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How long did you have to take your pain meds for?

  • Nina105
  • 7 months ago

I know this varies from person to person but on average, how long should I expect to be needing them? I am 2 days PO and as soon as they wear off ( usually 6-8 hours after Ive taken them) I start feeling great pain again.For you, when did the pain become bearable to deal without the hard painkillers (percocet, etc...)My other question is, being my day two, I don't think my drains are filling up enough. Is that bad? Last night I had maybe 18 on one and 17 on the other (that's 12 hour period) Sorry for all the questions, this is all so new to me! So glad I've found this community :-)

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I was off them and on advil in 10 days. Don't get off them too early but try to wean off when you can. The longer you are on the the more issues you can have. I didn't have much in my drains either. I think the most I had was in a 12 hour period the 2nd day was 30 then went down by then and was putting out almost nothing by the 11th day when I had them out,
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Thanks Jennay! I'm happy to report that today is my 5th day PO and last time I took percocet was last night. Today I have only been taking my antibiotics! I hope this is it but I won't suffer through if I get more pain in the next few days/weeks. So all the ladies that are worried about the pain- it does get better! P.S. Still very minimum output so the Doc today said I might be ready to take the drains off on Friday. Yay!!! So excited!
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Hello Nina105, for the 1-2 weeks you'll be taking your pain meds pretty much every 4 hours (except maybe longer duration through the night). After week 2 I only needed them if I was going out shopping or every now and then. By week 3 I was off them completely. I never had much in my drains either and didn't need them after day 4.
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Thank you Flowerbell! It is reassuring to hear other people didn't have much in the drains either :-) As far as the pain meds, I guess I have to be patient and wait- I was really hoping to start driving again soon, lol. Thanks!!!
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Hi Nina, I started driving at 10 days PO but only very short distances.
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