i am in so much pain--flare after surgery??? HELP!!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kevieb, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. kevieb

    kevieb New Member

    i am 2 1/2 weeks post-op from my hysterectomy. i am in so much pain from my fibro, i hardly even notice the surgery post-op pain. is there anything i can do to help ease this flare? i just upped my cymbalta to 60mgs, i am taking vicodin--about(1/2 of a 10/325) and a tylenol together about every 4-5 hours. i am using a heating pad on my aching muscles. please help!!
    christine
  2. Bailey-smom

    Bailey-smom New Member

    Can you take a nice hot bath? I did not know if that was possible with your surgery or not. I always tend to relax a bit more in a very hot tub with bath salts.

    Can you take the other 1/2 of vicodin to get ahead of the pain or what is your dose??? I've been told to try to stay ahead of it because it is harder to fight it once it is so severe.

    I wish I could be more help. Hope you can find someone for a good massage!

    Thinking of you
    Kelly
  3. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    This may sound odd but try taking Alka Seltzer. When I am in a a big flare I drink one and it really helps sometimes.

    I think it is the aspirin.