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Okay Richard, this is not good. You're a couple of weeks behind me on this fusion thing and you definitely need your sleep. It's possible your need for sleep is outweighed by your desire to stop the Vicodin.

Once a day will not an addiction make. Perhaps an hour before bedtime take a dose and by the time bedtime rolls around you'll be able to fall asleep?

One of the other of my pain meds that helps me sleep is Lyrica. I'm taking it for nerve pain in my skin from the incision. It's not addictive (although you do have to reduce the dose slowly.) It might be an idea.

Of course, what we both know you should do is phone your doctor and at least speak with his nurse. Sleep is just as important as your daily walks.
[QUOTE=paula456;3678412]Okay Richard, this is not good. You're a couple of weeks behind me on this fusion thing and you definitely need your sleep. It's possible your need for sleep is outweighed by your desire to stop the Vicodin.

Once a day will not an addiction make. Perhaps an hour before bedtime take a dose and by the time bedtime rolls around you'll be able to fall asleep?

One of the other of my pain meds that helps me sleep is Lyrica. I'm taking it for nerve pain in my skin from the incision. It's not addictive (although you do have to reduce the dose slowly.) It might be an idea.

Of course, what we both know you should do is phone your doctor and at least speak with his nurse. Sleep is just as important as your daily walks.

Thanks Paula . I am going to call the nurse today. I'll let you know what she says.