Hope I have the right forum. I get so confused here.:) I left the hospital taking Percocet every 3 hours and Flexeril every 8 hours for three level surgery.
Less than a week later the NS's staff gave me a big lecture on addiction to Percocet saying that if I took it for two whole weeks I'd be addicted. I thought this attitude was very extreme and told them how I felt.
But I did manage to go on Vicodin instead which I now take 3x's per day along with Flexeril and Neurontin that my NS prescribed to replace the Celebrex I can no longer take.
It has been 2 1/2 weeks since surgery and I phoned NS nurse for a refill of Vicodin. They gave me 40. I still have alot of neck pain, lumbar stenosis pain and have been sick with bronchitis on top of it.
But it seems that quite a few people are taking pain meds for a longer period of time and at times, stronger meds. Can you please tell me how long you took pain meds after ACDF surgery?