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@pthielen5923 – Hi Patti, Welcome to Connect! I liked your method of weaning off pain meds. Can you tell me what the difference is between plain old Tylenol and Tylenol PM. That might be the answer to my prayers! Thanks for your constructive comments.

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PM includes antihistamine…in OTC dosage. Just took the edge off the pain. I learned this when I had the hands worked on…those are very VERY painful (LOTS of little nerves) and was in a cast with full elevation for 6-8 weeks (they take a tendon from your lower arm and create a new joint, so time in healing is a must). I was on narcotics for the entire time in cast…then weaned off. Learned from a very good doc that you can be more creative with meds as long as you are under the dosage. I got sick from anything I took at their dosage (gee…used to get high from Ipubrofen, so go figure??). So…instead of 2 percosets every 4-6 hours, I would take one every 3-4 hours…etc. I just used that same thought process as I got off them…reduce…see how you do…reduce more…etc. I hate the feeling of being on them, but they are a necessary evil in my mind, as long as my goal is to get off them all.