I am on several pain meds; Oxycontin 60 3x a day(pain), Norco (pain) 6-8, Bacloflen (muscle relax) 2 3x a day, Neurontin (nerve pain) 2 3x a day and Lunesta (sleep).With this list of meds and diagnosis listed below, which I barely learned what exactly it meant and it wasn't too pretty. I have arthritis, tear, disk protrusion and degeneration-basically to break it down. My pain has increased over the last two years, and that is when I started my pain meds about 1-1 1/2 years ago. I have talked to my OBGYN and pain management doctor and surgeon; I have yet to have surgery as of now. My overall result is surgery, and the surgeon said I am unable to have the disk replacement which is what I was really hoping for. I am going to have the fusion on lower lumbar L5-S1 area. The doctors say to have surgery first before becoming pregnant? Another surgeon said to have kids first but get off the pain meds? I have done some of my own research and also have found that taking the prescription drugs while pregnant is not horrible and the baby will not have birth defects and/or problems. It is at birth where the baby might have withdraws but in some cases will not and will be fine! I am just curious on what my fellow people who deal with this type or similar back pain, and feel what they would do in this situation? Have you gone through this already? Or is someone out there dealing with the same question and searching for the same answers as I am? My husband and I have been married for 11/2 and we are very ready to start a family. Any advice, answers or comments would be appreciated. I just don't know what would be the better choice, to try now on pain meds or what till I am all well and healed from back fusion surgery? Thank you in advance for your time, and hopefully I don’t have too many typos and/or missed spelled words.