Hi everybody! Like the title says, I'm currently recovering from ACDF anterior surgery and a fusion of my c4-c7 posterior surgery. There's a plate in the front of my neck, a couple rods, and a handful of screws. Based on my x rays, every surgeon couldn't believe I wasn't paralyzed. I'm just about five weeks post op and healing relatively quickly, and only my back incision has to be bandaged and cleaned still. Stitches all came out about two weeks ago, and I'll be back at the doctors office in just a couple days. I'm still in a Miami-J collar 24/7. I'm 19 years old and my surgeons all said I'll recover well because I'm young (yay!) but right now I'm still having a lot of difficulty sleeping due to the pain. I've been prescribed amitriptyline and its doing its job to an extent (working in a pharmacy, I knew it would help me relax some) but I just can't get comfortable in the recliner I'm sleeping in, in bed, or on the couch even with something propped behind my head. I'm also having issues becoming extremely dizzy when standing or sitting up too quickly, and sometimes even when I'm just laying/sitting completely still. Only medication I'm on now is extra strength Tylenol and a 10mg amitriptyline once a night, so I don't think they're causing it. Any advice on how to make the pain more manageable or stop my dizziness?! Thanks in advance!