It seems to make no difference if I refuse meds prior to surgery. The anesthesiologist always comes up with something I do not tolerate. Thursday I refused histamine releasers, succ, and some other specific drugs and was given one anyway. I woke up with extreme, severe, horrible muscle pain, could only shiver and moan.
Hours later I was sent home in pain, took more Zofran for nausea. It didn't get better overnight and was so bad yesterday evening I was doubled over, thought it might be a diverticulitis attack. I called my family doc who had me take paregoric (I'd like to give that stuff to the anesthesiologist!) and half a valium. That got me enough relief for a little sleep, but the back, abdomen and neck muscle pain never go away and get bad when I get near 4 hours on Vicodin plus Valium. Breathing is difficult, like having bronchitis.
I'm not allowed NSAIDs for 2 weeks because it was sinus surgery, and it's still bleeding a little. I can't take my regular tramadol because I get serotonin syndrome with adding Vicodin, don't tolerate much else. Tramadol alone isn't enough for surgical pain. Ice bag helps the nose and face pain, which isn't anything compared with the post-op myalgia! My TENS helps where it's on, but pain's everywhere.
I called anesthesia, but have to wait until they get around to it to find out what meds were used. I can't find any remedy online for this continuing pain. It was supposed to go away, but it's been 3 days and still awful.
I'd appreciate any suggestions for stopping the pain. I've got to have shoulder surgery soon.