I'm nearly 2 weeks post op for double ACDF. They started reducing my lyrica straight away as my neuropathic/radiculopathy pain seemed to be gone <:P . I was on 150mg 2x's per day. Reduction plan started at 75/150 for 1 week and now is at 75/75, and next week i'm supposed to go to 75mg at night... so here's the question... i'm noticing more persistent neuropathic pain in my right shoulder going down to my elbow... now i know that it can take awhile for nerves to heal... i just don't know if what i'm feeling is leftover nerve pain... should i talk to doc about staying on a particular level of lyrica for longer periods of time? am i coming down too fast (reduce each level of dosages after 1 week is the plan)? I'd welcome peoples experiences in coming down off lyrica... and any thoughts about this post-surgery phase...
Btw... everything else is going really well, except for the minor lump in my throat and the muscle spasms... all is really going as expected
so can't complain!
Thanks so much
L4-L5 fusion 1998; ACDF C4-6 2008; DDD