I posted on this but with no response yet, then today: I went to my pm doctor. My surgeons office had called an scheduled my surgery for July 23. My pm doc wrote my prescriptions for the time up until my surgery then a separate prescription with an increased dose for the date of my surgery on so my husband would be able to fill them on the date of surgery. I usually take a 90mg avinza once daily along with 3 7.5 percocet for BT and then muscle relaxers, gels, tens unit, etc. The pm doc kept the avinza the same but the percocet will increase to 10mg 4 times a day and then she said i may need to take it every 4 hours the first week or so, and if so, my husband could pick up another prescription when that one ran out. Is it normal to increase the medicine this much after surgery? Im wondering if maybe she is worried im to tolerant to the meds and is increasing the dose for right after surgery. How hard will it be for me to go back to my normal dose after the surgery? I think she was just trying to get me all set for surgery since I can only get pain medicines from her office per my contract with her, but I am wondering what happens if I am lucky this time and the pain isnt as bad (prayingggg). Will I be able to cut the 10mgs in half as the surgical pain goes away? Hoping this surgery helps me to be able to cut down on pain meds a whole lot, so I dont wanna become dependent on a higher dose if i dont need to. Am I just being paranoid or is this a normal procedure? I just used the neuro for my prescriptions after surgeries one and two, so I am not really familiar with how it works when you throw a pain management doc into the mix??????