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llar (@llar)

Ability to lift leg

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Mar 26, 2019 | Replies (28)

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Hi @llar – Welcome to Connect! I had my 2nd TKR 1/29/19 so I'm just about 6 weeks out. I hear what you are saying about sleep. When I was weaning off the oxycodone, my last pill to go was the night time pill. I needed it to sleep soundly and I felt that sound sleep was important to my recovery. At 6 weeks, I'm just now getting to where its comfortable to turn over in bed w/o waking myself up. They gave me some Tramadol to take while I was getting off oxycodone. I would ask my doctor if there is something stronger than tylenol but not as strong as hydrocodone that you might take before bed. I think you are still early in the process. Hang in there. This too shall pass!

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That might be a good idea. I have taken Tramadol in the past and that is exactly what it does – puts me to sleep. So maybe that is the right route in this situation. If I don't get a good night's sleep, I feel the next day is unnecessarily difficult! Thanx.