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What Should I Do With Extra Pain Killers From Surgery
It Depends: If you keep them, be sure to lock them up. Don't just leave them in your medicine cabinent where visitors, kids, cleaning people can get ahold of them. Don't flush them down the toliet which just pollutes the water supply. If you discard them in the solid waste stream (garbage), make them undesirable by putting them with coffee grounds, kitty litter, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask the doctors: Ask the doctors treating you, from the anesthesiologist to the surgeon, they are all more than capable of addressing your concerns. It is also something they want you to discuss with them because too much post operative pain may signal a problem they need to address. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As a result of the surgery I've just had, I've been on heavy pain killers for weeks now, at the moment I feel pain at my back any time I take them.
Increased pain: There is a condition discussed in pain management and more often in addiction and that is opioid induced hyperalgesia. This refers to the fact that in some people when opioids are increased or continued for a long period the body short circuits and the pain actually becomes worse instead of better ...Read more
I've had a surgery 2 days ago to expose a tooth and bring it down i've had my pain killers but the pain is very painful what do ido?
Yes: Leftover anesthesia and pain medications can make you feel weird, see things and just feel like you are not there. The anesthesia should wear off in a few hours, however the pain medications will still have effects until you stop using/needing them. If its a big issue, i would discuss with your surgeon or doctor to try something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which post-surgery pain killers are safe to take while breastfeeding? How soon after surgery can breastfeeding resume?
Post-op pain meds: Any prescriptive pain meds can be transmitted to the infant, so it is best to avoid if possible. Over the counter pain meds are also subject to transmission via breast milk, but since they are non-narcotic, have much less effects. Breast feeding can resume 12-24 hurs after most surgery, depending on the severity and length of the procedure. If possible, avoiding prescription medications is best. ...Read more
When surgery is necessary in chronic pancreatitis idiopathic my age is 19yrs taking supplement tablets and pain killers. ?
Lumbar pain constantly for past 4 months after accident. Age 17. Taking pain killers and therapy. Limited activity & flexibility. Injections/surgery?
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