I had a two level TLIF S1-L4 on February 22nd. In the hospital I was started on Gabapentin and gradually increased to 2700mgs a day. My nerve pain at almost nine weeks is awful and the Gabapentin is not working. My neurosurgeon is out of town so his PA prescribed Lyrica to try. She said to just swap them out and it would be okay. I get nervous to do that and am tapering the Gaba currently. I have not slept well, feel like I am gonna come out of my skin and wake up dry heaving since the second day of tapering. My back/hip pain has increased but my nerve pain is oddly better. It is almost like the Gaba was making it worse.
I am seriously debating not taking the Lyrica but this also has me very, very nervous about having to come off the Oxycodone IR I take 4 x's a day 5mg tabs and valium 3 xs a day 5mg. If Gaba is this bad, how bad is Oxy/Valium? I would love to trash all the meds. I already got off Ms Contin about 3 weeks ago feeling about the same as I do with the Gaba withdrawal.
Anyone else have the Gaba withdrawal? How about Oxy/Valium withdrawals? I hate that the pain is still bad enough that I HAVE to take the Oxy/Valium just to be able to move and literally get out of bed.