Sorry should have posted this here:
Hi I have multi level DDD from the age of 22, I have managed ok with it until 3 months ago when I was hit by the horrendous spasms lasting 5 days, I took a few days off work, then returned for 2 weeks but have been off ever since. I have never had a "flare up" which has gone on this long. Anyway my GP has been very supportive but I'm now worried about the cocktail of medication I am on.
I spoke to the GP today and he is insisting that I get an MRI. He has told me to keep with the baclofen and gabapentin as the gabapentin can take a few weeks to work (started them 17 days ago) He has suggested that I add Tramadol into my cocktail of drugs which now stands at
Cocodamol 30/500mg. 2 x 4 times daily
Diclofenac. 3x 50mg daily
Baclofen 30mg daily
Gabapentin 1200mg daily
Omeprazole 20mg daily
Citalopram 20mg every other day
Tramadol 50mg, 4 times daily
I'm actually a bit worried about taking all of this medication as it sounds an awful lot, but I guess I need to trust my GP and hope I get the MRI appointment soon so they can see what is going on (hopefully).
Do others have such a cocktail of medication?