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What should I do with extra pain killers from surgery?

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 more

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How do you treat pain killers to take after surgery?

How do you treat pain killers to take after surgery?

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 more

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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.

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

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Do I need pain killers for dental surgery?

Do I need pain killers for dental surgery?

Yes/no: Depends what is being done. Many times all you need is something like advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pain after surgeries: Pain is always expected after surgeries . But it would be better if you get in touch with the oral surgeon who performed the surgery as a follow up routine after surgeries ...Read more

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Does the anesthesia from surgery screw with your head along with pain killers?

Does the anesthesia from surgery screw with your head along with pain killers?

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 more

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Which post-surgery pain killers are safe to take while breastfeeding? How soon after surgery can breastfeeding resume?

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

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When surgery is necessary in chronic pancreatitis idiopathic my age is 19yrs taking supplement tablets and pain killers. ?

When surgery is necessary in chronic pancreatitis idiopathic my age is 19yrs taking supplement tablets and pain killers. ?

Yes, for the moment: The supplements are necessary to replace the pancreatic enzymes that are missing or decreased in pancreatitis. The pain medicines are a short term problem and will be tapered off after the surgery ...Read more

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Lumbar pain constantly for past 4 months after accident. Age 17. Taking pain killers and therapy. Limited activity & flexibility. Injections/surgery?

Lumbar pain constantly for past 4 months after accident. Age 17. Taking pain killers and therapy. Limited activity & flexibility. Injections/surgery?

Lumbar Pain: Being young and four month out from the accident, the next step is to get an mri. Once the etiology of the pain has been determined, then a course of action can be proposed - possible injections, surgery, or continued therapy.. ...Read more