i hate my tonsils.
April 13, 2011 8:00 PM Subscribe
Just had my tonsils removed. The liquid Vicodin I was given keeps wearing off every two hours. I can only take it every four. Help me prolong the pain-relief (and survive the next few days).
posted by patronuscharms to health & fitness (31 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Adult female who just had her tonsils removed today. Was given liquid vicodin. It a) burns when it goes down and b) wears off mighty quickly. Eating applesauce and babyfood accelerate the decay. (and leave a nasty film in my mouth... little bastards. so, so hungry...)
How can I improve the longevity of this drug's effects so my pain is more effectively managed? Just how much acetaminophen can someone my age handle and will "cheating" the times be harmful or not as bad as some might think? YANAD/MD, etc.
Also, I'm a vegetarian (and in remarkably good health according to my surgeon). Would sipping lukewarm chicken broth give me a healing boost over the vegetable variety?