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Hello Gege,

I am 6 days post-op on L5 S1 open fusion with cages. I have been taking Paxil for depression for ages. You have to remember that an anti-depressant (at least the SSRI's) take about 2-3 weeks to really kick in.

For pain I was given:

Robaxin (for spasms)
Neurontin (for nerve pain)

I don't take the morphine. Only the remaining 3 and I'm up and walking around without walker. Get tired very easily as it seems to take so much effort to get anything done, (laying down with paper, meds, etc) but other than that, things have been going great.