More people are turning to complementary and alternative treatments in the form of vitamins and supplements. Before incorporating supplements into your daily routine, it is important to understand the facts first. Supplements take time to work, have side effects, can interact with medications and are to be taken as directed.
It's not unusual for people living with chronic pain to also be dealing with some depression and/or anxiety. But if you're taking an opioid like oxycodone for the pain and also taking an herbal supplement containing St. John's Wort, you may unknowingly be reducing the effectiveness of your pain medication. A small study in…