Thanks for sharing more info Debbie:)...I think I posted some of that info before knowing you were on the 200 mgs...So we were all thinking the 400's at 4800 a day...We just wanted you to be safe!..
And my other info was more 'FYI' to everyone about the 'taking more than on the bottle' about ibuprophen and/or acetaminophen...Some people think that doing this with non narcotics is no biggie...but wanted to say that Dr.s pay attention to everything we do...
So wasn't trying to say you were doing this and apologize if my post wasn't clear...
Again..I am friends with my PM outside of our office visits and we chat for hours about his days and what he sees, and has to go through wanting to care for his patients...he shares the good, bad, and the ugly..
He NEVER says names or any information that goes against HIPAA regs....Always just talks in generalities as I love to learn about his line of work and medicine in general as I used to be a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for close to 10 years...
I really do feel for the wonderful and caring Dr.s these days and all the hoops they have to go through...they think most of it is good to weed out those who aren't there for the right reasons...so that they can spend more time on patients like us who truly need care..
It really sounds like time for you to move to a extended release medicine to manage your pain more steadily and less pills to have to worry about everyday.
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006