Re: analgesic adjuvants
I take a Oxycontin, Vicodin and Soma every day. I also take Xanax or Klonopin for anxiety or as a sleep aid (in that order). But the only time I take ibuprofen is for occasional monthly cramping or as an ingredient in OTC sinus or cold meds. I also take other Rx meds for non pain related issues. There is already enough acetaminophen in my Vicodin and most NSAID's are murder on my stomach, due to so many taken in the early years of PM.
In my experience, with back and spine issues, I've noticed that neuros and orthos have a tendency to prescribe what my neuro called the "back pain cocktail"......Opiate/opioid, Muscle Relaxer and NSAID.