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Old 04-16-2008, 07:26 PM   #3
lala-whatsnext
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Re: question about pain relievers for ACDF

thanks that gives me an idea of in a normal case it should be. Each time he's had a surgery he is on the meds longer than most would be. Its a struggle that he lives with and I guess I do too. To me there is a difference between addiction that goes along with the mental addiction too and then there is the physical dependency that can happen to anyone. I myself was dependent physically on a narcotic as I took it for two years for a chronic condition. Getting off the meds for me was a matter of a decreasing dose over several weeks. For my husband it is a bit more of a struggle as he has that addictive personality. Once again thank for the information you gave me.
I want to help him and I wanted to be fair. Tomorrow will be four weeks since his surgery and I think the doses need to be lowered more.
Lala