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I am 5 weeks post op from tkr. I have reached 110 rotation so far and I’m walking without assistance. The pain I feel is mostly muscle pain in my thigh and hip. I do have knee pain in PT of course.
I’ve been taking a regiment of Hydrocodone and Tylenol since surgery. I began with 6 Hydro per day and at week 4 began tapering down 1 pill every 3 days. Right now at week 5 I’m taking 2.5 Hydro and Tylenol. I get 1 muscle relax at night.
when should i expect to go off the Hydro completely. I hate the side effects of this drug but I want to get the most out of my PT. I just signed up for another month of PT. I’ve even been cutting the Hydro in half and taking Tylenol with that.
I’d love to hear others experience with tapering off pain pills. I have reacted with low mood, insomnia and body aches withdrawal symptoms so far even tapering off at 1@ pill every 3 days.
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