Yes 2009 has been a great year as besides the herniation issue I just came back from a root canal. Someone up there is really getting even with me...
Anyway as I was leaving and the doc telling me that I will have pain on that side for about 7 days, he gave me a scrip for Lodine and vicodin.
I used to take soma, lyrica and sodium diclofenic but now I am down to just the diclofenic (2-3 times a day) as the lyrica never worked and the bad muscle spasms or gone. That was definitely the best part of the 2 esi.
I am surprised the meds are so strong for the root canal when compared to the herniation and not sure about the mix or match. He told me that I would not need the diclofenic cause the lodine is an anti-infammatory but he said watch out as the vicodin will put you in a sleep, veggie state.