Please be careful on how many meds you take. It would be horrible if the one extra was one too many.
As far as the pain...I have a failed fusion too at the L5-S1. I could never get my pain under control at all until I had the last RFA. It took about three weeks and an added pain med, but that did it pretty well. I know I am no where near as depressed or stressed as I was before the RFA because the pain is less.
Also, please consider the heated blanket behind your back while sitting in a good recliner or other position that provides lumbar support.
I hope things ease off soon!
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.