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pain medication s/p arthoplasty

Posted By: Arcogal716 on 2006-06-16
In Reply to: how long, on average, average a knee replacement would one be on Oxycontin?(sm) - concerned wife/MT

Pain medication is usually required for approximately 2-4 weeks s/p total arthroplasty. However, each patient's need is individualized. Oxycontin is the drug of choice for chronic pain management.

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Do you take any kind of medication sm
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You truly have some anger problems. Maybe you should look into medication for yourself.
Do you take blood pressure medication? sm
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It's not the media afraid of drugging kids. There are many of us out there that don't believe that drugging a child is the correct answer. Sure there are kids that really need it if they can't stay focused at all, but asking a child to stay focused for an hour or more without a break when they're say 7 years old is extreme, especially if they're able to learn the same information if it's broken down into 3 20 minute sessions in the day.

Kids are now being pushed to learn more at a rate that for some of them taxes where their maturity levels are, and this can aggravate things like ADD/ADHD, especially when they don't have the recess breaks at school to give them a diversion from the classroom for a while. I'm glad that in my state some of the school systems have started mandating recess again - and those schools test scores have improved.
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Medication can help you get past the things you can't accept
in this life. You need to seek help.

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Rewrite song: I forgot my medication..

I can't find my medication

Cause I try.. and I try..but I'm high!

I can't get no..I can't get no..

When I'm tripping around stage

And I'm shakin' it at the Superbowl

And they're chanting I am way too old

That I've lost all my sensation

I look like morgue refrigeration

I can't sing, no, oh no no no

Flat, flat, flat...that's singin' flat

I can't find the right direction (off stage)

I can't get no resurrection....


I wish I could be on disability for something mental that is controlled with medication.

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Man, what a country.

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Your planet? did you know there were people who needed medication who didnt have it?
If government is involved, it will be as screwed up as the Medicare medication program.
Heaven save us from all these wanna be kings that sit on top of the hill.
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She could have endometriosis, adhesions caused from a variety of things, lactose intolerance (though usually this does not cause pain after BMs), a food allergy,a cysts, etc., etc......

Urge her to go to a GYN, who probably will refer her to a GI if the GYN workup is negative.

Good Luck to her!
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pain in the $#*^$
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I feel your pain.
Don't forget, not getting paid for spaces also contributes to the inability to get a decent line count.

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Does anyone know anything about pain management M.D.'s?
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I feel your pain

I'm the same way...the day after the end of the pay period is terrible.  And, yes, I had to work like a dog yesterday, and didnt make production...so fire me!!!

You're not alone, honey, I know just how you feel. Now, how do we handle this?

I say we go for a long cool dip in the pool, lay in the sun for hours, sip Long Island Iced Tea, and forget about the rest...what cha think?

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Oh I feel your pain
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