I am a little upset. I am 2 weeks today post op from a acdf at c3-7. my meds before surgery were Lortab 10mg 1 3 times a day. my mom says I am worried for you. (worrying that I may be addicted) because you should not need pain meds at 2 weeks after surgery. HOLY COW did she really say that. I was sooooo upset. I do see a pain mang. dr. Today has been a very painful day and I have taken 5 lortab today total. I guess the 2 great days I had I over did it a bit.
skelaxin 1 3 times a day( did not do anything )
2 zanaflex 4 mg at bedtime
Now post op I am 10 mg lortab 1-2 every 4-6 hrs. I really only take 2 first thing when I wake up. I hurt so much then. (guess this is normal to hurt like this first thing when you get up. As someone else said WHAT AM I DOING ALL NIGHT? haaha
and 1 zanaflex every 6 hrs for spasams during the day I really only use them 1 when I wake up. I was doing them again at lunch but have not really needed them.
Lidoderm patches at night on my right arm and shoulder tonight it is going on the neck.
((HUGS)) To everyone