Re: Any alternative to Advil???
Sorry I can't help you. I had a fusion and with a fusion, my dr said no advil or ibuprofen for about 2-3 months. I can only take Vicodin and ES Tylenol for pain.
I noticed with the muscle relaxer Flexeril, that is made me sleepy and dizzy for the first couple of doses but that went away. How long did you try it for? I was fine after a couple of days, taking it 3 times a day and functioning fine. Same with Darvocet. Made me a bit tired, but not after subsequent doses. Didn't help the pain though.
You may try ES Tylenol. It makes me a tiny bit sleepy but no big deal.
Good luck to you,
6/30/04 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion L4-L5