Hello everyone! :H
I'm two weeks post microdiscectomy/laminectomy and will be going for my check-up with the doc's nurse tomorrow. The surgeon that performed my surgery never prescribed any meds prior to my surgery. On my pre-surgical visit he asked me what I was taking for pain. I told him my primary doc has prescribed Darvocet and that I took it occasionally as well as Neurontin 3x daily.
The surgeon didn't offer any other pain med and I didn't ask. :?? Some of the pre consultation forms that I had to fill out like the medication agreement (contract) and the bold printed notice regarding the appropriate times to call for med refills (never on a week-end, only between 9a-3p weekdays) were very effective in deterring me from displaying any kind of drug seeking behavior. Geesh!
When I was discharged from the hospital I was given Rx's for forty 5mg-325 Percocet and forty 10mg Baclofen (muscle relaxer). I rarely take the Percocet, have 27 tablets still in the bottle, because it gives me a hang-over like headache. But I guess the pain is catching up with me because at the end of the day I feel like I've been hit on the backside with a baseball bat!
)( As long as I'm lying down the headache is mild so I take it at night.
The Baclofen makes me feel high and unsteady. So I also only take it at night. And I suspect this is the med that is responsible for the tiny blister rash that I have on my chest and shoulders.
When I see the nurse tomorrow I'm planning on discussing these issues and am considering asking for different medications. For sure on the muscle relaxer.
For those of you who are post surgery what was your experience regarding medications? I'm somewhat concerned about the possibility of my pain level becoming more than I can handle and not having any means for relieving it. I'd certainly like to have some kind of tablets on hand if needed. I've already gotten the impression that I have to ASK for anything that I might need.
Thanks for any info