I am waiting to have a laminectomy and discectomy on Dec. 12th. I can not wait. I really want to get of my meds or at least have them lowered. I am currently taking 75mcg Fentynal every 72 hours, 5/325 Percocet 2 every 4-6 hours, and amitriptyline 50 mg at night. When I went this week to refill both amitriptyline and Percocet the cost increased and I could not fill them and was without for a week and was in so much pain.
So my question is in your experience after surgery were you able to lower or discontinue your meds? I have been on most of my meds for over a year now. I am really hoping to be free of my meds they are like a ball and chain. I so want to live a normal life again!
Acdf C5 C6 12/13/12
Laminectomy and Discectomy L5 S1 12/12/13