Did you go back to the surgeon who did the surgery? I might suggest that you go see your PCP and explain your situation, I certainly do not believe that you are being treated properly, and what your describing is certainly not normal, and would definitely be of concern especially if you have just had surgery to correct this problem. I would think your PCP would know what meds you can and can not take, and depending on your relationship (do you trust your PCP? can you talk with him/her? that type of thing.) your PCP should be able to talk with the surgeon who did your surgery, If not then maybe you should make an appointment with another doctor or surgeon and explain to them the problem you are having. The least they can do is put you on the proper meds, also did they do cultures? If they are going to give you meds they should know what they are treating. Since it has not been that long since your surgery, have you had any falls or straining yourself anything that could have affected your surgery and thus cause you to have this problem? Did your Doctor ask you about that? Bottom line is I can see from your post that you are not happy with your doctor ( and with I think good reason) so I would keep pressing to find answers! Don't let them get you down! Check with your PCP or find another Doctor and get a second oppinion, and maybe proper medicine! I am sorry for what you have been going through!
I wish you well!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!