one week pain

today is 1 week anniversary of pm insert. first few days pain was tolerable but since has gotten worse. sleep hard to come by . Called Dr yesterday and was told to take tylonal and keep moving arm. been doing that since day one. left shoulder puffy and tender. tell me it goes away. have telemed appt next Wed. have had several surgeries but pain aways decreased and not increased 


3 Comments

I would go back to your doctors

by Gemita - 2020-07-15 07:05:17

or go to ER/A&E for an opinion if your pain is really difficult to tolerate Vandyike.  Left shoulder puffiness and tenderness after one week maybe perfectly normal but if over the counter pain meds don't help, you may need something stronger or a short course of an anti inflammatory.

Hope things improve for you quickly.  I recall I had a lot of discomfort for a couple of weeks, but no swelling or intense pain to keep me awake at night 

ice?

by Tracey_E - 2020-07-15 08:55:54

I would expect it to still be tender and swollen. Ice will help with the swelling. Did they mention alternating advil and tylenol? Sometimes that works better, but I found ice helped with the pain and swelling more than any meds. Don't be shy about going back if it's not improving in a day or two. It should start to improve quickly after the first week, or at least that's always been my experience. 

Ice

by Beattie - 2020-07-15 22:12:02

Tracey is right i had my PM totally replaced  a few weeks ago still in pain but slowly improving!  but i have found Ice is my best freind.... i have two ice packs so while i am using one the other one is in the freezer. I was also given stronger pain medication by my Dr.  Hope you feel better soon! 

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