my husband is in end stage of cirrohis and has also had 5 hip surgeries. they had him on loricets and switched him to norco. both of these are bad. they have just switched him to oxycodone, which is not helping with the pain, as they only have him on 5 mg every 6 hours.
there is really not much you can take for pain that does not hurt the liver. only the strong stuff with no acetaminophin in it. and that stuff is pretty addictive.
i would call your gastroenterologist to see what he suggests. since you are not that bad yet, they may let you take some type of cold medicene. once they tell you what to take, you'll need to call your family doc to get a prescription. that's what i have to do any way.
i always heard that tylenol was the WORST thing to take.
Maybe someone else can tell you of something that won't hurt your liver.
Good Luck RDR.