Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

advertisement
advertisement

In this Discussion

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

Notice
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

how do you approach a subject like this?

kazmistress28kkazmistress28 Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Pain Medications
I wanted to pop in and see if anyone on here has had weight loss surgery and has had to still use their pain meds. I know I will be given dilaudid after my surgery via the IV and given liquid pain meds when I go home. Right now I am on the last 2 of my norco 10/325s. I rarely see my spine surgeon anymore since the second fusion. The last 3 times I saw him it was for a flare. I rarely have flares anymore but boy am I having one right now. After my surgery I will no longer be able to take NSAIDs. What is left? Narcotics and muscle relaxants! I don't even know how to approach this with him. I know that even if I lose 100 lbs, I am still going to be in hell with my back, because my Stenosis and DDD are hereditary.
advertisement

Comments

  • Surgeons will only prescribe medication for so long. You need to see a pain management doctor! Ask your surgeon to recommend a good one.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
Sign In or Register to comment.