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But which one??

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,842
There are so many different medications out there for spinal patients. For the purpose of this thread, I am going to eliminate the
nerve (Lyrica, Neurontin), muscle (zanex, baclofen) and others.

I would like to concentrate on the opiate, the narcotic medication that you are taking for pain relief.

This could range from a Tylenol with Codeine to Oxycontin 80mg.

What did you first start taking? What were the results?

Everyone is in different stages of their pain recovery or maintenance.

Over the years, I have been on so many different pain medications, patches, etc that at times its hard to keep tract. But I did, I logged all my medications. This way I would have a journal into the overall success of pain medications

Everyone is different. Some found better relief from pain medication "A", while others find that medication "A" doesnt do any thing for them.

Always keep in mind, that narcotics are never the answer for total relief. Please read The Blend This was a thread I put together a number of years ago.

Right now, I am interested in hearing from our members as to which pain medication worked the best for them and which ones did not
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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  • Unfortunately yesterday my doctor decided to drop me from 10 mg to 7.5. He said I will get too dependent on it and he won't prescribe higher than 10. He's my PC and doesn't require urine tests or pill counts so it's a lot easier than pain management.
    I know there are a lot stronger drugs, but with Norco I don't get constipated, fuzzy headed and I can drive with no problems.
    Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil
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