Most people are amazed at how little our parathyroid operation hurts. Most never take a single pain pill after leaving the hospital. However some people have a sore neck and sore throat after the operation for a day or two. This is normal and you should feel free to take your favorite or preferred pain medication for this.
We have also found that cold drinks and smoothies provide relieve more than hot drinks. This is also a great excuse to eat ice cream! Some people get the best relief by alternating ibuprofen and Tylenol every 4 hours.