Should I take painkillers before attending my appointment?

If possible, it is best not to make any changes to your medications around the time of starting treatment. You should continue to take any prescribed medications including painkillers and anti-inflammatories; this will not interfere with your treatment in any way. On the other hand, if you have been managing your complaint without the need for painkillers so far, there is no need to take them prior to your appointment. Treatment given will always be discussed with you and kept to a level that you are comfortable with.

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