Pain Med Question

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Hi All!

So I'm wondering how often you all took your pain meds I was given  Oxycodone .5 mg. 4 to 6 hours / and Tylenol 1000 mg 2 x's a day. I have plenty of Tylenol but the Oxyi I am out of already. BTW I am 10 days out of surgery for torn ligaments and something else, I can' t remember!  

I still feel I need the Oxyi 2 x's a day to take the pain away.. when did you guys stop taking your stronger meds?

Thanks in advance! 

Rose

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    Hi Rose,

    I had an ORIF broken fibula, dislocated ankle and torn ligaments in my left ankle which happened on July 13th of this year.

    I was prescribed T3's and .5mg of Morphine.  I had three surgeries on my ankle over two and a half months and I only used the morphine until the worst of the pain went away and after the second surgery.  I was uncomfortable to continue using it and just used the T3's and then dropped down to extra strength tylenol after that.

    It's a personal thing because everyone's pain tolerance is different but I didn't want to continue relying on the heavier meds if I didn't absolutely need them.  

    Your body will let you know when you don't need the harder ones anymore.

    Safe and quick recovery to you smile

    Deb

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      Thanks Deb! Like I replied to the others, I was a bit scared to be left with out it ! Sounds silly but I have never been through this so was taking precautions . 

      I hope your on the mend and feeling much better! 

      Rose

       

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    Hi Rose, 

    I fell in July and suffered an open fracture to my left ankle. I had surgery three weeks later to repair the  severe breaks and 2 torn tendons. I  stopped the prescribed opiates on day 6 and took Tylenol until I was re-hospitalized for an severe infection two weeks later. I had two additional procedures and received IV pain meds for three days.  I took maybe three of the opioids when discharged from the hospital so I could sleep at night and then Tylenol 500 milligrams two times a day for several weeks. 

    I can tolerate pain pretty well and I run a drug rehabilitation center, so I tend to be extremely cautious about taking any type of pain medications as I seen it destroy lives. 

    Having said this, I could not have coped at all if I hadn’t taken meds right after the operations. I have several plates and screws  and had 18 or more stitches at the time. I am now in therapy and relearning to walk.  

    I hope you have a good recovery. Please talk with your doctor about your concerns and let he or she know if you have anyone in your family who has addiction issues or if you have had any in the past. You don’t heal well if you are in pain but these meds can be very addictive. 

    Karen 

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      Hi Karen, 

      Thanks for the response.  I stopped taking them as of yesterday. I like that they let me sleep but with out it last night I was fine. So I won't be asking for anymore . My pain is manageable with the 500 mg of Tylenol.  I think I scared my self silly in fear of the "what ifs"  I don't have it and I'm still not ok. But all is ok! 

      I hope your recovery went well.

      Rose

       

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      Rose, 

      It sounds like you are doing well and I’m so glad you could rest without too much pain. The screws and plates hurt when it rains and when I walk for a while, but I am learning to walk again properly and I am very thankful. 

      Karen 

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    When you run out you are done.  I took mine for two days post surgery and then went to 680 mg of Tylenol 
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      You are a hero Paul! You must have a big threshold to pain. That is great! I'm all done with mine too.  just was a bit nervous for a bit there. 

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