Hi everyone ! I'll first start off by saying how great this forum is and how much useful info there is.
A bit of history about myself. I was in a car accident Sept 07. I girl ran a red light and t-boned me in an intersection. I rolled my Yukon twice. As a result I have three herniated discs. L3-L4 5mm, L4-L5 6mm, L5-S1 1cm. With the last level being so herniated and having so many issues with my nerves (weakness in my legs, tingling in my calves and feet, fatigued, nausea) I am scheduled for a laminectomy/microdiscecomy on Jan 6/09. I have been going to PT twice to three times a week since Jan of this year.
What my question is. I take Percocet for the pain, anywhere from one to three per day. When I take it life is great. If I don't I start feeling fatigued,nausea, irritable.
I'm just wondering when I don't take them, is it just the herniated disc symptoms I'm feeling or is it my body reacting to not having the Percocets. I do notice that it becomes a vicious circle taking pain meds. I take them, I feel great, and then I probly over due it physically through out the day and then my body feels it and then I take them the next day.
Is this happening to anyone else? Or is this normal ?