Extended Release Pain Meds...
Hey Spiney friends,
Got a question? I have been on Percocet since my fusion last Nov. I hate being on the roller coaster ride with this medication, but I have severe pain..level 8 every afternoon/night.
I see my surgeon on Thursday, and want to talk with him about adding an extended release med. He is typically very scared about prescribing drugs, and he would not even give me a pain pump in the hospital after my fusion.
What I'm thinking about is a drug a little less potent than oxycontin. I think he might go for that without issue.
I need some input about some of the Ex Release drugs that anyone has tried, and how they work for them.
I'm also going to ask him to start my on Cymbalta. Lyrica helped some of my nerve pain, but the swelling was profound.
Thanks so much!!!!