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After Back Surgery, Does Follow Up=Doped up or Movin' Up?

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*Lovenox Shot: 1x per day. Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (my bloodclots) and prohibit new clots from forming
*Neurontin: 1x per day, Used to take for nerve pain
*Lexapro: Anti anxiety pill taken 1x per day
*Benedryl & Xantax: Used only as needed to help with sleep at night when feeling pain

So, as you can see I have to be careful in what meds I am taking when and in what combination. I have been testing all varieties to from the day of diagnosis to now to find the best solution for pain management…which is almost impossible because my pain is always changing. The doctor says I will never go a day without any pain. I can handle this. I just need to get to a point where it is tolerable and I am able to function in daily life without feeling “doped up”.


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Great to hear you're doing better and freed from the tubes. Have a good recovery and get rest.

July 15, 2009 - 4:26pm
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