Are you still on heparin? Then hands off ibuprofen, aspirin etc. Didn't the doc tell you about their anti-coagulant side effects?
There is no problem as long as the doc knows what you are taking. They can then adjust the dosing regimen.
While that is obviously true to a certain extent, ignoring medical science in favor of intuition is a terrible idea. Pain management is probably one the most important and, sadly, overlooked aspects of medical science.
Pain management has little to do with healing unless you are totally broken and likely to hurt yourself further by moving around due to the pain. Pain management actually refers mostly to those that are dieing.
Yea, agreed with Kanadisch - you'd already decided that painkillers are bad before even looking at any evidence, not the most scientific way.
Oh yea, I doubt you need to worry about any interactions with the homeopathic medicines.
Again, painkillers aren't prescribed to help you heal, but to make you feel more comfortable. Of all the interactions, I would be most worried about the ones with untested homeopathic crap!
@ Kanadisch - you can't (generally) get anything medical off the shelf in Germany. Pharmacists have a strong lobby.
No, it is the culture that says only trained people with some schein can give you something that the rest of the world pops like candy. This aspect that you have to have permission to do anything is driving me bonkers! I went to the pharmacist looking for the equivalent to Tums and got the third degree about what I wanted it for. My indignant answer was to give me the damn things or I was going to go home and suck down a tablespoon of baking soda. After taking the lame ass stuff they gave me, I realized that the awful tasting baking soda would have done the job better and cheaper.
Lethargy after an operation is usually caused by the anesthetic - the effects can last for weeks.
Morphine and sodium pentathol yes (days not weeks), but the new fangled stuff wears off in hours.
Tested & quality controlled Pain killers are bad but bought from some stranger in the street THC is good?
Hey, it is the one homeopathic drug known to have effects beyond the placebo. Don't knock it until you have tried it!
Morphine, give me fucking morphine.
Morphine? BAH! Go with liquid valium! Now that is the ticket. Whatever pain you got, you won't care! Hell, you won't care about anything.
MAM, while you are shooting yourself up with heparin I hope you are getting regular PT/PTT tests done. And I am amazed that they are having you shoot yourself up in the first place. There are better ways to take anti-coags with a lot less risks and you really shouldn't be waking up with bruises and bleeding. Use the German toilets to make sure you don't have black tarry looking stools or funky pinkish colored pee.