiences of millions of people who use pain medication for serious illnesses and conditions. The side effects, stigma, and even effectiveness of chronic pain medications aren’t often a part of the public discussion surrounding these drugs.
We asked our Mighty community with chronic pain what no one talks about when it comes to pain medication — but should. To help people truly find relief from their pain and increase compassion and support for those who use pain medications, these challenges and concerns must be brought into the open.
Here’s what the community told us: