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Of those of you who have been through this surgery, or a similar surgery, what was/were your prescription med(s) for managing your pain during recovery? Also, did any of you notice a stubborn pain just in your sacrum area that just will not respond to ice, meds, rest? It's the most painful when I'm lying down, no matter the position; side, back, knees up. I also use my wedge pillows. And then, even log rolling myself to a sitting position is aggravating that area. Once I'm sitting or standing, it's minimized considerably but then, of course, I tire easily and do need to rest so I can't exactly be on my feet constantly just to avoid that pain. Plus, it's making sleeping not an easy task. Even in my deep sleep, I'm still hurting. I dream about it. (How sad. Haha)
I know this is a rough surgery and I'm sure the pain I'm describing is just stubborn inflammation but reassurance is always helpful.
The medications I'm on: Oxycodone Acetaminophen 7.5-325, every four hours as needed and Tizanidine 4mg, usually just taken at night because it really knocks me out. I am curious as to what others have been prescribed. On one hand I feel that I feel like my pain is not managed enough just to allow me to do gentle- restricted activities. On the other hand, I'm afraid of making myself look like a drug seeker. Honestly, I want to get away from this stuff as soon as possible but the reality is, I must have my pain controlled so that I am active and allowing myself to recover. I'm struggling with stubborn pain and with having no gauge as to what is "normal" to ask for anymore. (Especially since my insurance will not pay for more than 7 days at a time for a narcotic. And they only allow THOSE 7 covered days to occur twice in a 45 day period. Prior authorizations were denied, and appeals, and peer to peer. They will not budge. But...that's another issue. I we have to pay a bit more, we will just have to pay a bit more.)
I appreciate any thoughts on the matter, everyone. Not new to chronic pain but very new to this recovery. Thanks!
P.S. I am walking quite a bit, daily.
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