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When i was in hospital for 3 days, they gave me Ibuprofen, Paracetemol and 1 tablet of Oxycodone (Morphine derivative) every 4 hrs which relieved the pain. However when i came home i was only prescribed Ibuprofen and Co-Codamol. I took these every 4 hrs day and night, but found sleeping at night a problem and ended up on the sofa with a pillow under my leg and sleeping on my back.
After 2 weeks i asked the doctor for some other tablets and she prescribed Tramadol.
I tried these for 2weeks but they were making me feel lousy so i stopped taking them and just used the others. I persevered and once I started the Gym the pain became less
After about 4-5months i was only taking pain killers very rarely and was sleeping a lot better in my own bed. About last October i was managing to sleep on my side without pain during the night and stopped taking tablets altogether. Obviously playing sport again and Gym work your knee does ache at times and I get the odd twinge letting me know i am doing too much. I may then just take an ibuprofen tablet which seems to cure it.
I stay to people just be careful what you do and use your own common sense as your new knee will never be the same as before, but a lot better than you expect.
Good luck with the pain medication.
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