Pain meds ... How long is to long?
So my question is ... How long did you take pain meds?
from 308 to 165 `~ 5 years post op and still keeping it off!!
Proud military spouse and Mom to 4 amazing kids!!
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
Take the meds and heal well! I am a RN and totally don't feel like one should NOT suffer when they don't need to. you are not overtaking them at all...that is why they gave them to you.
I got 30 pils with one refill.
I went through 60 pils in 10 weeks ....usingthem as needed for the first 10 days about 1 per 4-6 hours (with a Benadryl to help me sleep) .
Then,at 6 weeks out, I had a business trip and got on a plan of taking 1 each night to help me sleep.
I think my husband thought I was going to turn into a pill junkie, but when they were gone, I didn't even notice.
Honestly, you had surgery for goodness sake. You are allowed to have pain meds. You could be taking up to 8 per day and be within your RX.
If you do want to cut back, you might think about 1/2 pill every 3-4 hours and see how you do.
12/09 and 6/11, 9 skin removal procedures with Dr. Sauceda in Monterrey Mexico
Revised to the Sleeve after losing 271 lbs with the LapBand.
on 5/15/12 5:13 am
Best of luck with your recovery. Congrats
Week #2. Spaced then out to 6 to 8 hours depending on how I felt.
Week #3. I was down to just one an hour before bed time to get through the night.
Once the bottle of 30 was gone, that was it, I did not ask for a refill.
That said - do what works for you. If you need them take them.
Consult Weight/ Surgery Weight/Current Weight/ Goal Weight, Reached 4/7/11!!
294 286.5 165.5 164
Full abdominoplasty & Breast Reduction/Lift - 4/9/12!
Even miracles take a little time. ~ Cinderella