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7/9/11 12:30 P

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My doctor gave me a prescription of Hydrocodene 5 MG. to take at bedtime to help with the pain that keeps me awake at night. I rarely use it preferring the insomnia to the way the prescription makes me feel.

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7/8/11 7:06 P

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Hi Chris tylenol is acetaminophen. Maybe it is listed by its generic name.Thanks

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7/8/11 6:58 P

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I use Voltaren 50D (dispersible tabs) and Tramadol, BUT I don't use them daily. I find that if one doesn't work to well, I can use the other and generally it works, BUT on the odd occasion I have had to get a jab because the pain has still been too great. We don't get tylenol here, unless it is called something else, so I don't know what it is.

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7/8/11 4:23 P

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SOS thanks for the tip and yes that is what I was referring to
SANZ good advice

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7/8/11 3:27 P

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SANTAZTIC whatever you do, do NOT have the surgeries close together. My daft Dr did them 1 month apart and that was way too soon. There's a reason why they call them a saw bones: they have an unfortunate habit of fixating on the mechanics and not the impact to the person.

If you have them too close together, you are (literally) left without a good leg to stand on. It takes 6 weeks for the tendon to heal before you can start rehab and about another 3-4 weeks after that before you can walk quite comfortably and with confidence. Having them close together, I couldn't start rehab until 10 weeks after the surgery. When I did, I had no "good" leg to support me doing the rehab. A month apart is tough, doing them at the same time means nursing home.

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7/8/11 3:01 P

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SoulDancer I'm on Tramadol and a cream called Voltaren is that what you meant? The cream has helped my back more then my knees but it is pretty good stuff, strong, but good.

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7/8/11 2:00 P

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Maxie - tell me more about your hip replacements. It looks like I will probably need bilateral hip replacements and would like to know about your experience and any advice you might have.

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7/8/11 1:56 P

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Hey there we have identical knees i see
I have all that and 2 artrocopies later I am trying to avoid a replacement which my surgeon feels is ok as there is only a 80 percent chance it will be better. If it continues to get worse then I might consider it.
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I have tried it all with little success, I will need to get my knee replaced soon following the total hip replacements I had done last year, both hips feel great and no more pain

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7/8/11 1:47 P

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Dr. put me on meloxicam when I had work done on my knee. I've been on it for about a year and half. Knee is doing better now but it has been a little over a year since surgery. It has been a long recovery but glad I did it. No knee replacement. Is there surgery in the near future for the tear? I had a tear on one side and degeneration on the other side, along with a baker cyst, scraping of arthritis on the back side of the knee cap and some other work done all at the same time. Doing so much better but have to take the meloxicam.

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7/8/11 1:28 P

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Hey team buddies!TGIF
Sam: the kitty is way cute
Daisylady: I tried joint juice it was good but I really didnt see an improvement but I haven't had any success with any glucosamine type supplement.
As per my meniscal tear, Today I had a cortisone shot and doc has me on celebrex and upped the meloxicam. I have to stay off of it for 2 days and ice 15 minutes 3 x a day.
MD also gave me tramadol if it really gets bad and a script for a cream that is supposed to help alot vltarin i think its called.
Anybody have success with these things?

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