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PAin meds

Disturbed_1Disturbed_1 Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok so about an hour ago i was trying to fix up my old tricycle with the help of my friend. See i want to ride bikes but i am missing my right leg and cant ride a 2 wheeled bike with my leg on. With it off it just makes it dangerous to ride. But i did it any way. I rode around a little bit in my grarge. I went to a complete stop and lost my balance and feel. I tried to jump off but my chin came down on the handle bar. As fate woul have it the rubber grip had been ripped through and that was where my shin hit. Ripped my chin open resulting in me haveing to get 5 stiches. Not to painful. But i know tomorrow when i wake up its going to hurt badly. So my question is what type of pain medication would take the pain away with out knocking me out?

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    is this a serious request?

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    Disturbed_1Disturbed_1 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ya i want to know. I dont usally use any type of pain meds.

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    ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    You can't buy effective pain medication without a prescription. I recommend raising your tolerance instead.

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    FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    An aspirin or something would help with the pain, but it won't take it all away. At the hospital you should have asked for a small prescription, maybe one day's worth because most doctors don't like giving out pain meds willy-nilly nowadays.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    An aspirin or something would help with the pain, but it won't take it all away. At the hospital you should have asked for a small prescription, maybe one day's worth because most doctors don't like giving out pain meds willy-nilly nowadays.
    Aspirin is a bad idea since it's a blood thinner.

    Acetaminophen doesn't really help with inflammation. I don't know if Aleve (naproxen sodium) works as a blood thinner or not, but it is an NSAID, so should reduce the inflammation.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    First, the myth that physicians don't like handing out pain medication is nothing further from the truth. If your personal primary care physician (or someone you run into in the ER or hospital setting) is being stingy with the pain medication you should really do yourself a favor and find a new doctor. Any physician that is going to be insensitive to someone's pain relief is someone you should avoid.

    Second, check your discharge papers from whoever gave you the original five stitches. There is probably already an order for some Vicodin or Tylenol + Codeine. If not, you can easily just call the physician (or their medical practice number) and request that the stat nurse get you an order. If you don't have that number, go to the hospital's website where you originally got your stitches, ask to be transferred to the ER, then ask for the doctor's contact information. They can even fax the order over to your local pharmacy.

    Third, take Aleve or Tylenol for the pain right now. Follow the directions on the package. Both are safe to take and do not cause blood thinning because they activate different receptors than Aspirin.

    Fourth, the majority of the pain resulting form a facial injury like that is going to do with the later inflammation (or muscle tearing, depending on how deep your stitches go). An ice pack will go a long way to making you feel more comfortable without resorting to pain medication.

    If you do get pain medication, follow the directions. No mixing alcohol or operating heavy equipment / driving. Don't take any more than is prescribed, but feel safe in being able to take the medication as written until your pain relief is satisfactory. If it is not, contact your physician for a different order.

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    edited July 2007
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    They can even fax the order over to your local pharmacy.

    Depends. On your state laws, mostly. Most effective pain medications are controlled substances, which may mean that you need to go down to the hospital, get a prescription that's on specialty security paper (like a check with microprinting and watermarking and all that) and take it down to the pharmacy yourself.

    Also, shame on all of you for not mentioning ibuprofen.

    So, yeah, if 800 mg of ibuprofen doesn't take the edge off, call up the doctor or hospital and ask for some vicodin. They'll probably give it to you.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    I was going to say. This thread also comes off as pretty paranoid about even taking the stuff. For god's sake, paracetamol or ibu won't hurt you unless you're trying really really hard to make it do so.

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    ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    I was going to say. This thread also comes off as pretty paranoid about even taking the stuff. For god's sake, paracetamol or ibu won't hurt you unless you're trying really really hard to make it do so.

    Indeed. Don't chase the shit with Jack and don't pop it like candy and you should be fine.

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    themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Vicodin never knocked me out and is an OK pain killer. Apparently the acetaminophen (paracetamol) and hydrocodone have a nice synergy. If you haven't taken it give it a shot. Obviously if you have and didn't like the side effects stick with acetaminophen but be careful with the dosage. In my experience, if the pain wasn't bad enough to need opiates or strong NSAIDs (Bextra), the other shit wasn't going to make much of a difference.

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