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Unread 05-24-2010, 01:30 PM
Pain Meds

I forgot to ask this in my previous post. Does anyone know how long you're on pain medication after a TAH? I know that pain is different for everyone but just wondered. Thanks in advance and sorry for posting so much!
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Unread 05-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Re: Pain Meds

Hi HthrH

I don't yet know the answer to your question about pain meds, but what prompted me to reply right away was your apology for posting too much.

Never feel that way around here. If you have a concern, ask the question. There are so many people with the experience here to answer our questions.

Just wanted you to know that the support is here no matter how many questions and concerns you have!!!

Hugs,
Suzanne
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Unread 05-24-2010, 02:00 PM
Re: Pain Meds

FIRST Never be sorry for posting thats why where all here 2nd was on the pain meds for my tah for about a week and then acouple times at night b4 bed--best of luck
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Unread 05-24-2010, 02:48 PM
Re: Pain Meds

Hi!

I was one of the slower healers and I was on a combination of Vicodin and ibuprofen for 6 weeks following my hysterectomy. However, it was most likely due to a large hematoma in front of my abdominal wall (which wasn't diagnosed until I was 7 months post-op).

It seems like most are on prescription pain meds for 1-3 weeks following surgery, but as you have already said, everyone is different!

I'm sure some others will stop by and give their insight.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Re: Pain Meds

I had a TAH on the 26th of April. After leaving the hospital I didn't need any kind of pain pills. Surprised me, I was afraid I would be the patient lying in the hospital bed yelling for help with the pain. I did mention that to the doctor, so that might explain why I was in a room that they use for people that are contagious with something (two doors).
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Unread 05-24-2010, 04:58 PM
Re: Pain Meds

I was given Darvocet with Acetaminaphen and I used it about every 4 hours the first week post op and then just before bed the next week (total of 15 pills). During the day the second week I just took Naproxyn (Aleve) prescription strength. Now 4 weeks post op I only take an occasional Aleve. My worst pain occurred when getting out of bed, which of course gets better every day.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 05:30 PM
Re: Pain Meds



I am with Canadianlady's comment...Don't worry about posting too much..You can post as much as you want to get the needed support. We are all here to support each other. So go ahead and ask away.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 06:49 PM
Re: Pain Meds

I was sent home with vicodin but had a bad reaction to it after 1 pill so I switched to 800 mg motrin every 8 hrs with a Tylenol chaser at the 4 hour mark. By the 3rd week I was taking 200 mg occasionally. That continued till week 4 just for occasional incision tenderness (vertical incision).

Everyone is different. Just remember to stay on top of the discomfort and not let it get the best of you before you take something. Also I recommend keeping a written log of when you took something and when you are due to take it again. This really helped!
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Unread 05-24-2010, 08:00 PM
Re: Pain Meds

Thanks to everyone for your replies. I am so glad I found this website! I was actually in tears earlier today when I came across it because it's full of people who actually understand!
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