I'm on day 9, back at work, and ready to wean myself off the Lortab Elixer. When I go awhile without it (six hours instead of four...), I get a slight headache and a little bit of nausea. The suggested answer (tylenol) is a joke. (Little. White. Ineffective.)
Anyone have a success story on getting off the Lortab?
Haha. I'd welcome that! I haven't had a decent bm since last Monday! So far I've lost 5 pounds from the surgery. I jokingly told my husband last night that, if I could have a decent bm, I might find I've lost 15!
Yeah, I bit the bullet and did it. I didn't wake up last night to take any and figured I'd sleep through the nausea. This morning, I took two tylenol.
Here it is, day 10! I'm on 1000 mg of tylenol and nothing else! Only pain I have is an irritation from the stitches in my tongue. That goes away when I chew a little gum. I think it keeps them moist.
I was able to quick with Lortab except for at bed time by day 8 post op. I did the occasional tylenol, but was afraid to mask my pain, just incase a fourth episode of bleeding arose. I was pretty out of it. I also had to use suppositories because I got constipated as well.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Holy Mackerell. I wasn't that bad at all. Today I ate an eggroll and rice for lunch. Had two chicken patties for dinner last night. I think I might be back to normal. Last medicine I took was tylenol at 8:30 this morning.
The ENT said it was okay to use Halls to counteract the slightly uncomfortable, pinching feeling of the stiches at the back of my tongue. So that's helpful.
I imagine on Friday (today is Wednesday), I'll be back to normal!