Re: What to take for pain relief BEFORE any type of surgery was tried?
The only thing that worked for me, before or after surgery, was oxycontin. The muscle relaxants, the ultram, the dilaudid, the nsaids, none of it did anything for me. I was actually in the hospital an extra night after my surgery because the nurses (damn them) insisted on exhausting every option before giving me the pain killer I knew would work. I woke up from the anaesthetic crying, and spent a night on the morphine pump in agony, before they'd give me the oxycontin again.
Man, I know the stuff is addictive, but not everybody who needs it is a drug-seeking junkie. I was really disappointed in the hospital and the care I received there.