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Pain meds

I have read several posts that talk about taking pain meds for several weeks post op. I am now at day 6 after L5/S1 fusion. I have not had to take any pain meds today and still feel good. I am worried that these pain meds are making me feel jittery and flu-like. Has anyone else felt this way after the surgery? Was it the pain meds or is it left over from the anesthesia? Thank you for any feed back.


  • LC84LLC84 Posts: 599
    edited 02/25/2014 - 5:49 AM
    I personally have not had any negative reaction to my pain meds, but everyone is different. Also, I was on them for a while prior to surgery so my body is somewhat use to them. I know anesthesia can have some lasting affects. If you feel better without them, great. The Doc can always change meds if the pain worsens and the symptoms continue.
    Progressive DDD
    Chronic S1 Radiculopathy
    Discectomy L5-S1 2002
    Discectomy, Laminotomy/Foraminotomy L3-S1 January 2014
    Bilateral SI Joint Fusion and 2 level spinal Fusion October 2014
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