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Unread 11-13-2007, 05:13 PM
About medication....

I'm reading lots of posts about ladies and medication for swelling and inflammation, & it's got me a little concerned. When I got home from the castle, I took a Darvocet two nights in a row to sleep, but that's all the medication I've taken. Is this unusual? And my Doc never told me to take anything for swelling and inflammation. Is this something that I should be doing? I'm somewhat in pain, but I'm calling it "tolerable" because I had been dealing with bulging disc pain in my lower back and hips for around a year, and this pain is not too different in intensity. Sometimes I feel very little pain at all, but other times it "twangs." But if I should be taking something for the inflammation in order to heal better and more quickly......

Thanks for any answers and help.
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Unread 11-13-2007, 05:20 PM
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I was given a prescription for a pain killer (Percocet) and also 600 mg Ibuprofen (which is for the inflammation). I was told to take the Ibuprofen regularly until my follow up visit with the doctor.

If you're in pain, definitely check in with your doctor.
Unread 11-13-2007, 05:26 PM
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I took all of my pain meds--loratab 7.5 every 4-6 hours for about 10 days. I don't like any pain--even if it is tolerable. Now I have little if any pain at all and I'm two weeks post op.
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Unread 11-13-2007, 07:45 PM
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I was given Vicodin in the hospital and at home and also Celebrex (for inflammation - I'm allergic to Ibuprofen). If you feel like the pain is not too bad though, I think it is awesome to not take pain meds. As soon as I could, I stopped. Made me feel better to not be doped up.
Unread 11-13-2007, 08:52 PM
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I, also, was given darvacet for pain. I only took 2. I did take motrin for pain for awhile, but not too long.
Unread 11-14-2007, 05:44 AM
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I take an ibuprofin for swelling 3x a day as I can feel swelling and it is uncomfortable and feels like I could pop stitches inside.
I also take extra strength tylonol 3x a day pretty much all I need.
Today is 1 week
Unread 11-14-2007, 05:59 AM
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I was given Percocet when I left the hospital and told to take that alternated with 600mg advil as needed. I stopped the percocet after 2 days and took advil when I was in discomfort, usually after doing too much during the day.

I was never told to take anything "for inflammation", only pain.

I still take advil as needed but it's not too often.
Unread 11-14-2007, 06:47 AM
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Thanks guys! I guess we all have different journeys through this. Since I posted, I've been thinking that the fish oil I'm taking might be helping any inflammation from the surgery.

Well, my best to all sisters out there healing!!
Unread 11-15-2007, 12:05 PM
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I believe my fish oil supplements and mega vitamins that I've been on since before and after the surgery have really helped my healing!
Unread 11-15-2007, 12:36 PM
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worrytoomuch, I do too!! I'm realy amazed at how well I'm healing up. I was taking a multi, vitamin C, fish oil & a B vitamin complex before surgery (I stopped the fish oil a week before & then started back after surgery), but I've just added things in that are primarily for healing and reducing inflammation. In fact I just got my supplements in the mail a few minutes ago! Glad to hear from someone else that is really interested in supplementing what goes in your body!

Keep up the good healing!

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