I hope I am posting this in the right place.
I will be 4 months post acdf c5/6 on Dec. 08.
Yesyerday I called for a refill of my perc. It was denied because since I am 4 months post op I should be just fine. Take ibuprofin. I still have my ms contin & enough of the breakthrough percs until my appt. on Friday.
What I don't understand is why he changed my meds to mscontin every 8 hours & the percs every 4 hours last month. At my 3 month check up I told him I still feel like things are worse than before surgery. The pain has gotten worse even with the meds. My left shoulder blade feels like I'm being stabbed or something like that. This is new since surgery. All symptoms & pain was on my right side. Now I've got the shoulder (my right shoulder hurts badly but no stabbing sensation) pain & new left sided arm pain & still head tingles & numbess etc...
I had a new MRI & will see the surgeon for results on Friday. He told me that I will probably get better if there is nothing wrong with the other discs. But before surgery & had a herniation at c 3/4 & buldge at 4/5. This bothers me.
Now he believes that I can just take ibuprofin?
I am frustrated & confused. One thing that makes me nervous is withdrawls that I hear of. I have been on meds since May.
I guess I will find out more on Friday. I will see my PCP straight from there & give her the results of MRI & see if she can refer me to another Dr.
I just want this to end. I want to be able to get my Christmas decorating done. I want to do so many things that I can not do because of the pain. It is really wearing on me.
Thanks for letting me rant. I'm sorry I just don't feel good.