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post op vertigo

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi ,I'm 5 weeks post op L5-S1 fusion and have just been experiancing soma induced vertigo . Any one with similiar symptoms ?


  • I experienced this too. At the time I didn't really think so much about it being related to the surgery - rather I thought that mine was more age-related (but I was only 47 then) or something else. However quite a few fusion surgery patients mention vertigo so it does somehow appear related.
    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • Soma gives me a head rush, like i just had a margarita. It only lasts for a few minutes and then I feel fine. Many muscle relaxants and pain meds can cause dizziness. Just be careful not to get behind the wheel when under their effects. >:D< Cali-Sue
  • thanks for the reply . I'm also 47 as of Nov. ,don't think it is age related though . My condition seems to be exactly identicle to yours . What problems were you having with hardware that you had to have them removed ?At 5-weeks post -op ,I,m already dosing down the norco to half a pill every 12 hours but I added 325 apap to that which is equilivant to 1-vicodon .Had to take a valium to help with the vertigo I hope it subsides in the next couple of days.
  • thanks for the reply . I'm off soma completly ,don't think I'll ever use it again.Have not been cleared to drive yet .The Dr. most likely will want me off most of the meds first.My condition is almost identicle to Bruces' who replyed above . Much looking forward to my compete recovery.
    thanks again ,dfitz
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