I'm 4 wks post op microdiscectomy with laminectomy at l5-s1. My symptoms, such as muscle spasms, nerve twitching and "heaviness" in my thigh, seem to occur at night. Sometimes, I am up all night and pass out from exhaustion during the day. I take Gapopentin 300mg 3 at night, but I am afraid to take these every night. I also alternate taking an Advil PM. I find if I take the Gabopentin for more than one night, I don't get the same sleepy effect as I do when I skip a few nights. The same goes for the Advil PM.
Does anyone else feel the symptoms more at night. I hate taking meds and really don't want to take a sleeping pill, but I know that my body needs rest in order to heal.