I've had a couple of pain free days. It gives me hope that my post op MRI this coming thursday will not show a reherniated disc after my microdiscectomy 7 weeks ago. I haven't taken my pain meds last night or today and I feel just fine. I try to avoid the muscle relaxants at all costs because I hate the side effects. Is it a normal part of the healing process to have a really bad day, only to have it followed by a few really good ones for no particular reason? Also, I don't think I stand to experience any withdrawal symptoms as I've only been on 150mg of Lyrica per day. I'm not sure if Lyrica was doing anything anyway. Do you think it's a good idea to stop the pain meds, seeing as I'm not in any pain at all? I know you're not doctors or pharmacists, I'm just looking for input before I speak to my doctor this week.