If pain meds post surgery cause an ileus, what do people do for pain? Does an IV drip of pain meds cause the same bowel slow down as pills? I'm coming off a non intestinal surgery, but I think the oxycodone caused an ileus (slowdown/blockage etc.). If I had to do it again, I would have just taken Tylenol and muscled through the pain rather than get an ileus. It may have been the anesthesia coupled with the pain meds too.
Are there pain meds that don't slow the bowels? Colaise has been mentioned, but I thought that only softens the stool, which us J-pouchers already have. Thanks.