For those who have or are doing an SCS trial.
What was your experience as to what pain meds you could or could not take during the trial?
I was told by my second opinion PM that pain meds would be stopped completely before a trial was done. My local PM who is doing the trial has not said anything about needing to stop the meds.
Information I find on web searches seems to be all over the place. I am not taking anything more substantial than 10/325 Lortab and while I have been taking 5-8 a day as a norm, I will reduce that. I just wonder what others have been told to do. I know nsaids and blood thinners are a no-no.
I also plan to follow up and double check with my PM, though when I asked them at the scheduling time for the trial they made no mention of it at all. I honestly am not having a good time with pain right now anyway. So really not looking forward to cutting back or stopping. I'm afraid missing too much work may cost me my job at this point