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    I’m 85, mild knee arthritis, should I have surgery?

    I will let you know, probably give it about two weeks. I think it will take that long to see the effect of quitting Ambien.
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    I’m 85, mild knee arthritis, should I have surgery?

    Thank you everyone for your helpful replies. I did find the knee score chart and it told me I don’t need surgery. So for now I’m postponing it. But I will make an appointment with an orthopedic doc, not a surgeon, and get another opinion. i also read that the sleep aid, Zolpidem tartrate...
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    I’m 85, mild knee arthritis, should I have surgery?

    Hello, I’m an 85-yo woman with no health issues, except for arthritis in my knees. it bothers me most at night when I’m in bed trying to sleep, not every night, just sometimes, perhaps once or twice a week. It’s a deep ache at the back of the knees, especially the left one, and sometimes keeps...
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    TKR Do I need knee surgery?

    Jockette, good to know that Tylenol works for some kinds of pain. And that it works for post-op pain. just curious....how does post-op pain differ from pre-op? My pain now is only at the back of the knee, mild (like growing pains), and doesn’t get worse on activity, like walking, However it...
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    TKR Do I need knee surgery?

    Thanks for your response Kneeper. Tylenol doesn’t help my knee pain at all, not even a little bit. But Tramadol, even a very small dose (1 1/2 50-mg pills a day), works very well. I am concerned tho about becoming tolerant, so skipping every second day. I’m wondering if others find that Tylenol...
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    TKR Do I need knee surgery?

    Thank you for your response Bikeknit. As far as I know I have no other health issues, but because of the pandemic I haven’t had my annual checkup yet this year. But I have no symptoms. The knee pain doesn’t really stop me from doing things I want to do, as long as I can take Tramadol. Without...
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    TKR Do I need knee surgery?

    My pain level without medication.....well, it’s exactly like the “growing pains” I had at night, when I went to bed, when I was about 12 years old. My Mom would apply Sloan’s liniment and I could get right to sleep. I bought a bottle of this liniment about 35 years ago, still have a little bit...
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    TKR Do I need knee surgery?

    I am wondering if I should consider knee replacement surgery. I have had pain at the back of my knees, a deep aching type of pain, for a few years now, and it’s getting worse. Lately it’s sometimes awakened me at night, and I’ve had to use menthol ointment to get back to sleep. Both my knees are...

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