I'm 3 months out of a 3 level fusion of my lumbar (L2-T11). I still am taking Norco daily (4-6 pills), Cymbalta for depression, Ambien for sleeping and Clorazepate. I really seem to be feeling the hardware in my back more as I heal also.
Are most people still on pain medicine this far out?
Also, I know this is controversial but I live in Oregon where Medical Marijuana is legal and curious if anyone has used that for pain with/or substitue for the meds. I can't imagine Marijuana worse then taking Norco(Hydrocodone) every day?