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Jun 28, 2007 12:18AM
Don't feel bad about taking 2 at a time if you doc allowed you to. 5/325 is a very low dose. You do have to be aware that that 325 is Tylenol, ---so figure you are getting 650mg of tylenol every 4 hours--- So, if you are going to be taking extra Tylenol on top of that you have to take that into account as cumulative for the day.
People don't consider the cumulative amount of all the Tylenol
from different medications they are taking. Tylenol can be Toxic to the liver. I don't know what the upper allowable limits are but I would find out so you don't exceed it.
As to driving after about 2 weeks or so most patients
get past that sleepiness and are able to drive fine while on
It is important not to get behind in pain control or it
becomes more difficult to bring you back to a manageable
level. You can wind up having to take more than if you had nipped it in the bud as it was coming on. I know the inclination is to hold off--but this may not be the time to be stoic.
Talk to your Doctor about the medication and voice your concerns. He may have something that may cover you better or put you at ease. Its less than a week since major surgery and comparing the pain of a lumpectomy, to a mastectomy and expanders is comparing apples to oranges.
You shouldn't expect to have the same pain level.
Its good you are seeing the Surgeon. He may have something
you can take that would allow you to go a longer time between pills that would not leave you without coverage.
Susie, member since Jan. 2003
12/12/2002, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-