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But not sure if I can take the pain(s)
Have been on very high doses since my two lumbar surgeries last year - Oxycodone 30mg, 6x day and morph sulf ER 30mg 3x day. 360 mme. As of today I am off Oxycodone and only take morphine 30 2x day. The titration schedule from my doctor has me going back up on Oxycodone 5mg 3x day while I take morphine down over the next 9 days, then 1.2.3 drop the Oxy and be done with opiates (forever ?)
The idea is to see how what my baseline pain is and if I can deal without taking opiates. Based on how bad it’s been since I was on 10mg Oxy/day I can imagine a low dose (relatively) 5mg at night to get through this.
I am still taking 600mg Gabepentin and 4mg Tizanidine 4x day. Dr just added cymbalta. I have horrible nerve pains mostly below the knees as one of a few residual surgical effects. My feet are in constant pain after walking .25 miles so I can’t get much walking exercise in right now. PT with major stretching and exercise ,some swimming, and light cardio are all I can handle. I get loback steroid injection Monday to try and alleviate the foot pain. I get acupuncture and massages regularly for very tight muscles which spasm like crazy at night. I continue to try to find the right mix of MM, that certainly takes the edge off but makes me stupid and on top of the gabepentin just makes me stupider and sleepy.
L3-S1 ALIF Feb 2018 and
L3-S1 PLIF Laminectomy and Fusion March 2018