I'm glad that it worked for you, but honestly, we tell everyone that if you are going to try to reduce your pain meds or stop them for any reason, you should only do so under the supervision of your PM doctor. While it is not usually dangerous, they can help you to aleviate any symptoms that might come up. Reducing meds without your doctors knowledge, while in theory is not a bad idea, can cause someone to get dismissed from their PM's office simply because they don't have the meds in their system that they are supposed to.
I'm glad that it worked for you and your pain meds are now helping better, but it's just not a good idea without your doctors knowledge.
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.