Hi..I am happy to have found this site...nice to know I am not alone.
Had microdiscectomy 2 yrs ago, was doing real good til a couple months ago. MRI showed "protrusion" at L3L4 and bulges at both levels below that. Steroids and pain meds controlled most of the pain and I was functioning enough to work and live pretty normal. Then last weekend, that all changed, and now I am in constant agony. Can't sit, stand or lie down without mind-blowing pain in left buttock, leg and back, and foot is numb. Reg. doc gave me plenty of Percocet 5-325 and anti-inflammatories.The prescribed dose doesn't begin to relieve this pain. I take 2 at a time , then 1 every hour or so afer that. Also use heating pad strapped to my back, otc icy hot patch after that...surgeon appt is for Tuesday. Am I ok to continue the Percocets like I have been? I don't know if I'll make it til Tues..
thanks for any help