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Thanks for all your support, this board is great! I called the oncall number and the doctor who called me back said she could increase my vicodin to 7.5 but didnt think that would help much due to the severe nerve pain. She said there was better medication but she could not phone them in I had to go see a doctor! :(
I wound up at the ER last night. I just could not take the nerve pain anymore, it was so severe. Hubby came home from work, took one look at the pain I was in and off we went. They took me back right after triage and were wonderful. The doctor at the ER paged Ortho for over 3 hours but they never showed up so he called my Ortho group that did the surgery and they said they felt comfortable letting me go home but want to see me after Christmas. They gave me IV pain meds and valium which helped immediately, plus a rx for stronger pain meds that are extended release, so far today they are helping alot.
I don't understand why the surgeons office did not take my nerve pain/numbness seriously last week, very upsetting. This doctor at the ER did not know if its post op swelling or something else, he said he really did not believe it was post op swelling. They did do several xrays to make sure everything was in place and it was.

Thanks for listening...

Lori
Do they have you on any regular muscle relaxer? If not you should request one from whatever doctor you see. If the valium helped in the ER you could have muscles or muscle spasms that are affecting the nerve. I occasionally need a muscle relaxant - for some reason sometimes the nerves get irritated by the muscles. In fact, sometimes a muscle relaxant works for me more than the vicodin or advil/aleve.
[QUOTE=SpineAZ;3363733]Do they have you on any regular muscle relaxer? If not you should request one from whatever doctor you see. If the valium helped in the ER you could have muscles or muscle spasms that are affecting the nerve. I occasionally need a muscle relaxant - for some reason sometimes the nerves get irritated by the muscles. In fact, sometimes a muscle relaxant works for me more than the vicodin or advil/aleve.

Good idea, I will mention it to my GP today.