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When I was recovering from my TKR my doctor changed my tablets to Dihydrocodeine - these put me to sleep for approx 16 out of 24hrs. I lost my knee bend and was put forward for an MUA which happening Mon 23/5 (7 wks TKR post op) . Before leaving hospital I was told I would be having intensive PT and yesterday had hydrotherapy before leaving hospital which gave me amazing results. I have been changed to Tramadol and paracetamol. I have taken 3 doses x Tramadol in the last 16hrs. I have not taken my 4.30pm dose because like the other drug this is knocking me out! I did my exercises this morning and had to go to bed after my 12.30 dose my head was so heavy. I slept till 3.30pm, shook myself awake and came downstairs, only to fall asleep on the floor while exercising until 5.30pm!. I cannot bend my knee onto the stair to do the lunges without the painkillers.
Has anyone else experienced this intolerance to the drugs which will enable me to do my exercises?
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