Oxycodone

Dec. 12th, 2013 08:33 pm
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Oxycodone is in the news from time to time due to people having addiction problems and illicit recreational use. Well, I used it for about four days last month after surgery, and I guess that's a different scenario from long-term use, and I assume the recreational users don't stick to the officially prescribed dose, but anyway, I'll tell you my experience. I assume it helped with the pain, but in accordance with the advice I got from all the medical people, I started taking it before the nerve block wore off and didn't reduce the dosage until two days after the surgery, so I assume that uncomfortable day after the block wore off and before things got more healed would have been a lot more uncomfortable without it, but I didn't try the alternative. It indeed may cause drowsiness. And constipation. But by far the most notable side-effect, which I see listed as a "less common side effect," was hiccups. In me, it does that. It's basically a hiccup pill for me. Beats pain, I guess.

Date: 2013-12-13 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdreams.livejournal.com
I took some sort of pain pill that gave me hiccups. I don't think it was oxycodone but I was too brain-injured to remember.
Anyway, the downside was that at that particular point in time the reason I was in pain was because every single one of my ribs was broken, several of them in multiple places.
And let me tell you, it hurt worse hiccuping than just not taking the pain pills at all.
That was one of the low points of my life.

Date: 2013-12-13 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beige-alert.livejournal.com
Well! That would be a problem! At least I was able to hiccup without hurting my ankle.

Date: 2013-12-13 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdreams.livejournal.com
ankle bone not connected to hiccup bone, thank goodness.

That puts a crimp in the ice skating, though. Phoo.

Date: 2013-12-13 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beige-alert.livejournal.com
Well, yeah, I broke my ankle in a crash in a 500 meter speed skating time trial at the beginning of November. In theory I'll be able to put weight on it again after Christmas.

Date: 2013-12-13 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdreams.livejournal.com
I missed that, but figured that was likely the case -- or, at least, that it was skating-related.

Date: 2013-12-13 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Those hiccups are the pain exiting the body.

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