I hope I don't sound as stupid as I feel asking this question. I have had my scs for 14 years, the day it was implanted I came home and threw away my oxicontin, dilaudid and hydrocodone, went through withdraw from meds for a few weeks, used Vicodin during that time. I currently take: 3x800 mg gabapentin and 2x500 mg naproxen, once or twice a year I may get 60 vicodin 500 mg and they last me for the year.
I rely on my scs to control my pain, don't get me wrong I am still in Pain but unless I am hurting so bad that I can't think or concentrate I don't take pain meds. I am starting to think after reading post here that I should go back on something, but my whole reason for the scs was to leave pain meds behind.
I have been happy just to be able to walk and be able to take care of myself, without the scs I am in so much pain that I cannot even sit or stand. But after many years of being a zombie I have stayed away from so many meds. Should I seriously talk to my Dr. about meds, I get trigger point injections from time to time and rf maybe I need a new pain management Dr.
Confused about how much pain I should really deal with I guess.