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has your doctor offered you an alternative pain killer?
Tylenol seems to do nothing at all for the pain.
well, your doctor is basically correct tht oxycodone is not needed about one and a haf months after a fracture
usually by this time, the patient takes NSAIDS for pain relief
NSAIDS like tylenol and ibuprofen
tylenol is a very weak analgesic
instead you can ask your doctor about taking ibuprofen
this is not to be taken regularly but when there is pain
the pain should gradually go down
btw... I have had adverse reactions to Motrin in the past (reduced kidney function after only a few days)...
by about three months you should be pain free
in that case ibuprofen would be ruled out
and other nsaids also might be dangerous
that is why perhaps your doctor kept you on oxycodone
in that case, i would suggest you talk to your docotr about continuing on oxycodone
but not on a regular qid dose
that would not be appropriate
however you can ask for a prescription for an sos dose
taking it only on the days that the leg is more painful
usually we would expect an sos dose of ibuprofen to be sufficient by this time
but since motrin caused a reaction it would be better to take oxycodone
stress on these two points to your doctor
that you cannot take ibuprofen since you had a reaction earlier
and that you intend to take oxycodone on sos basis only - sos meaning emergency dose
i think your doctor should agree to this if you discuss with him stressing on these two points
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Thanks for the confirmation - I really was starting to think he was just into S&M wanting me to feel the pain.
...Just a joke but I was questioning his recommendation. No further questions - thanks for the rapid response. bye.
no, i feel he will agree if you mention these two points
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.