OK to combine Opiate medications?
Hi all, I have a pain management doctor who I find is wonderful. He has me on 3 medications for sever pain from RSD. I take Cymbalta and two opiates, Nucynta which is Tapendatol and Hysingla which is extended release Hydrocodone. I also take a botanical called Kratom which acts on the opioid receptors. I am being told by friend that taking multiple opiates and or opiate like botanicals is a waste because they will all cancel each other out fighting for the same receptors. I have also read, that taking different ones can help cover more ground. Which is it, I can't find solid info on this. Anyone know? Thanks! Rich