N. causing pain after surgery?

User - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi gals,

I just posted a thred on the narcolepy network site and wanted to ask for help here as well. I just had my knee scoped on Friday and things went well. By Friday night I was in excruciating pain and had to be rushed back to the hospital to be admitted for stronger drugs to ease the pain.

My doctor is confused as to why I ended up in so much pain. He thinks that my N. caused my pain receptors to misfire when the numbing medicine finally wore off in my knee. Have any of you ever heard of this or gone through something like this? I have been put to sleep for dental work before, but this is my first surgery since my N. has been diagnosed. I am hoping to get a call from the dr. on Thursday sometime, but I don't think I will get an appt for a couple of weeks.

Thanks for any help and hope everyone is doing well!

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Elizabeth - posted on 05/02/2009

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Hi. New poster here. :)



Anyhow, there is definitely a link between pain and N. After 15 years of not treating my sleep disorder, I developed pain issues and was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was living off of pain pills and almost not able to work. Things got really bad, but then I got help. I was put on a drug to help me sleep properly at night and now I can work and live my life, still always tired and in discomfort, but with no pain meds!

Laura - posted on 04/15/2009

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How insightful of your ortho doc to ask such a question. I will check on it I know there is a positive connection and I will tell you why.

I am a nurse and I looked at the way that the body handles N. and I was astounded about all of the physical things involved.

User - posted on 04/15/2009

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It was the Ortho doc who thought that the receptors were misfiring. He asked about the provigil that I take, but I didn't take it the morning of surgery.

Laura - posted on 04/14/2009

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People with N. have their wires crossed so to speak and any thing is possible. Was it the Doc that did the surgery that thought your receptors were misfiring or your N. Doc?

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