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how do you approach a subject like this?

kazmistress28kkazmistress28 Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Pain Medications
I wanted to pop in and see if anyone on here has had weight loss surgery and has had to still use their pain meds. I know I will be given dilaudid after my surgery via the IV and given liquid pain meds when I go home. Right now I am on the last 2 of my norco 10/325s. I rarely see my spine surgeon anymore since the second fusion. The last 3 times I saw him it was for a flare. I rarely have flares anymore but boy am I having one right now. After my surgery I will no longer be able to take NSAIDs. What is left? Narcotics and muscle relaxants! I don't even know how to approach this with him. I know that even if I lose 100 lbs, I am still going to be in hell with my back, because my Stenosis and DDD are hereditary.


  • Surgeons will only prescribe medication for so long. You need to see a pain management doctor! Ask your surgeon to recommend a good one.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
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