I had a L4-5 lami in the summer of 2009 and a L4-S1 fusion in the spring of 2010. I started on lortab in the spring of 2009 and Lyrica was soon added. After the fusion my meds were changed to Norco and Soma and Lyrica. I have slowly reduced the amount of medication that I take and I am now on lortab 5-325 and Soma. I try to take these only once a day but the last couple of weeks it has seemed that they don't work as well. When I call he dr his nurse gives me the third degree. Sayig I shouldn't be taking these meds so far out post op. The dr never says anything like that. I guess my question is, how far post op are we expected to be on this medication. I can't function without. And I am near tears right now. Waiting and praying that my meds will help take the edge off.