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My husband is still in the hospital

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,899
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Chronic Pain
after a very bad car accident and he is slowly being weaned off of the strong amounts of medications. Will you please give me ideas on what works to ease the pain once he is home?

This is all very new to us.

Thank you.

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  • You should talk to your doctor about what pain medicines your husband should go on next after he is weaned off the stronger ones....without knowing what your husband is on now it would be kind of hard to give you a answer....
  • Thank you for your response, I was just wondering what we could do in addition to the medication that they give him. They want him to use his pain as a guide for rehab so that he does not injure himself further...He needs surgery but is not able to have it because the doctors feel that the risks are very high for him.
  • It really is good to let your body be your guide. Another words, if it hurts don't do it. It would be hard to mention specific things that may help because we are not sure of what his limitations are. For inflammation ice 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off work very well. Some people respond better to heat. The body is really good at telling you what it needs. For instance, nobody ever told me to put a pillow under my knees to be comfortable laying down but I instinctively knew to do it. This may be what the doc is trying to tell your husband. The pain will let him know what he should not do. He may need to rely heavily on the milder meds until he heals up some. I hope this makes sense. Please keep us posted and feel free to ask any questions and we will do our best to answer.
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