Now that you have already had surgery and am in some phase of recovery... What is the medication mix that you are taking?
Prior to surgery you probably had a wide range of medications and some strong pain medications. Then after surgery, you probably also kept up those pain medications.
But then after time, the need for some of those medications will diminish and perhaps different ones will crop up
For instance, I have not had surgery since 2000, but have had additional herniated discs and countless flareups.
My current mix is:
Oxycodone IR 5mg
Neurontin 400mg 4x day
Ambien 10mg (as needed)
At some point, I hope to eliminate the Oxycodone... I was successful in eliminating Oxycontin just about 2 months ago.
My Pain Management doctor though believes I will need to stay on some type of pain medication perhaps for life. But that is a different story
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences