I'm on Percocet now and have been for a few months. I have fibromyalgia, but got away with taking a couple of extra strength Advil a couple of times a day until my diagnosis with both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis last fall.
My initial dose was 5/325 four times a day. It definitely eased the pain and so I tapered off to 3/day and now am taking one in the morning and one at night. I tried taking only 2 at night, but couldn't sleep. For now, this current system seems to be working fine, but, as it is a narcotic, I'm afraid of becoming addicted.
Others have reported successful pain management with both Lyrica and Gabapentin, but with excessive weight gain reported on both. I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it. It's taken me 17 weeks to lose 20 lbs.
Is there something out there that controls pain, is non-addictive and won't cause weight gain?
I'm not a police officer, but something close- a high school teacher (retired)
Afterglo is police jargon? For what? I'm obviously both curious and naive.
No, that's not a heavy dose for two days after surgery at all! I mis-read your post. Sorry.
I had a hip replacement 9 years ago, and was on the morphine pump for two days, and then on Percocet, but I don't remember the dosage. After about a month, my doctor advised not taking any more unless I was in a lot of pain. I quit that day.
Now, the pain is from fibro, and two other kinds of arthritis. I'm considering stopping the Percocet completely so that my pain level can be correctly assessed again.