No, I find I have to stay ahead of the pain as I often can't kill it if I let too much time go past...Drs. have told me this is the way to go as well!
No. I have to take them regularly and on time. To stay ahead and on top of the regular pain. I also have special meds I take for flare ups though, and then the next step is the hospital.
I don't let it get outta control. If I let my meds slide it's harder for me to get pain back under control
I dare not wait to take pain meds until the pain is unbearable. When it starts to interfere with my day, I take it. And I don't take it any more than it is prescribed.
I try to stay on top of my pain and not let it get too bad. I'm on gabapentin for nerve pain though.. It sounds like your pain problems are likely more severe than mine.
The nurses that treated me at my surgery advised me to take my pain medications before the pain set in. They said that pain is easier to get on top of if you don't let it get out of hand first.
I hope you find some relief soon.
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