:? Hi everyone. I have been on Vicodin 5/500 3x a day and 15 mg morphine 2x a day for about a month and a half. I'm waiting for my neuro surgeons office to schedule one more MRI for me. He was not satisified with the quality of the previous open MRI.
He is thinking about doing either a C5-C6 ACDF or possibly posterior foraminotamy. My DO told me about 2 weeks ago he wanted to start cutting back on the vicodin because otherwise pain management post op would be more difficult. He also mentioned issues that could arise with breathing difficulty post op.
I got a new prescription of the vicodin and morphine today at the pharmacy. I took my evening meds. I notice sometimes with the vicodin it will make me very drowsy and kind of spacey without really alleviating my left arm, back and neck pain that much. But it puts me in a state of mind where I don't care about the pain so much. That happened this evening.
Other times these meds definitely help with the pain to a satisfying degree without making me particularly drowsy or spacey.
Odd, and I can't explain the variations of results.
Thanks for listening,
Western Band Cherokee