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ER doc, owner of the first licensed freestanding ER in Texas, golf addict, UTMB + TAMU, life member #NRA, #MAGA, Rule of Law.
18 Jul 19
Today I’m going to discuss an important and frequently misunderstood topic among physicians of all specialties, that of narcotic tolerance. A thread. #pain #chronicpain #tolerance 1/x
If someone is on chronic opioid therapy, they may present with conditions that require additional therapy. Whether it is a recent surgery, a flareup of their chronic condition, or a new injury, you should realize that despite their current medication regimen, 2/x
they may require additional therapy to relieve their pain. They have built up a tolerance to narcotics. This means they need more of the drug to obtain the same analgesic effect. 3/x
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