Had both knees done at the same time on April 3rd... It is going on 2 months now and am frustrated with pain management. Went from percs to vicodin and was happy to see it working ok... but after a week the pain seemed bad enough to want the pers back to control it. I just want to be off pain meds altogether and it doesn't look like that will happen soon. Any idea when I will feel better and get off all meds? I am in PT 2x a week with a goal of 130 which I think its there now and usually ice after therapy which seems to really help.
Just my opinion, if you wait to feel better to get off the meds you may be waiting a long time. You can make the decision to get off them now, and take a proactive holistic approach working with your PT, diet/nutrition and some counseling with others going through physical rehab. For me just taking the pain meds had me believing the pain was worse that it would be without them, and I've been on a long road with this and still live with pain. Ultimately you'll have to get off them anyway, so, why not now? Again, just my 2 1/2 cents. Hope it helps.
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