I am 8 weeks out from scs implant surgery. Wish I could give raving reviews at this time but that has not been my experience. The pain level is about the same if not a little worse. I am curious to know how long it takes to get off the pain meds. I am nowhere near that yet. Is this normal? I think I am reading where many continue on with pain meds for a long time after being implanted. What are your experiences?