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Need to alleviate sciatic pain in left leg after fusion surgery for L4 to S-1

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,241
    hello elisea!

    just reminder...to please always let doctor know about supplements taken, as doctor need to know everything, for those times where something may interact with med he has prescribed.

    i may have missed it, but ...when did you have your fusion surgery? and did you speak with your doctor about your lack of sleep?

    i was never a candidate for surgery, but with my chronic pain i struggle with sleeplessness, which is not uncommon, but something that can be dealt with.
    i was so irritable, hyper and wanting to pull out my hair with the crazy making no sleep!

    my pain management doctor did sleep study on me. i thought it would be waste of time since i don't sleep...or not enough sleep for test to show anything.
    but it did show something and doctor treated me successfully.
    i still may have one or two nights a week where as i'm not sleeping, but i can deal with that.

    curious if you mentioned your nausea from hydrocodone to your doctor?
    he may be able to give you a med you can tolerate better??

    you may be interested to read...recovery the most important phase....as it seems you may be a recent post op...??
    i wish you the best with your continued recovery and work with physical therapy.

    please click on link for helpful information!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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