im 11 days post op from a 2 level, L4-S1 open Laminectomy and Disectomy. I'm on Percocets 10-325, 1-2 tabs every 4 hours as needed for pain and Robaxan 750 every 6 hours.
Until yesterday I was taking the 2 percocets every 4 hours but decided to try to cut back to 1 every 4 hours today. I'm definitely hurting more and feel like I need the 2 but I'm so worried about becoming dependent on opiates that I'm aprehensive to keep taking the 2.
I have no substance abuse problems but have seen a friend and some family go down some bad roads with them. My husband is telling me I need to control the pain to heal and I shouldn't be worried about that right now.
Just looking for some advice on how soon after surgery you were able to cut back on the meds. I know everyone is different though too.