I am 9 weeks out from lumbar fusion (S1 -L4 and stabilization device L3 - L4).
I have been on up to 80mg Percocet and 1800mg Neurontin per day but have been able to reduce Percocet to about 10mg per day taken at night. I have developed a lot of numbness in both feet. I need a cane due to a problem with stability. I have developed bad short term memory loss and my wife claims I am babbling all the time. I am wondering if others have experienced these problems? Is there a normal amount of time when I can go back to my mostly sedentary job without needing Neurontin? I couldn't do it now as I must bend and lift heavy files and need my pre-surgery mental ability which is not there now. Should my doses of Neurontin soon be able to drop?