Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

I had an appointment with the nutritionist yesterday who let me know that the hospital would no longer be prescribing pain medication after surgeries and that I am responsible for getting liquid Tylenol. I don't know how much pain I'll have after my surgery but Tylenol just doesn't seem like it would do much. I'm kind of worried but at the same time I'm just like I'll worry about it when I get there. Anyone else told they would not be prescribed pain medication after their surgery?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, TheLdywMoxie said:

I had an appointment with the nutritionist yesterday who let me know that the hospital would no longer be prescribing pain medication after surgeries and that I am responsible for getting liquid Tylenol. I don't know how much pain I'll have after my surgery but Tylenol just doesn't seem like it would do much. I'm kind of worried but at the same time I'm just like I'll worry about it when I get there. Anyone else told they would not be prescribed pain medication after their surgery?

Ask your primary (if you have one) if they ate willing to prescribe either narcotics or tramadol and/or toradol (Ketorolac) for your pain management for surgery.

Because of pain med abuse (and the newly labeled) opioid crisis, doctor's are minimizing what narcotics they give out and why.

Good Luck ❤

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a lot of us don't need any as the majority has little to no pain with this surgery, but if you're one of the unfortunate people who do, just let the nurse know. I'm sure they'll be willing to send you home with something stronger than liquid Tylenol if you need it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That seems very strict to me. I would talk to the surgeon about it. I would think the meds rxed upon discharge should depend on how you are doing while you are still in the hospital. I was sent home with 5 days of Percocet, and it was the perfect amount to keep me comfortable. I think I would have had more pain if I was only on OTC tylenol at that point

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got 5 days of Tramadol but only took it for 2 days then Tylenol for 2 days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Normally, I don't take any pain medication. I have a high tolerance for pain. I was prescribed Tylenol with Codeine. I only took one dose once I got home. I did great with no pain medication the rest of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems like there should be a responsible way for them to prescribe narcotics. My surgeon’s policy is to write a prescription for 8 oxycodone on discharge. He did that for me and I only ended up using 3.

I agree that I would talk to your primary about some pain meds. I didn’t have a lot of pain, but I struggled to sleep early on because I was uncomfortable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently had gallbladder surgery in early March and I was never in any extreme pain so I'm hoping its something like that. I used some of the pain meds they gave me after that surgery but never finished them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A week before my surgery, my surgeon's office gave me a prescription for liquid hydrocodone/tylenol. I had it filled before I got home but only used it once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tylenol was all I needed for the most part. My real pain came from the gas...which there isnt much that can be done other than getting up and walking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Wanda Northern  »  SpartanMaker

      Good luck on your upcoming surgery. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Wanda Northern  »  Slwhurst

      Good afternoon. We’re Scorpio sisters. My birthday is 11-08. I live in Memphis, TN. My surgery date is Monday September 26th, 2022. I begin my liver shrink diet on Monday September 12th. 
      · 1 reply
      1. Wanda Northern

        Robert Wegner with Saint Francis will be doing my surgery.

    • jenuinelygenuinely

      My 3 babies and my little "niece". Took on a babysitting job this past weekend. She is super tiny compared to my 3 biggies. Sitting on command for treat-os!
       
      Pre-op Liquid - Day 2 
      It was very hard today...I'm feeling some type of way from not eating the meals I was supposed to before the pre-op diet. My sister got stuck in Dallas a week before my diet and we were supposed to go on a nice dinner, but that never happened. I have super bad dry mouth and bathroom breaks are more frequent. 
       

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • jenuinelygenuinely

      Pre-op Liquid Diet - Day 1
      Had my morning cup of 8 oz Regular Orange Juice. I am ready!!! I did have 3 bites of my fiance's cheesecake last night for dinner. It was so yummy but with my former sleeve it didn't allow me any more bites.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Tim in Tampa

      Just started my pre-op diet today!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×