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Can anyone offer some advice? I had a TKR 5.5 weeks ago things are going really well. I’m planning on returning to work in three weeks and want to reduce my pain relief.
Following my op I was put on zomorph 2x 10mg capsules morning and night and 4 hourly paracetamol and ibruprofen. The zomorph was due to the severe pain following 4 previous knee ops and complications during surgery.
I went to the docs requesting to be weaned off the strong pain relief, he suggested codine 30mg 4 hourly with paracetamol. I spent a day on this and the pain went through the roof..... I feel shocking and my knee is so stiff it’s unbelievable. I was doing so very well and really don’t want to struggle in this level of pain but understand there will be withdrawals. Is this typical or not? Should I do a week of 1 10mg zomorph then switch to codine?? Your comments welcome.
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