It’s not an “Opioid” Crisis

Marcia Frost
4 min readMar 9, 2019

I suffer from a few different chronic illnesses that cause constant pain. I work with my internist and rheumatologist to control the pain. Although I have two opioid prescriptions, I normally do not take them. I don’t like the way the pills make me feel and avoid them until absolutely necessary.

Opioids come with a myriad of side effects, including stomach issues, brain fog, and malaise. I can see the difference in me just looking in the mirror. At times, I must adhere to those consequences and take a pill because I can’t stand the pain. It may be a flare one week that causes me to…

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Marcia Frost

A lifestyle journalist forced to slow down sports, travel, health, music & food coverage when chronic illness changed her life & career. Linktr.ee/MarciaFrost