pain meds given after major surgery

By funnygirl98 Latest Reply 2014-07-23 23:36:32 -0500
Started 2014-07-16 09:51:02 -0500

As u all know I had major surgery on my foot ankle and leg a week ago. My surgeaon is refusing to give me anything so I've been suffering with the pain. I see a pain specialist and have a pain contract and in this it states that emergencys and surgeries those drs can give pain meds and I just let his nurse know so they can put it on my record. Just wondering has anyone else run into this problem and if so what did u do about it?

46 replies

Kats49 2014-07-23 15:14:22 -0500 Report

I won't use pain meds because of all the side effects. Instead I use Arnica Montana homeopathic medicine. Get the 200 mg and follow the directions. You can use the dosage up to three times a day. You can purchase at any natural health food store. Use ice to relieve the swelling, which can cause a lot of pain, I use a small bag of frozen peas, when they thaw..throw them back into the freezer. I have two going,.. mark up the bag so no one eats them. Follow the directions of the pain specialist, they really know what they are doing. Good luck, sorry for your troubles, heal as fast as possible so you can get out and enjoy life.

jayabee52 2014-07-23 15:56:37 -0500 Report

One thing which seems to work well is popcorn. I have a bag in my freezer right now.

The thing about frozen peas is they tend to get mushy over the course of many uses and needs replaced. The popcorn doesn't have that problem.

I don't use NSAIDs either. Got a bleeding ulcer from a medication containing aspirin as a component.

God's best to you.


luxmi1952 2014-07-20 03:58:40 -0500 Report

Hello Dear
I was not in station. I saw only today. I am happy to note that after surgery u r ok except for pain. I must tell u that I undergo chronic pain even now, but Dr dont give me pain killers as I am a kidney patient. I have purchasedd an oil which is very good. It remives pain. Its name is sandhisudha. This u can find online and get. This can be used after bath. Hope this will solve ur problem. After using kindly let me know.wish u all the best

jigsaw 2014-07-17 17:30:49 -0500 Report

Not sure I can add any experience to what others have already offered. It's good to hear from you, and know that you've come through a major part of your ordeal!

funnygirl98 2014-07-20 10:22:34 -0500 Report

thanks jigsaw its nice hearing from u also U know how to make me smile;-) Thanks for being such a good friend;-)

Grimpy56 2014-07-17 14:35:31 -0500 Report

This is a problem that should be taken seriously by both the Dr's and they should talk to each other.
If at any time I needed surgery my pain management Dr. takes care of the medication. In some cases you need to insist they do it.But if you don't put up a fuss everyone will think you can handle the pain. Tell them to start with non narcotics if it works cool if not ask for something else
Remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Hope You gets better soon

Fussellld 2014-07-17 13:24:23 -0500 Report

Funnygirl98. Have you contacted your pain doctor yet? Have you gotten any relief yet? Worried about you girl. That kind of pain is no fun. I know!

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-07-17 10:09:12 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry to hear this. It's hard to believe they will let some one suffer after major surgery. I don't have a problem with getting the meds. I need. I have been on pain meds. since my disc damage, then shingles. And as long as I only take them when I really need them bad I don't have a problem. The doctor can tell by how often I need a refill that I am not abusing them, maybe it is the state laws you live in.
You are in my prayers.

TopazDee 2014-07-17 04:42:23 -0500 Report

Hi there have you considered Aquipuncture you get immediate pain relief our physio depts. here in the uk does it.
Stay Safe xxx 2014-07-16 20:50:33 -0500 Report

I agree with you ,and in Ky. it seems worse. because of the casper law! the drug addicts can get anything they want but if you are an actual pain sufferer ,,,,just suffer. thank god i have a dr. that knows my history and works for me not against me.

Lakeland 2014-07-16 18:56:08 -0500 Report

at a certain point post-surgery my surgeon wasn't allowed to give me any more pain pills, they made me go to my family physician to make sure I wasn't getting pain pills from both doctors, maybe that's what's going on if you have a surgeon & a pain specialist.

I have chronic pain, I had labral tear in my hip repaired & they hit a nerve so I live with burning pain (not due to diabetes), So I live on vicodin, I signed a prescription pain document, & my family doctor had my surgeon sign a paper that said I have a side effect from surgery. They do drug test me, once a year for abuse, ( I went in for a sinus infection, and he asked for a urine sample), I don't abuse my vicodin, so I don't care. The doctor told me "I'm dependent on vicodin, I'm not addicted", but to get the pain meds I did have to sign an agreement.

robertoj 2014-07-16 16:37:40 -0500 Report

My doctor insisted on pain meds. I was a recovering addict and followed directions religiously. I quit when my pain level returned to normal. My concern is that when you notify your doctor of addiction they should discuss alternatives or at least some type of follow up. For the rest I think it is incompetent to not prescribe appropriate pain meds.

WestMoon88 2014-07-16 16:35:05 -0500 Report

They don't wanna give you something too addictive or with major side affects so your diabetic specialist and your surgeon need to talk to go over what would be the best medication for you

SeaBeagle 2014-07-16 13:46:39 -0500 Report

Sorry u are having so much pain. Is it infected? Should have gotten better. Being an ED nurse our doctors are writing less narcotic scripts and with the new monitoring system I would suggest u contact ur pain management doctor or follow up with family doc. Good luck!!

SeaBeagle 2014-07-16 13:46:18 -0500 Report

Sorry u are having so much pain. Is it infected? Should have gotten better. Being an ED nurse our doctors are writing less narcotic scripts and with the new monitoring system I would suggest u contact ur pain management doctor or follow up with family doc. Good luck!!

sickpuppy 2014-07-16 12:26:46 -0500 Report

Retain an attorney and sue them! If you cannot afford one, it might take a little longer but you can get legal aid if your are destitute! Check it out gal, you deserve better treatment!

unojay 2014-07-16 11:47:28 -0500 Report

Because of the new drug laws. doctors are trying to control the amount of drug out in the hands of the wrong people ie: young people who look in mom and dad medicine cabinets or some visiting teenager. or someone who just want your drugs. There are pain management doctors who regulate these pills to their clients on a monthly basis accounting for each pill. Its not just doctors don't want to give meds . you might have to go thru a pain management doctor and have has to be refer. by your primary doctor. I know youre in pain ,it hurts but just talk to your doctor he can really help..

molly_sweet 2014-07-16 10:53:04 -0500 Report

You should be getting physical therapy soon and they will insist you have pain meds for any type of therapy. I know that physicians have their own agendas and you are your own advocate.

simonizer77 2014-07-16 10:51:12 -0500 Report

This is awful! It seems we have both ends of the spectrum. Doctors that give pain meds like candy and get patients hooked, or those who refuse to give them for fear of retribution! At least you have a pain specialist and hopefully they will act on your behalf!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-16 10:49:29 -0500 Report

I just had surgery and prior to surgery, my doctor and I discussed pain medications for after surgery. Because of my allergy to ibuprofen and aspirin, he gave me Oxycodone. To not give you pain medication is weird. I would sue him for causing me unnecessary pain and suffering.

I am in a hospital system and each doctor I see in the that hospitals system can see my medical record. My primary physician will not refill a pain medication another doctor in the system prescribed. This prevents people from going from doctor to doctor to get more pain medications.

Fussellld 2014-07-16 10:42:28 -0500 Report

Yes, I have. Contact your pain specialist and they should write a script for post op break through pain. Mine did. I was lucky, that he was at the hospital doinig injections on the same day of my hip surgery. So a nurse helped us out and walked over and talked with the doctor. In turn, he came and saw me said Hi and gave me a script. Go to emerancy room if you can afford the expense is you can not get a script from pain management. Call, call, call, be a pest. Hope this helps and you feel better. If you can get use to it ice helps numb the pain for a little bit while it is cold. I'm the Ice Queen in my house. 20 minutes on, then rest and reapply as needed.

Richyrichy13 2014-07-16 10:37:32 -0500 Report

Horrible. Today those who require pain medicine get treated like a scammer who id playing them for 'feel good' drugs. The CD people are highly involved as well. Hope you rattle their chain and get the the med that is rightfully made for you.

Ladida 35
Ladida 35 2014-07-16 11:23:21 -0500 Report

3 months ago I had spinal surgery and am not permitted to take any anti-inflammatory since inflammation in what is necessary for completet healing. Tylenol arthritis formula didn't help at al so my surgeon prescribed hydrocodone but once in awhile my knee or my hip hurt soo much I take a naproxen. It's important to be in close contact with the surgeon and his staff since major surgery takes usually a year. I find pool therapy helps me more with much less discomfort!

GabbyPA 2014-07-16 10:29:00 -0500 Report

My husband can get pain meds from just one source and that might be the issue. They don't want people going from doctor to doctor getting pain medicine. After surgery, that is usually an exception. But if my husband wants any kind of pain medicine, he has to call his primary doctor who is in charge of those prescriptions.

evaziem 2014-07-16 10:09:38 -0500 Report

No pain meds?
Hm… weird.
I keep a stash in the freezer of all kinds of meds that I and my husband did not finish just in case.

Don't you have anything left over?

diabeticdummy 2014-07-16 10:02:46 -0500 Report

I have never heard of that and I've had allot if surgeries and pain management is top priority in hospital they keep you on the great stuff and going home you get the good stuff if refill needed you get the ok stuff my dr keep me on norco 10 at home and my surgeon has a compounding pharmacy mix this wound gel for the surgical site your rub in helps with healing and numbs the area but I am curious why they don't manage your pain sounds like cruel suffering hope they give you something to help out

funnygirl98 2014-07-16 10:11:59 -0500 Report

Yes I do not have a clue to why he's doing this to me but im getting answers today at my appt to get my stitches out so I'll let u know why I'm being made to suffer like this. Thanks to everyone for all the support. In my opinion my dr is breaking the hipocratic oath by doing this to me.

Hugh Yonn
Hugh Yonn 2014-07-16 10:00:28 -0500 Report

Several years ago, I had surgery on my right shoulder. Pain medication was prescribed…"take one capsule every 4 hours."
I took one capsule.
I was down for over 20 hours. When I came to, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. The next time I felt discomfort, I smoked a small amount of
marijuana …pain gone, no after effects.

I threw the pills out. 2014-07-16 10:00:17 -0500 Report

I be aching now my bones and joints and i dont know what to do abt it could u give me some advise

MsEvansInCA 2014-07-16 09:59:24 -0500 Report

Oh, gosh! I've never had anything like that happen to me. I've had several surgeries and I always got the pain meds. Lots of pain meds. And you don't have a clue as to why they would do that? That's horrible!

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