I have just had painful facial surgery and have been given co-codamol 30/500 . I find useless to a large degree and am supposed to take 1 or 2 4 times a day. Which indicates they are not strong. I have tramadol 50mg. Is tramadol stronger than cocodamol? How can I get the most out of cocodamol? Can I crush one and swallow it to make it more powerful? I want to get the most out of the pain killers without taking 4 a day which I think is a waste.
Also why are doctors so scared of prescribing Endone (oxycontin)? These are 5 star pain relievers. Some doctors give them whilst others freak out at the thought.
My surgeon had never heard of it and the anaesthesias werenít sure either!! Whatís going on here in the UK? Luckily I have my own stash which I saved for a rainy day but donít want to waste that now my pain isnít so severe.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you