Hi! I just found this site a few days ago and have learned so much from you already. I understand that I should start my own thread in the appropriate area and I'll do that. It's been 10 days now and so far, so good. Thanks for being here!
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"Take meds an hour before PT so you're able to do the therapy."
The surgeon actually called me later to discuss my request and said, "PT shouldn't hurt that much" (which I did read later on this site and discussed with my PT; stopping the painful techniques improved that situation a lot).
Percocet contains 325 mg of Tylenol/Acetaminophen in each tablet.And I keep tweaking: one Percocet at x time, then 2 tabs (1300 mg) Tylenol at y time; then sometimes the reverse. I found 2 tabs Percocet worked best for me, but I find myself avoiding taking 2 because of this pressure I feel to taper off it. Then I also realized that because Percocet has acetaminophen too, you have to avoid exceeding the maximum daily dosage of acetaminophen. I'm trying to find what works best for me so I can stick with it consistently.
Here are a couple of charts that suggest ways of setting up a Tylenol-Tramadol regime. The first chart is for four-hourly doses and the second is for 6-hourly. (Paracetamol is the UK name for Tylenol.)Ask if he would prescribe Tramadol for you. It is not a controlled substance like Percocet and doctors are more likely to approve it for you. It can be combined with the Extra Strength Tylenol and that combination works quite well for most people.
yes, you can apply any sort of moisturiser to the skin around your incision. Just keep it well away from the incision itself. Much if the tight feeling is probably swelling, though.Also, related to discomfort, can you use any ointment or cream on the skin around the incision? It feels so tight and dry, like it's pulling and preventing straightening of the leg. Or is the tightness really from internal swelling?
Putting one pillow beneath your knee is not a good idea, because it can restrict blood flow and may make you more prone to getting a DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Doing that won't condemn you to having a bent knee for ever, because you don't have to keep your knee straight all the time.if I place a pillow beneath my knee so I can sleep, am I dooming myself to never being able to straighten my leg? Is it bad for your knee to sleep on your side (assuming I can find a comfortable position)?