Im going to have a laminectomy and fusion L3, 4. Minimally invasive with screws. I have been told two different things about when to stop taking Ibuprofen before the surgery. Five days , and 7 days. My pre op is 6 days before my surgery. I have communicated with the Surgery coordinator, and my medical Doctor who cleared me for Surgery. I see the Surgeon for the pre op appointment. My medical Doctor said stop taking everything except critical meds like blood pressure. Even a multi vitamin.. which seems a bit extreme. For those that have had spine surgery can you share what meds you stopped taking and for how many days before surgery. What medication you were allowed to take. It’s going to be a long week without Ibuprofen.