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What medications are you using

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,434
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Maintenance
Now that you have already had surgery and am in some phase of recovery... What is the medication mix that you are taking?
Prior to surgery you probably had a wide range of medications and some strong pain medications. Then after surgery, you probably also kept up those pain medications.
But then after time, the need for some of those medications will diminish and perhaps different ones will crop up

For instance, I have not had surgery since 2000, but have had additional herniated discs and countless flareups.

My current mix is:
Oxycodone IR 5mg
Zanaflex 4mg
Neurontin 400mg 4x day
Ambien 10mg (as needed)

At some point, I hope to eliminate the Oxycodone... I was successful in eliminating Oxycontin just about 2 months ago.

My Pain Management doctor though believes I will need to stay on some type of pain medication perhaps for life. But that is a different story
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 


  • Neurontin 600mg x 3/day
    Tramadol 50mg x 4/day taken with
    Tylenol 1000mg x 4/day
  • 10 weeks post-op:

    Norco 7.5mg (1/2) X2/DAY
    Soma 350mg X2/DAY
    Lexapro 10mg/DAY

    I still want Motrin :( !!!!
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  • Neurontin 1600mg 3 times a day
    Carbamazepine 300mg 3 times a day
    Zanaflex 6mg 4 times a day (activity can cause variation)
    Celebrex 200mg 1 to 2 times a day
    Imitrex 100mg tabs as needed
    Baclofen 10mg tabs as needed

    5 months post op C-spine SCS
    16 months post op C2 Ganglionectomy C1 decompression
    3.5 years post op barrage of lumbar surgeries
  • :) alright here goes: =)) 60mg time released Morphine x3 daily, Percodan as needed for breakthrough pain, Ativan as needed,Es Vicodan as needed,Lyrica 300mg daily, carbamazepine 200mg x5 daily, Risperdal 1mg x3, Zoloft 50mg x2, numerous vitamins and supplements every day. these are my medications. 8} Jenny :)
  • Ultram - 200 to 300 mg a day-2 pills at 5am-9am-12pm

    Neurontin -1300mg a day (slowly increasing until I find a good amt. for me) 400mg in AM -400mg at noon -500mg in eve (at this time)

    Klonopin -8mg a day- 1mg in Am -2mg at noon -2mg at 3pm -3mg at 7pm

    lunesta 3mg @ bed prn-usually 2 to 4 times a week.

    That's it for me when it comes to meds. I take lots of vitamins also. I'm a big believer in vitamins.
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  • I had a hemilaminectomy 2/06. My current medication regime is:

    MSContin 30mg 3 times a day
    Oxycodone 15 mg as needed for breakthrough
    Zanaflex as needed for muscle spasms - but I use it with my
    Ambien 15 mg at bedtime (the Ambien wears off after about 3 or 4 hours, and when I wake up at 2 in the morning, I take one 4mg Zanaflex to get me back to sleep without feeling groggy the next day)
    I am also prescribed Mobic for inflammation, but I take it sporadically.

    Now, I WISH I could get off the medication. You would not BELIEVE how hard it is for me to keep them filled. BIG name pharmacies most of the time don't have it in stock, only order once a week and they "never know" when it's coming in. I understand, totally, because would you believe there are people out there that may rob the place? I know - surprised me too! BUT, understanding doesn't mean I have to like that fact.

    So, Ron - as usual a very good question; what other topics you have up your sleeve? :?

    Take care, now, you hear?

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,434
    Sometimes they just come out at the strangest times. It could be reading someone's post, could be outside mowing the lawn, driving in a car, etc

    I think what really moves me here is to do what I can to maintain the interest level for all members so that they want to come back for more.

    On another note, I am glad to see you posting more I missed not seeing you that often here. Oh, and btw your new avatar, I do like it, but its just not the same as seeing you.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Neurontin-1700mgs-400mgs@6am 400mgs@10am 400mgs@2pm 500mgs@7pm

    Klonopin-5mgs a day-1mg@6am 1mg@10am 1mg@2pm 2mgs@7pm

    Ultram 300mgs a day 100mgs@6am 100mgs@10am 100mgs@2pm

    I have not needed to take my lunesta in about one month
    and have slept much better.
  • Hi there, I'm just new tonight and am feeling my way around here, but right now I am taking:
    900mg gabbapentan
    50mcg fentanyole patch
    120mg statex (morphine)
    I decided to try and start to wein myself off the morphine this week, maybe to much to quick
    Now taking only 40mg a day, but today was a bad day, as I think I dropped it down to quick.
    Any thoughts? Frustrating day. :(

    Encouraging feedback would be great fully appreciated :)
  • I am on 5 mg. percocet. (supposed to be up to 6 a day, I usually take about 2-3)

    5 mg. valium (up to 8 a day. Usually take 4)

    I am suffering severe depression after this 2nd surgery. L5 lumbar discectomy and they had to take more out than they thought than the 1st time. So as of yesterday, I am on Zoloft.

    YUK. I HATE pain meds.
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