I am one week post op for lumbar fusion and decompression. I am taking 10mg oxycodone every 4 hours, 5mg valium every 6 and now they want to start me on Gabapentin. I know it is still early in recovery, I called me told them that the pain is still really bad and the numbness legs,feet and hips are a concern. I have been reading and talking to people that the mental health issues that are very common bring me to have reservations with starting this medication.
Can anyone tell me if Gabapentin is a good solution for nerve pain. Even with the other pain medication. I would like to go back to my oxymorphone which in my 14 years of a Pain was the only medication that EVER helped. I am trying to not get discouraged knowing it's still early in recovery. But all the oxycodone is doing now is making me able to get out of bed.
I appreciate your thoughts and reviews. God bless