It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
I have DDD / bone on bone at L5S1. I had surgeries to fix congenital stenosis and a herniation and now I’m suffering from the unintended consequences. Doctors won’t agree to do a fusion yet. Anyway, I’m trying my best to maintain my full time job but the pain is absolutely horrible in the mornings. It takes hours to control it once I’m awake. I have a brand new adjustable gel mattress which seemed to help at first. I have been taking extended release (Xtampza) for a couple months now and I try to take it right before I go to bed. I still wake in horrible pain. The doc has given me immediate release Percocet for breakthrough pain. I’m wondering if I should set an alarm in between my sleep schedule to take a Percocet? Has anyone tried this?