I was wondering what kind of meds people were on after surgery, how long people were on pain meds after their surgeries(and what surgery).
I will start it off- I am not having my second surgery until sept 21st. I am taking 5/500mg Vicoden and Flexiril. The problem is my pain doctor only prescribes vicoden and I have unfortunately developed a large tolerance to this medication and have to take 4-5 at a time 2-3 times a day. So I run out and I am cosntantly withdrawing and spend a week and a half to two weeks with no pain meds and my pain is a consistent 8 on the 1-10 pain scale.
I am having a 360 lumbar fusions at L3/4 to L4/5 on Sept 21st, 2011.