Thread: pain post op
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Old 21-05-2012, 01:41 PM
CourtneyC CourtneyC is offline
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Default Re: pain post op

Its a tough one to gauge as everyone is different. I had spinal fusion T5-T12 9 weeks ago and I was on pain meds (endone, oxycontin and panadol) until week 5 and just oxy in week 6 when I weened off it. I found the withdrawals were the difficult part - experiencing night sweats and restlessness. I ended up having to go on sleeping tablets for a few nights as I just couldnt get any sleep! Definately keep in touch with your surgeon if you are unsure, as I made the mistake of trying to come off my medication much sooner than the 5 week mark (I tried at around 3 weeks when I ran out of a perscription) and experienced a lot of pain that I shouldn't have had to put up with!!

Good luck and rest up x
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