Q: I’ve had severe back pain for over a year (after two unsuccessful surgeries), and now I’m afraid I might be getting hooked on my pain medicine. But I’m afraid to tell my doctor for fear he’ll take me off it. I need your prayers. — J.McF.
A: You should tell your doctor about this as soon as possible. She should be able to tell you if you are actually exhibiting signs of addiction. If you are, your doctor should also be able to prescribe a different pain killer and help you recover from the addiction. I hope you can find some relief from your pain soon.
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