Antidepressants

Antidepressants Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet .   Many people living with long-term pain (also known as chronic or persistent pain) are worried about using medicines like antidepressants. They might worry that the doctor thinks it’s ‘all in my
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Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is one of the most frequently used drugs to treat chronic pain. Dr Mick Serpell explains how amitriptyline works and gives reassurance about the side effects that you might experience, especially in the early stages
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Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; and opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information abou
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Airing Pain 110: Living with Cancer Pain

Living with a diagnosis, what palliative care entails, and non-pharmacological treatments. This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. According to Cancer Research UK, 50% of all people in England and Wales diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for ten years or more. This
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Airing Pain 108: Gender Differences

How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition.   This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it only our attitudes towards pain
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‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pre
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Transcript – Programme 15: Effective communication: patients and professionals

Better communication for doctors and patients and how to make the most of medical appointments.
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Transcript – Programme 16: Power over mind and body

Date of release: 26th April 2011 For a PDF of this transcript please click here. Getting mind and body working together on a pain management programme, and loosening up with hydrotherapy. Pain management programmes teach people with pain the strategies they need to live as full a life
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