I am seven months out from PLIF and still having alot of pain. I am now on 50 fentanyl patch every 48 hours and percocet 30 mg every 4-6 hours for bt. I feel that my pain is real. BUT I am also concerned that maybe my body has got used to it and it doesnt work as well as used to.
My question is this, Do I quit the Fentanyl patches all together and try to tough through the pain. I mean, I have gone down from 75 to 50 in last 2 weeiks. I know I need to wean off them, so do I go to 25 for a couple and then none? I am so mixed up. I want off my meds, I want to feel better and am getting tired of this long recovery. So have any of you gone down on meds and found out you are better off for it. I have had many surgeries and can take pain. But even now, when 4 hours hit it starts to really ache again...Help, I need some imput. I go to ortho on Weds and would like a plan to work on. Hope this makes sense!