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Anyone Had Exparel for the Pain Control?

  • Marykay
  • 1 year ago

My Dr. is going to inject me with Exparel for pain control.  She injects right into the abdomin before closing me up and it's a slow release pain medicine that lasts up to 72 hours and negates the need for a pain pump.

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Exparel is the best thing in the WORLD. I'm five days post-op Tummy Tuck (male) and paid $300 extra for Exparel injection. I experienced absolutely no pain all week....until it wore off at 10 a.m. this morning! Ouch! I thought....wow, I was glad to go 5 days with zero discomfort! I'm now taking painkillers but Exparel was a freaking "miracle drug" and if you are offered it I recommend it very, very highly.
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I just did a TT and my surgeon used exparel. I'm a huge wimp and I'm pretty sure I couldn't have made it without it. The bruising from the lipo hurt far more than the incisions.
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Had my surgery 3 days ago and pain has been very manageable. The nurse at surgery center told me patients with Experel seem to have much less pain. All is well here.
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Works great I think. Pain isn't non existent after surgery but I only took a few hydro morphone pills and was off them in 3 days and just using Tylenol regularly for about a week.
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Tucson - thanks for the feedback. My PS says it is a big help with the pain but it did add $300 to the surgery (I'm willing to pay just about anything for pain control). I checked out the Exparel website and it sounds like good stuff but really want to hear about any tt'ers that used it :)
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My PS injected me with it. It works. I believe mine worked longer than the 72 hours. I think it's still working because I am still numb from just above the naval & down. With the injection, I did take all my pain meds as prescribed. Good luck.
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I have not heard this one yet!
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Oh REALLY!!!!???? This is new news! I'm going to write that one down. Ummm really?
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