some clonidine pref. Catapres patches 1-5 on at a time and a potent benzo like Klonopin and Trazadone or Amitriptyline at bedtime. Advil or naproxen can help muscle aches. some helpful non-med things are: D or DL-Phenylalanine, L-Tryptophan or 5-HTP, GABA, Taurine, L-Theanine, an Amino-acid complex, multi-vitamin and mineral, calcium and magnesium, B-Complex 50-100mg 3 times a day, extra B5 Pantothenic Acid, Inositol( with GABA and amino acids)(niacinamide and B6 with L-Tryptophan and Taurine and GABA), Omega-3, Bromelain( an enzyme from pinnapple that is anti-inflammatory, SAMe, protein,. OTC meds: Benadryl or Bonine or both, epsom salt baths. Herbs: Valerian root, Passionflower, Catnip (has mild narcotic effect), Scullcap, Lemon Balm, Hops, Chamomile, Ginseng, Rhodiola ROSEA Root, Siberian Eleuthero. some of the herbs have a GABA antagonist effect like Benzodiazepines. some other meds that can help are Seroquel, Tramadol, Suboxone ( oxycodone is a tough opiate to D/C, it is a good one for a replacement opioid to taper. they use combos like Tramadol and Phenobarbitol and Clonidine and Trazadone or Pamelor or Remeron for sleep. a couple days of Suboxone taper and it would blow your mind how good it works, Subutex is a different version.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,
current Rx: MScontin 100mg q8hrs. , dilaudid 8mg q6hrs. prn, oxymorphone IR 10mg q6 ,vistaril 50mg prn nausea, Lyrica 150mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M. 10mg PM prn, Soma 350 mg 3X, Elavil 25 HS, diazepam 10mg bid prn, Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 1000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, ALA