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Pain Meds

ZackZZack Posts: 269
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in Pain Medications
I don't have a problem with any kind of meds. My doctor has told me from the beginning that he would try his best to keep me comfortable, because pain control can help you recover faster and may reduce risks of developing complications after surgery. If your pain is well controlled, you will be better able to complete simple tasks such as walking.


  • Adequate pain control is key to full and speedy recovery. No med professional wants you to tough it out. It takes too much energy and effect your appetite etc etc.

    The flip side is knowing when it is time to back off the meds and doing it in a controlled and responsible manner.

    Good medical care is so important and so hard to find!!
  • be sure and listen to your doctor!! :H good luck with a complete and successful recovery.. your doctor will direct you when it is time to back off on your meds but in the meantime use them as directed and make yourself comfortable. there is no need to suffer!! all the best and stop by anytime!! Jenny :)
  • And remember that all pain meds have side effects, both short and long-term. Listening to your doctor is good, but in the end you are your own most important advocate. Keep meticulous records of what you are taking. Fill your meds at the same pharmacy and verify interactions with your pharmacist. You can also check online. Make sure you are clear on what dose you are taking, how much, and how often.

    Read all of the inserts of every medication you take. Know what you are putting in your body, as this is the only one you get, and it is under enough stress already!.

    Ask your pharmacist if any of your medications interact synergistically in terms of sedation. This is not just important in terms of things like driving or operating machinery, but can sometimes be fatal!

    Also remember that most opiods have acetaminophen in them, a medication also found in any other over the counter medications, and very dangerous if overdosed. Be very careful, check labels!

    Sometimes the level of medications they are giving some really young people concerns me. I hope people are being very careful.
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