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Asked: 2018-04-18 12:14:18
I have a big surgery coming up and I will need painkillers during my recovery. I want to make sure I don’t get addicted as I’ve been hearing a lot about this. How can I know what signs to look out for?


Answered: 2018-04-19 15:38:04

Having the painkillers right after your surgery is normal and just fine, as long as you take them in the prescribed amount as approved by your doctor or surgeon. If you begin to feel like you need the painkillers all the time, or even after the pain subsides, then you should be on high alert. You should also be concerned if you start feeling sick or not normal when you’re not taking the pills.


Answered: 2018-04-19 05:45:34

I’m glad you’re thinking ahead about this and being proactive. Please know that it’s okay and normal for you to take painkillers after a big operation. You should be careful though to make sure you stick to the prescribed amounts, and don’t take the pills if you aren’t in pain. If you begin to get in the habit of taking the pills all the time, and feeling very poorly without them, then you have cause for concern. Just be smart and consult your doctor or another medical professional with any questions or concerns.

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