... next month. The Darvocet does not dull the pain, nor do I get lightheaded or drowsy on it. It's the weekend, can't reach my drs. Just asking if this is normal? If not, anyone have any answers?
First take your medicine with warm tea. That way it starts to work much faster.
Are you where it is cold? if so wrap your body in a blanket.Then go back to bed. To relax put on some quiet music and a good book will work.
Now you are relaxed and if you fall asleep this is good. These are the two factors are needed to heal.
I hope this helps you.
Darvocet (propoxyphene and Tylenol) is the weakest opiate on the market with studies showing that extra strength tylenol being more effective. Still it is a opiate and if abused or used for a long stretch it can become addictive. There are no ways to make it work faster or better when you take it by mouth so don't waste your time on that stuff. Propoxyphene is related to methadone and has a high overdose rate as people try and get high off it. It does help with mild to moderate pain so hang in there until the surgery and hopefully you will not need opiates ever again..Be careful...
Darvocet is a very weak narcotic. To feel its full effects, you should take it on an empty stomach. If that makes you nauseous, you can take with milk, or a few crackers or piece of dry toast. You can try to relax yourself with a warm bath or have someone give you a shoulder and neck massage, to allow the Darvocet to work properly. It may not bring about full pain relief, BUT it should lessen it to a bearable level. On the next business day, if you are having pain that is not being lessened by the Darvocet, you should contact your physician to request a change in your medication. Good luck!
I was curious about what sort of surgery you're scheduled to have?If you don't feel comfortable sharing that information that's Ok too, just being my usual nosy self, lol... Is this medication just being used to keep you comfortable until the surgery, and if so, maybe the doctor plans on using something stronger after your surgery. I was told by a doctor one time, before my gallbladder surgery that he didn't want me to become tolerant to the medicine prior to surgery, also after surgery I was given Demerol 100mg orally for one week to take every 3-4 hours. On my one week visist he switched the Demerol to Percocet 7.5mg. Usually after surgery you are just dealing with the surgical pain, and do not need pain meds for too long afterwards. Good luck to you on your upcoming surgery I will be thinking of you. God Bless and take care of yourself.
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