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.