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Pain in the joints after hip replacement surgery. Severe headaches and pain in the hip after reducing the percocet dosage

i had hip replacement surgery 5 weeks ago, and have been doing post-op therapy faithfully. The exercises involve use of 3# ankle weights.
I have daily pain in the joint and have been taking one percocet tablet in the morning and one in the evening. This past week, I have tried to reduce that to one time daily, but am experiencing severe headaches, and still have pain in my hip. Before the operation I very seldom had headaches. Is there a connection between reducing dosage or is this a common "withdrawal" symptom?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There is no connection
This is a common symptom of withdrawal (oxycodone)
With patience and perseverance, you will be alright...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writng to HCM.
Generally, soft tissue healing around the hip joint after a THR should subside within 3 weeks and should not produce pain after that period.
I feel that the pain could be originating in the periarticular region possibly from the muscles due to vigorous physiotherapy.
Your headache could be a side effect of the drug "percocet" (oxycodone+acetaminophen).
If you have any more issues, please consult a physician. Regards
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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