Lumbar Discectomy/Laminectomy, hips and thighs burning. Prescribed percocet, tramadol, gabapentin. Can strong medicine be taken?
I had a Lumbar Discectomy/ Laminectomy on the L5-S1 2 days and my butt, hips, & Thighs are burning on both sides instead of just the left which is where I had the problem? Last Night sucked I think I cried most of the night. My surgeon sent me home with the same prescriptions/dosage I had before my surgery and I feel Like I might die.( Percocet 7.5/325 1every 6 hrs; Tramadol 2 every 6 hrs; Gabapentin 800mg 1 x 3 times per day.) Is there something that would be better or more of a extended release medicine so I can sleep more than 2.5 hrs at a time? I am miserable. What should I do? Do I have the right to ask for something a little stronger for a few days:
Yes, there is no problem if you want to extend the doses of analgesics. I would suggest you to take Brufen for pain relief. Also take rest and keep your leg in bending position. It would be better soon.
Answered: Sun, 20 Apr 2014
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