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Old 08-26-2012, 06:49 AM
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Default How long did most of you stay on pain killers?

I find that I still can not sleep at night because I cannot lay on the sutures at all unless I continue to take the pain killers. I am up all night and I still sleep straight up in a chair.
I weened myself off the pain killers several days ago just because I didn't want to take then unnecessarily.
This is day 10 post op.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:02 AM
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Day 10 = Stitches/Stutures/staples OUT

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:18 AM
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Ah yes they do come out tomorrow at 9. I didn't realize if it was the sutures causing the pain or the actual incision itself.
Sounds like from what you are saying and from what another thread I just found is saying is that everything changes once the sutures are removed.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:07 AM
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Ah yes they do come out tomorrow at 9. I didn't realize if it was the sutures causing the pain or the actual incision itself.
Sounds like from what you are saying and from what another thread I just found is saying is that everything changes once the sutures are removed.
Yes, you will feel much better as soon as staples come out. Good luck!
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I stayed on them at night for 2 weeks to help with discomfort and sleep.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:36 AM
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If you or anyone else needs to use a painkiller for more than 2-3 days and it contains Codeine, I highly advise taking "stool softeners". Without going into the details, trust me, codeine can cause severe constipation and it is not pretty.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:25 PM
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OK guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I did in fact get the sutures removed today and WOW what a difference. I am quite certain that I will sleep well tonight. I mean the moment that they came out the back of my head felt pretty much back to normal.
A plus is that the crusties are almost all gone after tonights hair wash as well.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 PM
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Hang in there. The discomfort will start to subside soon. You are experiencing pain a little longer than most but nothing to worry about. Even with sutures out it may take a few days, but you should get some immediate sense of relief.
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Ronzues , I am glad to hear that you are on the mend . My surgery is coming up and the pain issue is always in the back of my mind somewhere .
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