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It didn't matter if I ate or didn't eat with vicodin or percocet - they just make me so sick it doesn't matter - and after a day and a half after my four impacted teeth were taken out, I switched myself to extra-strength tylenol (no codeine, either), and did absolutely fine. Everyone's different, though. Most surgery or injury experiences in my life I have gotten through best with tylenol in terms of pain.
Not all pain meds work for everybody! When I had my wisdom teeth out the doc gave me tylenol 3 (codeine) and I was in incredible pain. I ended up going to the ER and the doc there gave me percocet and I was in no pain at all within 20 minutes. In March I had surgery and they were giving me morphine at higher and higher doses but it did nothing for me, then they gave me demerol and I felt great. If a pain med really isn't working for you, ask your doc if you can try something different. And make sure you remember what it was that doesn't work for you, in case you need meds in the future. I made sure that my surgeon sent me home with percocet, not codeine, after my surgery.
Thanks for all of the help. It has been about four days since my surgery, and I have stopped taking the Vicodin. I tried taking Tylenol (just the OTC) and it doesn't really do much of anything. And after these four days, I'm still eating pudding and jello. It isn't much fun and I really want to eat more solid foods, but I can't because it hurts way too much. I can't even open my mouth much past an inch because it is excruciating. I am going to call into the surgeon's office tomorrow and hopefully they can do something else for me. Thank you all for the advice.