I have been having a very rough time of it since I fell last week.
I injured my shoulder struggling to get up and am in a lot of pain. Both in my shoulder and back in my legs again.
I have had to cut out all my pain medication because it has been making my legs swell.
They swell up huge and feel just awful. Look and feel like they will burst. I can't wear my shoes either because my feet swell so bad too.
I have tried fluid pills to get the swelling down but no help at all!! I keep my legs elevated....even that does not help.
The only way I can get the swelling down is to cut out all pain meds.
I am going to ask my Doctor to change my pain meds if he will. He does not want to give me any pain meds period!!
To cut out all your pain medication is rough when you really need it so very bad but when it is doing you harm that's what you have to do!!
I do really well on the pain medication I am taking except for the swelling in my legs. I can't stand that.
I am on 15mg Ohycodone every 4 hours. Has anyone else had this problem with this pain medication??
Thanks for listening. Will let you know what my Doctor says today.