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50 day post-op L5-S1 PLIF w/ "electrical shocks"

Recovery from surgery has been largely "normal", and surgery appears to have fixed the original problems, so ... YAY!  50 days out though, I'm still on opiates, which I hate, and several times a day I get these "electrical shock" sensations at the surgical site that are so severe, they drop me to the floor howling. I'm concerned that I will drop from one of these and re-injure my new back!  This pain is solid 10, and I cannot treat with meds because I cannot tell when they'll happen, or if they'll happen. I haven't been able to find a

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50 day post-op L5-S1 PLIF w/ "electrical shocks"

Hi there! Post surgical pain is often due to associated inflammation and usually gets better with time. After an initial period of rest, physiotherapy is usually initiated which would also help alleviate discomfort and improve muscle strength. You could discuss the situation and the expected, prognosis in detail with your treating doctor. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
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Good morning angels. Day 6 seems to be off to a little rocky start. Hard cravings, can't seem to shake. Working hard at staying busy. cleaning, laundry, garbage, and walk. Still not much relief. So what to do? Find my support on this site and start reading posts. It always works. Looking back to my first post a little over 4 days ago seems like a lifetime. What a difference one hour at a time makes. From 38 hrs on Mon. am to 137 on Fri am. Some of those hours were really bad, but you know, I didn't get this way in a 100 hrs, so I can't really clean it up in a 100 hrs. But what I can do is read what my fellow addicts are going through and be inspired to keep fighting. Tina, you are leading the charge. Thank you so much. Warriors don't give up. I refuse to give up the last 137 hrs of freedom because of my weak minutes. Already feeling stronger. And if today is just getting through the next 5 or 10 minutes at a time, so be it. I refuse to fail.
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Thanks for the help Kim!! Still struggeling bad!!!

Hi & Welcome, Listen, everyone is different and for most it is around 5 days. But, you were on them for a long time so that is probably a factor. You have had it rough buddy so try and be kind to yourself through this. Take the time you need to heal. Once the pills are out of your system and you start to feel better you may see things in a different life. I am sure this a tough time for you so like I said..hang in there. We are here to support you through anything so stick around. I will pray for you and your lady.
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