Sunday, December 15, 2013

Update on My Pain

Thursday when I saw my doctor, he instructed me to increase my Flexeril to three times a day and my Tramadol to four times a day, instead of just taking it as needed.  When I was taking it as needed, I didn't take it every time I felt pain because I have pain all the time.  I took the Tramadol when the pain was really bad.  I took the Flexeril when I had a lot of muscle spasm.  I filled a script for 60 Flexeril last February and still have four of them left when I saw my doctor.  That's how often I took it.  And on a really bad day, I might have taken the Tramadol three times, but most days I only took it once or maybe twice.  I worried about running out, about not having enough, about being without pain meds when the pain got really bad.  So I tried not to take the meds unless I really, really had to.

Well, yesterday I realized I was having far fewer muscle spasms than I had been having.  I think I had spasms just two times yesterday.  I haven't had any so far today.  And today I notice I'm not in as much pain.  I still hurt, but not nearly as bad.

I've been sleeping a lot.  I think the amount of meds is making me drowsy.  I don't care, though.  I'm just glad to have some relief from the pain.


  1. If you are pain so much, how can you have sex, especially rough sex? I would think that would be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, my level of physical disability makes it pretty near impossible for to find someone. But that's life!

    1. Well, I haven't had sex real recently. But I have days when the pain is not as bad as others. My back pain makes some positions too uncomfortable, but other positions are OK. And to be honest, sometimes some good sex is a good distraction from the pain.

    2. OK, if it works, it works!