22 Days After Lipo and in Severe Pain

I am 22 days out from abdominal, arms, and...

I am 22 days out from abdominal, arms, and inner/outer thigh lipo.

I am coming unglued from the nerve pain that has surfaced since the numbness wore off. By the end of the day, I am in tears because the pain is just wearing me down. Nothing seems to work to dim the pain....does anyone know of something that helps? I am doing epsom salts baths, lymphatic drainage massage and wearing my garment as instructed. I want to light that garment on fire! I am in so much pain in it/ and without it. I have tried Spanx for when I need to venture out to get groceries, but the heat here in Houston makes it so uncomfortable. The itching begins and it's all downhill from there.

I love my doctor but at this stage- yes,I regret it. The pain is worse than at the beginning.

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Wow, aren't we a group! I am 4 weeks post cellulaze to my thighs (front and back) and lipo to my saddlebags. And I am 3 1/2 weeks post op to lipo of stomach, flanks, and upper arms. I am so miserable I can hardly stand myself...My surgeon just got back from vacation and now has prescribed me Neurontin and some corticosterioids. They are helping minimally and sporatically. I live 4 1/2 hours from where I had surgery and I can hardly fathom the drive to see her...I can hardly be touched at all without yelping. Clothes hurt. I can't wear the compression at all. I have not been out of pain for a month. Needless to say, it has caused some problems for my fiancé as he is getting very resentful about not being able to touch me. I really want to know how long I'll have to endure this misery? Has anyone any idea how long it took them? I really want to write nasty letters to the websites who say a person is fine to go back to work in a couple days....what a lie:( Can anyone offer hope???
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I'm going through the same, I totally feel you. I cry most nights regretting it. I wish I would have done better research, i hate that every video I watch and my doctor told me it was only a matter of a weekend. And now he change his story
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Wow mimis I totally agree. "Oh yeah we will so the surgery Friday, and u will be back to work Monday or Tuesday and we can do u first post op checkup Wednesday. I could barely move for the first 10 days and when I went in to have bandages/tape removed I cried. My legs knees and hips were plum purple. I wish he would have been more upfront about the pain levels. I never dreamed it would be that painful.
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Try drinking Arnica teas. I hade BBL 10 days ago and 80% of my brucing in completely gone and my pain was gone within the first 2 days.
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I have been drinking Arnica teas and putting the gel on:(
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Where are you guys getting arnica tea?
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You can find it at any botanical store.
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I ordered from Amazon
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Your going to love it!
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You'll love it!
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I'm in so much pain at 5 days post op I just want to sleep. Whenever I stand up I'm so lightheaded. My hemo was 9.something when I left CIPLA after full lipo incl thighs and bbl. It's awful I want to cry
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Hey MIami I got a small hand massager/vibrator form bed bath and beyond
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Whats the name of it or brand , and how much?
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Can I ask, now that you are almost a year out are you better now? I'm experiencing what you had and I'm 3 months out, I'm praying it goes away!
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One of you asked why I chose ultrasound over laser. I chose out because ultrasound breaks fast up evenly whereas laser breaks it up underbelly and leaves heat in the body creating the extra discomfort. You hall more quickly with
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Hi so painful!, I'm sorry to hear you are ailing! I was crying too- till I started magnetic pulser treatments. Look for the machine online- it reduces swelling n helps with pain like you wouldn't believe! Five mins. Every hour no more no less- after a few days I was doing much better. I hope you try it because it really works! Mine rescued me! Give it some consideration, it's expensive yet very much worth it! Feel Better!
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Ali, where did you place the pulser? Just on your wrists or directly on the affected areas? Thanks!
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I have to bed honest at 21 days you do have extreme soreness and burning if you sit for a long time and then get up but it should go away; however laser lipo causes immense pain afterwards whereas ultrasound lipo does not. I had ultrasound lipo, actual suction, and had little pain.Was completely sore free at 4 weeks.
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Hi CSMITH9176! Wow! I can't get over that... The ultrasound lipo being less painful. If you don't mind my inquiry, what did you ultrasound lipo vs what you lipo'd with laser? I was wondering if certain areas of the body are just more vulnerable. Flanks, tummy and hips are supposedly very painful. That's what I did- but it was my first lipo and I found the procedure ok- but the recovery excruciating! I also find I'm still harboring lots of water- they fill you with. The strangest part, certain areas of my tummy have seemed to collapse in, sort of indent! I dunno if other belly areas will come down as fluid escapes body, or if its the ugly lumps n bumps some people say happen post lipo. Did you get this? Does it correct itself? Thanks for sharing... Be well! Feel better!
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Aligothurt! I went to nyc extremely high profile doc! He does just body work. He did procedure very little pain meds as vikadin makes me spin n nausea! That day numb from local mixed w water to dilute fat cells- procedure was ok til he struck what felt like my kidney! I finished the office wrkrs wanted me right out! Like no sleep n recover time- my pressure was extremely low & I was nauseas & dizzy! So dr advised them to let me rest. I got two hours then the boot- left leaking excessively! In days to follow around belly button burned n hurt. It cleared then my flanks n hip area was explosive with hot climbing pain! I have a backache- some swelling- deep red bruising around that kidney area. I need pain meds every four hrs. Tummy is sore- flanks n hips are murder! I sit n they feel splitting, ripping pain. Pain is deep, most times burning- as if I'm still cooking from laser in smart lipo! The exploding bursting stinging burn in flank & hip area is overwhelming. The dizziness and nausea from painkiller is awful too! It's day 6- and all forums advised it was two day recovery... What happened? I don't think I'm that weak- dr said I was strongest lady ever to take that surgery on half vikadin! I'm no medicine person! Could someone tell me when they think I could feel well enough to stop pain meds & rise from bed! I sure did hurt myself! If u have time and some patient people to care for u- that's the only way u should attempt this- smart lipo is extremely painful- even from a Central Park super renowned dr.!
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I am 3 weeks post op and I am miserable. I had lipo of the abdomen, flanks and back, a brazilian butt lift and lipo of the arms. I love my results. On the outside I feel like a bad bitch, but on the inside I just feel bad. Lol. I am in the stage where my nerves are repairing and my skin is shrinking so I am itching sooooo bad. I itch so bad I feel like an animal with fleas. I put lots and lots of oil on by skin but that doesn't work. I take showers and rub and that seems to help. I am also feeling this burning sensation that everyone is talking about. It's weird to because its so random. I feel so miserable, I thought that the surgery itself would be hard and the recovery would be easy but boy was I wrong!! I still can't sit down for a long period of time. My ass still hurts, I have severe lower back pain and my numbness is wearing off so I'm starting to feel the nerve pain. This sucks!!!! All of this just to have a good body. I don't regret it but I can say that I will never do this again
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Barbiegurl 24 How is your butt looking now are you pleased with the results? I got a fat transfer to my butt. I am a month out and it doesn't look different to me at all and he sucked my hips out.
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You should def see results. I am 5 months post op and I still have a nice fat ass. If your a month post op your butt should be even bigger because its swollen. After the swelling goes down your butt gets a bit smaller. When I got back home my ass was humongous. I didn't like that it was soo big but when the swelling came down it became the perfect size
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Ugh! I'm 21 days out and experiencing the same pain all of the sudden too - in my outer flanks. I actually did a breast lift and tummy tuck too and that pain is nothing in comparison to the swelling and nerve pain I'm suddenly experiencing in my outer flanks. Help!
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