Spine Surgery And Pain Meds Not Working

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Andrea Says:
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I was prescribed Percocet in the hospital. In the hospital they were giving me 2 every 4 hours. I continued that at home. Today when I ran out I looked at the bottle and I was supposed to switch to one every 4 hours. They also prescribed Norco 5 for after I finished the Percocet, so since I didn't have any I started the Norco today. I am in pain and they aren't working. I didn't sleep at all last night. What do I do?

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Elaine Says:
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You don't say what mg the Percocets were but Norco is a totally different medication, it is not as strong as the Percocets. In my experience Advil works better than Norcos.

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Andrea Says:

The percocets were 5 and the norcos are 5. I have had gastric bypass so I cannot take NSAIDS. I did call the dr today and they are calling in flexeril.

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Verwon Says:

Please post back and let us know if the Flexeril helps. It is not an analgesic, it is just a muscle relaxant.

The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth.

Are you on any other medications?

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Andrea Says:

I did get a nap today so I would say the flexeril helped. I was on robaxin so they took me off of it.

I have dysautonomia. For it I take celexa, welbutrin, and klonopin.

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