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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Hi Lala,
As far as your pain meds go, if you take them as the bottle reads you will be in much less pain. I had someone wake me or set the alarm to stay on schedule. If you let the pain get really bad it takes longer and more meds to get in under control. Should you still be in pain after following the dosage you should probably call your doc and let him know. There is no gain in trying to tuff it out and take less meds. If you are in pain your body is really under undo stress and that will make your recovery harder. Your neurontin is a low dose, you may need to talk to your doc about if that is effective for you as well. I am almost 11 months post op, I take 2400 mg of neurontin, ES Vicodin
(750 mg) 3 times a day, 10mg flexiril 3 times a day, and pamalor 10mg 2 at bedtime. Now I do have complications so don't think you will be like you are 11months later but you are on pretty low dose of meds for the type of surgery you just had.

I am so sorry your suffering still, trying to tolerate your pain is not part of recovery, no dr. will tell you to stay in pain, so call your doc and get this meds problem worked out so you can enjoy your new lil guy. Your really about half way thru the worst part of recovery, once you hit about 3-4 weeks post op it really does get much better.

Good Luck & God Bless

Carol