TD - Well, the original pain is from my back surgery, however, along with the deep ache in my back and leg from the radiculopathy I can actually watch the muscles dance or twitch. The pain is so bad at times that I literally can see and feel my toes curl. It feels like a charleyhorse from the back down the leg and then my second, third, and fourth toes stiffen and then curl down by themselves.
As far as side effects, I really don't need to worry too much since I am always home, I work from home, I leave the house once a week to replenish the food supply around here...even then my son drives my car.
I had posted in another thread about
not really wanting to up my narcotics since I know I am going to be on them the remainder of my life and I don't want to be 70 and be out of avenues of controlling the pain, so I was thinking this might help some. I know that I was on Soma right after my surgery but that was prescribed by the surgeon and once I was done with followup I didn't get them anymore.
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, and trazodone