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  • May 23, 2016, 01:49 PM
    mandy20
    Back surgery 5 weeks ago will doctor cut me off pain medication cold?
    After back surgery in April been getting 120 oxycodone 5mg can or will dr cut me off cold I'm still in pain
  • May 23, 2016, 02:10 PM
    Wondergirl
    Have you had any rehab yet? Have you seen the doctor for a follow-up exam?
  • May 23, 2016, 02:52 PM
    mandy20
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Have you had any rehab yet? Have you seen the doctor for a follow-up exam?

    No rehab as of yet,tomorrow will be second follow up
  • May 23, 2016, 03:25 PM
    Wondergirl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mandy20 View Post
    No rehab as of yet,tomorrow will be second follow up

    Then ask about the pain meds. AND be sure to ask how long the pain is supposed to last.
  • May 23, 2016, 03:25 PM
    mandy20
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Have you had any rehab yet? Have you seen the doctor for a follow-up exam?

    no rehab as of yet second follow tomorrow
  • May 23, 2016, 04:28 PM
    joypulv
    You need to make it clear that you are still in pain and in what ways. Make a list if you need to.
    Doctors are reluctant to hand out narcotics like candy, as well they should be. So you have to SAY that you are in pain.
    Promise to taper them off by cutting in half, and alternating with Tylenol and ibuprofin. It's a good plan anyway.

    I would try for some legal cannabis oil or candies, part THC, mostly CBD. Narcotics are just too problematic, and cannabis is SOOOO much more gentle and pleasant and non-addictive.
    If you are supposed to WALK a bit each day, do so! If it hurts, do it in tiny time amounts a few times a day.
    Follow the post-op instructions to a T.
  • May 23, 2016, 04:52 PM
    dontknownuthin
    I had very painful ankle reconstruction and do well with prescription ibuprofen. Not addictive at all. It seems that you should be getting off the narcotics.
  • May 23, 2016, 04:57 PM
    Fr_Chuck
    Can they, yes of course, if they feel you are becoming addicted or if they believe you are abusing your prescriptions.

    A question would be, why do you believe the doctor would cut you off.

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