I stopped doing activities for a period of time and became asymptomatic and so i'd thought i'd be ready for some light gym activities. Well I thought wrong and now I am in considerable lower back pain. I have a large l4-5 hern. W/ severe stenosis. Will darvocet take considerable pain away??
What does your doctor say?
It's not a good idea to self-medicate , especially with a strong drug like darvocet, and most especially if you want to kill the pain without dealing with the underlying problem. You will do more harm than good.
See a doctor.
Darvocet never did me much good I had a very bad ear infection and the doctor prescribed it to me because I was under age and he couldn't give me anything really for pain. Darvocet is considered a low "pain killer relieve". Most people I know who have taken it honestly say it's like taking a tylenol. And thats how I felt too. If it helps you well then I guess I just have a high tolerance. Good luck with it though :lol:
Darvocet is one of the most mild of pain medicines yet it can be very effective for pain management when taken along with following the plan of care instructions of your doctor.
With that said, if you plan on continuing taking medicine without surgery you will seriously need to be refered to a pain management doctor. They are the only doctors that are truly qualified to manage your pain and actually make a plan of care to keep you out of pain at least enough to allow you to be partially normal.
If you are not having success with the darvocet as prescribed, do not increase your doseage because it contains tylenol and it will do some serious damage that is unrepariable! If you need more of the medicine, you could ask the doc for darvon, it is only the active medicine with no fillers or apap.
It is highly doubtful that darvocet will give you relief. You have not only centralized pain but radiculopathy (numbness in foot) that is caused by neral compression. You need to see a good surgeon pronto. Good luck to you.