Has anyone else experiences extreme body pains after surgery. I am about 9 weeks post takedown and I left the hospital on a fentanyl patch 100 MCG and also 10/325mg of percocet every 6 hours as needed. I was okay when I was on the 100 patch and even the 75 patch with the 10/325 percocet. Now I'm down to a 50 patch and 7.5/325 percocet. I'm trying to get used to the pain and tell myself that it is completely normal but my body pains seem to get worse everyday. When I wake up and stand straight up I feel like a 90 year old man. My body pains are becoming so unbearable I started walking with a cane. I've seem a rheumatologist which was reluctant to start me on any medication because he didn't want to interfere with what my surgeon was doing. He also told me a lot of the treatment involved steroids to take care of the inflammation which I looked at him with an evil eye and told him I don't want to put any poison like that in my body anymore.
I just called my surgeons office today and told them I needed the surgeon to call me ASAP because I needed to talk to him about something. The nurse said she needed to know what the problem was so he can call back with a solution for me. I told her what the problem was with my body pain getting worse and she said he had plans on referring me to pain management.
Does anyone have these same terrible pains they are battling that enables them to get up and complete little tasks? Is anyone going to pain management due to still struggling with post op pain?