Hi all. Wishing you a pain free day. I had a fusion at L5/S1 and laminectomy at L4/L5 7 weeks ago. Been suffering from a lifting injury (as an EMT) for 2 years. Had a decompression last year and several injections.
Last week I woke up with extreme dizzy spells one morning-so bad it was hard to walk. I have never experienced that before or since. Do you think it could be related to the surgery?
Also, any advice on weaning off of the pain meds? It's been 2 years and I just tried weaning from Percocet 10/325 to Vicodin 7/750 and it really does very little for the pain. I also take Flexeril but mostly at night as it makes me sleepy.
Some days I feel great, but then tend to overdo it and feel rotten the next day. Other days when it's real rainy like it's been, I hurt all day long. Thanks in advace for any advice from those who have been there.