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I am 12 days post op from my ALIF with cage, rods screws, all that hardware stuff LOL. When I got into my room Monday night I knew there was something not right with my left leg, and a little on the right leg. The left leg, mostly the thigh area was numb, hurt so very badly but as time has progressed both legs now hurt still the left leg more than the right but I feel that my legs will give out on me and the nerve pain is just horrid. I had NONE of this prior to surgery. At post op the surgeons assistant was not worried she simply said that depending on how much I had prior to surgery it may get better when I informed her I had NONE prior to surgery she said "Oh" well then its just post op swelling and should get better but can't say when.

I am really worried. The physical therapist ordered a wheelchair for part time use at home because he is scared my legs are so weak and unstable they will give out on me. I have never experienced nerve pain, mine was all low back pain, I feel for each of you that have/had nerve pain, words just can't describe it.

Has anyone had my situation? No nerve pain prior to surgery but afterwards, and if so how long did it take for it to leave. The pain meds only reduce the leg pain by about 15%. They told me there is nothing else they can give me, Lyrica they can't rx beause I take Topamax for migraines.

Thanks for the help

Lori
Lori, can they adjust the topomax?? Also I am pretty sure their are people on the board that are taking both tompomax and lyrica/neurotin together??
[QUOTE=123dietdrpepper;3359730]Lori, can they adjust the topomax?? Also I am pretty sure their are people on the board that are taking both tompomax and lyrica/neurotin together??



I think they can adjust the Topamax, and I am totally willing to go off of it altogether. The nurse at the surgeon's office is not helpful at all. She told me I cannot stop taking the Topamax all at once, which is true, but I can wean off with my nero's assistance and then speak to him about the Lyrica. But to leave me until after the Christmas holiday in terrible pain with no answers, and no help is inexcusable in my opinion. She did give me 5/500 of the vicodin but its not touching the nerve pain which I told her and she said thats all she could do. If they suffered like we do with this pain they would have a TOTALLY different outlook!
Thank you for your response pepper. I hope you are feeling well and have a terrific holiday.

Lori