So I had an ALIF last Tuesday (the 14th) and have been taking 2-4mg of hydromorphone as needed ever since. Since the surgery I've barely had any pain and the medicine has seemed to work very well for me. But last evening, through the night, and this morning I've had awful pain and taken the full dose I was prescribed as soon as I'm allowed but it doesn't seem to give me any relief.
I'm calling the doctor today but they still don't open for a few more hours. I'm almost delirious with pain and I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions or has had this same issue before.
Is it possible for your body to "get used to" a drug in such a short time? Would it help to ask my doctor for a different narcotic?