Main content

Are you worried about your use of painkillers?

There's been a big increase in the prescribing of strong opioid painkillers and GPs will receive new guidelines. Are you worried about your use of them? Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk

Doctors are prescribing ten million more strong opioid painkillers than they did ten years ago. The Department of Health and Social Care has asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, or NICE, to come up with new guidelines around these drugs for GPs. They've been asked to look at how to prescribe them safely, and crucially, how to help people who want to wean themselves off them.
We're asking do you worry about how you're using strong painkilers? Have you tried to cut them down? Have you attempted to wean yourself off them - and how hard was the process? Tell us your story, email youandyours@bbc.co.uk and leave a phone number.
Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Kev Core

Available now

40 minutes

Broadcast

Download You & Yours

Download You & Yours

Be in the know with the latest consumer stories, news and complaints with You & Yours.

Health

Health

A selection of the best health advice and discussions from You & Yours.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

From hanging wallpaper to takeaway apps, some of our favourite features about lifestyle.

How do I avoid being ripped off by a scam?

How do I avoid being ripped off by a scam?

Take a look at our BBC iWonder guide for useful advice on the latest frauds.