For those of you who have been through fusion surgery, what, if any medications are you still taking?
I had my surgery on L3-5 on 9/24/07, and am taking the following meds:
-Flexeril - 10 mg. 1-2 x's per day (only at night
-Vicodin - 500 - 1-2 x's per day, sometimes 3x's depending on what I'm doing.
-Effexor XR (don't know dosage as it's downstairs) 1x per day replacing Cymbalta since Cymbalta is no longer on our formulary.
-Lyrica - 75 mg 3x's per day
These meds keep my pain under control, compared to pre-surgery when nothing would touch the pain. While I hate to take so many meds, my life is so much more manageable now.
So are my meds normal, more than typical, or better than normal?