Well I broke my tibia and fibia and had surgery done. Spiral fracture on the tibia and a clean break on my fibia. First off in the hospital right after it happened they kept giving me delaated(spelling?) and it wasn't doing anything for the pain but they kept giving it to me no matter what I said, it just made me really high but the pain was still there. After the surgery the anesthesiologist gave me a block because I was in so much pain I was almost crying, and I have a high tolerance of pain, the block was nice for two days. The Dr then had me put on oxycodone 5mg @ 3 pills every 3 hours. It was nice while in the hospital because they had the supply there(even though they weren't very good at keeping the schedule) I have an appt in three days to see my dr and I'm down to 15 pills and I have had to lower the dosage to 2 or 1 pill because I'm afraid of running out, since I left the hospital 7 days ago, my script was no refills. I am in so much pain I've stayed in bed for the past 3 days until noon because of the pain and because I'm low on pills. I'm really scared my dr won't give me any more pain medication even though I am in a lot of paint. The surgery he did involved two plates and 14 pins and I can't put any pressure on that leg or walk on it. Will my Dr give me more pain medication?
Will my doctor give me more pain medication after a tibia/fibia break and surgery?
Added 24 Feb 2012:
Well after my appt and I expressed to my Dr the pain and alls he did was suggest aspirin. He told me I am going to have to deal with the pain because it's going to help with the healing. Guess I'll just take the aspirin for blood clots and deal with the pain.
Man you are getting better drugs than I did. I dislocated my ankle (bad enough that it broke through the skin, only held by muscle,) 19 fractures of my fibula and lost 1/2 inch of bone in my tibia. All they gave me was Vicodin 5mg 2 every 4-6 hrs and never enough to make it to my next appt. I have never experienced such pain, the constant throbbing... nothing helped the pain. Wait until they take the cast off and force your foot into a boot. It lasted about 4 months. I would call your doctor now and explain your pain and insufficient pain meds. Good luck.
Just be honest. Have a serious discussion with your doctor. When they ask you to rate your pain between 1 and 10 then tell them a high number that corresponds to your pain. He may give you 15 mg but he probably will make it every 6 hours instead of every 4 hours. One reason is that you are not in the hospital where they can watch you and two the DEA is looking over the shoulders of doctors especially for the drug that you have been prescribed. If you feel that the medication amounts that he gives you is not enough then ask for an appointment in 7 days instead of 10 days. The DEA does not allow for refills on narcotics.
I have read the other answers & must agree to be honest with your doc about the amount of pain, & tell him you have been afraid of running out & taking one or two isn't cutting it for the pain. It's a class 11 drug & they cannot give you refills. They have to be new & in writing. I also take oxycodone. Try adding a tylenol, just 1 & see if that helps. The oxycodone doesn't have tylenol like most scripts & I add one about twice a day & it seems to work better. The docs don't want you to take too much because it can mess up the liver, but the FDA says 4000mg a day is safe, but I don't reccomend that amount. I wish you the best...
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