How Long is Too Long on Pain Meds?

One Dr. on this site said that most of his patients were off of their pain meds in 2-3 days post op. I am one week post op and my pain is still severe. In fact, I am about to ask my Dr. for a third refil on Vicodin. Could I be overdoing it? Thanks

Doctor Answers (1)

Pain meds after cosmetic surgery

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Your goal should be "tolerable discomfort" not "pain free."  Without knowing your situation or what you had done, you should probably begin to back off the narcotics now.


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