About Me: Male, 54, Salt Lake City, UT, member since Oct 2012
I herniated a disk, not really sure when, but the sciatic pain started setting in back in May. By the beginning of July it was getting hard to get around and by the end of that month, I was completely bedridden. My Dr. wrote me a prescription for Lortab (5/500) for the
[More] pain, which I took, 4x per day, for about a month and then stopped, not liking the way they made me feel and finding that Ibuprofen worked for the pain just about as well as the Lortab. I tried a number of alternatives to surgery, but nothing seemed to work. I scheduled surgery for Sept. 24. Prior to te surgery I had been off the Lortab for about 2 weeks, without any WD symptoms that I noticed. Following the surgery, I was on Percocet (7.5/375) for 4 days (a total of 17 pills) because I hated the way they made me feel. I think the results of the surgery have been good, I'm now able to get out and walk for 30-45 minutes at a time 3 or 3 times a day. I'm still very weak physically though, from having been bedridden for nearly 3 months and, probably, the WD from the drugs. Insomnia and fatigue are still taking their tole on me and I'm almost to day 12.
I want to thank all those who have offered advice and support so far. I'm sure there's more to come and I look forward to the advice and support continuing.
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