INFORMATION LINE 1300 85 85 84
February 16, 2017
Book a double (half hour) appointment with your doctor to make sure you have time to properly discuss your treatment. You could ask your doctor the below questions.
We have a problem in Australia with the over prescription of some medications, which is causing many of us unnecessary side effects including addiction and overdose. Medication overdoses are causing more deaths than the road toll.
Medication may be right for you in the short term, but there may be some risks. Research suggests medication shouldn’t be used regularly for very long (3 days for strong painkillers and 4 weeks for relaxants like Valium®) because it:
Studies show that regular exercise, physiotherapy, healthy eating, relaxation techniques and counselling may be beneficial in helping to manage your condition.