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Cmr1991 02-08-2013 07:15 PM

Foot surgery post op pain medications
 
On Tuesday, I'm going to be having a big foot surgery, and I'm going to be admitted to the hospital, my dr prescribed hydrocodone 10-325 qty 40, this is suppose to last me 5 days..he's breaking some of my foot, i just hope he gives me more, and hopefully something stronger, do you think I'll get more?

Eeoj 02-12-2013 12:19 AM

Re: Foot surgery post op pain medications
 
Since it is a controlled substance, md's can only prescribe a certain amount. I went through 32 of my 40 in the first 3 days and got a new prescription on day 4. Thankfully the first 3 days are the worst and I haven't needed anything since, Tylenol is working well for me. Keep your foot up as much as you possibly can, decreased swelling means decreased pain. Good luck!

Titchou 02-12-2013 04:59 AM

Re: Foot surgery post op pain medications
 
They gave me 60 for my foot surgery 2 years ago. I have 28 left. So, I think you'll be fine...and you can always ask for a second one.


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