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I Constantly have pain in both knees after three months of having bilateral knee surgery. I wake up with pain in the morning and have pain all day and evening until I try to fall asleep. Don’t do much on my legs so not to stress them. I have become very frustrated, depressed, and some regrets.

I also have a peculiar pain on the medial side of my knee. The surgeon said it is from the internal knee capsule incision. Has anyone had this kind of pain.

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Are you taking tylenol or anything for the pain? I was taking it at 3 months.
 
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I am taking Celebrex daily for pain and inflammation, and occasionally 5 mg Norco.
 
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I still have a lot of pain around my knees, after 3 months. How much longer to being pain free, please share your recovery at 3-4 months Post OP
 

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I still had pain at 3, 4, 5 mo. Started getting better at 6mo. Really turned the "corner" we all seek at 8mo. I'm now at 10 mo and still ice when I overdo and still get stiffness. Better though, it took a long time to get here. At times I didn't think I'd ever get better but I did, you will too. Number two coming soon!
 

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You'll notice that I have merged your two threads together as we prefer that members in recovery only have one thread.

This is for three reasons:
1. if you keep starting new threads, you miss the posts others have left you in the old threads
2. it often ends up that information is unnecessarily repeated
3. it's best if we can keep all your recovery story in one place so it's easily accessed if we need to advise you.

Please keep all your questions and updates on this thread.
If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed for you.
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Compete recovery does take a full year and some people take longer than others to become pain-free.

From now on,your pain should decrease gradually.

I am taking Celebrex daily for pain and inflammation, and occasionally 5 mg Norco.
I suggest that you take Tylenol to help with your pain now.
The most effective way to take Tylenol is 2 x 500 mg tablets 6-hourly, to a total of 4,000 mg (4 doses) in 24 hours. You need to take it regularly, to keep up the levels in your bloodstream. If you just take the odd dose now and then, it's far less effective.

Check all other medications you're taking, to make sure there is no Tylenol/Acetaminophen/Paracetamol in them. If there is, scale back one or two of your regular doses, so you stay within that safe 24 hour limit of 4,000 mg.
 

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It is possible at your stage of recovery to need something a bit stronger now and then for pain than Extra Strength Tylenol. Are you needing this "boost" to sleep at night? After you've done activity or exercise? There are better alternatives than Norco, though. You might ask your surgeon or your GP about Tramadol.
 

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