I just started on pain management. I have scoliosis and am in a great deal of pain as soon as I get up in the morning. My PM doctors has me on 7.5 hydro and 350 aceta.. and I am supposed to take it 3 times a day. 1 in the morning, one mid day and one around 6pm. I am afraid of 2 things. So basically I am taking a total 23mg of hydro and 1000mg of acetaminophen EVERY DAY. First, is this a regimen that can be sustained for the rest of my life and if so, how are these meds and amounts going to affect my health? I am 30yrs old male.
My second worry is that I may become dependent on this drug and am afraid that I won't be able to quit.
Anyone has any advise for me? I appreciate your input.