Finally, after 5 years of pain and 3 years after my actual spinal fusion, I am pain free. I'd been on percocet, valium and muscle relaxers for almost all those years. I stopped taking these medications 3 weeks ago. It didn't occur to me to taper off, I just stopped them because I had no pain.
Since stopping the medications, I've had 5 migraines, some muscle tightness and fatigue. Does anyone know if this is normal or even if its due to not taking the meds at all???? I realize that a person's body adjusts to taking medications and becomes accustomed to having it. I'm not talking addiction but the simple fact of chronic pain and medication usage. How long before my body is clear of these medications and I am finally free from any side effect????
I so appreciate it. I'm glad to be pain free!!!!!!!