Brief history--had a laminectomy almost nine years ago at L4-L5. Residual pain lasted well over a year and spiralled into a deep depression. Fast forward to two years ago. Began experiencing unbearable radiating pain from my lower back to my toes and left leg numbness. Had bilevel fusion (L4/L5 and L5/S1) at the end of June. Started on Percocet, then downgraded to Vicodin, both were effective. Then I was downgraded to Darvocet without being told; three weeks ago, it was Ultram (again, no warning). Talk about a waste of a copay. Am I the only one who gets no relief from it? To top it off, my SI joints decided to fire up, with more radiating pain. Awesome. See the doc on Monday for a consult. Any advice?