I am with the others, you are self medicating with the percocets which is why you aren't having withdrawal from the vicodens and the additional Lyrica that you are taking is also self medicating. It is not just taking extra pain mediction that gets a patient in trouble, it is adjusting /taking more of ANY medication than your doctor has prescribed that is illegal. In some states, it can bring you legal troubles, and then there are the federal laws that also apply.
I have little tolerance for doing what you are doing.
I understand being in pain, but I am beginning to think that anyone who wants treatment for pain needs some kind of class about
being in pain treatment, similar to ones they do for diabetics that lay out the rules per se....
A Pain Treatment 101 class seems to be the answer. What works for one may not work for another. Do NOT adjust the dosage of any of the medications given to you on your own. If your pain is not relieved, then call your doctor and ask them what you should do....most of it seems like common sense, but I am beginning to believe that there is a whole slew of people who have no common sense when it comes to following the directions . If one medication is not working , taking extra is not going to somehow make it work for you. You may have to try several medications before one is found that offers you any substantial relief...pain treatment is a trial and error process.
When you are caught, and you will be eventually, you will find yourself left with no options for any further treatment outside of non steroidal anti inflammatories, because doing what you are doing will follow you for a long time .
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.