I just wanna talk about pain & meds. I néed to schedual another appt with my new Rhum & talking to you guys first helps.
Here is my Routine: When kids are in school I'm up around 6:15 am but with summer break it's been 8:30am. I have my coffee & take Savella & Bupropion with my vitamins & minerals. I eat about 1 - 1 1/2 hours later (hate breakfast) so I can take my 100mg Tramadol & IB Profren. This usually takes 2 hours to kick in. In the meantime I'm a 9 on the pain scale. It doesn't do much, just takes the edge off. Unfortunetly it isn't very effective & seems I hardly work. I wait atleast an hour then I take my muscle relaxer (Cyclobenazpr/Flexeril) which is when I actually feel some releif. I'm able to move around & do stuff but of course always hurt, doesn't go away. By the time I'm moving around it about noon-1pm. I'll take my Tramadol & IB Profren again around 2 or 3 pm. I seem to feel alittle better. But I always feel best in the late afternoon - evenings. I try to get dinner done or whatever I can then. My husband get mad because I'm trying to cleanup dinner & other things that have to get done. But things I can't do earlier in the day, evening chores. I've been staying up later, needed that time to myself & take advantage of feeling better than I do all day.
I do realy on my meds now. If I don't take them, I don't do much of anything. But I have had to be the one feeding our farm animals. We have the 4 kids. Then our renters caused $7000 in damages, they were there 6 months. So we have been repairing, replacing, painting, cleaning ect for almost 2 months now. About 90% done. So I know I'm pushing myself which caused more pain & fatigue. I have my days of rest. But I know that when it gets cold I'm gonna be worthless. Pain meds won't keep the vomiting away when I over do it then...
So with that being said. I like that Tramadol is a mild drug but I hate that it takes sooo long for it to do anything & does very little. I know I shouldn't ask for a different pain med but I'm sure there is another way. Atleast since uppin my meds I actually feel like I'm living alittle which is good
Hi tori, I was on a pain killer with codeine and paracetamol called solphodol, and was similar to you in that it took a while to kick in but could not function without them. Felt my fibro getting worse over the last 6 months and my doc gave me a prescription for butrans 10mg patches. The difference they have made to my pain and quality of life is unbelievable. You stick one on once week, you can shower or swim and they stay put. I am sleeping much better as well. It might be worth thinking about.
I try to take my pain meds as late as possible at night, then I eat a light snack (slice of toast) and take the meds. I can't take tramadol on an empty stomach or even with food. It makes me sick. I'm on hydrocodone/tyenol now. But it too takes a little while to kick in. The patch might not be a bad idea. I know they make a variety of different patches with different pain meds in them. That way you'd have 24 hour relief, and of course maybe some pills for break-through. If you're interested in the patches, the people on the PM forum have a ton of experience with them.
I have to eat something breaded before taking tramadol or I get sick also. A few bites of Cerial or a couple crackers, doesn't take much. Just hate that it takes so long to do anything. Plus it seems to be less effective. Something like the patch would be good I've gotta schedual an appt just hate asking for some other pain med. but something has to be done because waiting hours for releif just doesn't cut it. It's been so nice outside & here I am in the house thinking about all the stuff I wanna tackle today when I can.
I may have mentioned this but I haven't been sick in months! Controlling pain better seems to keep the sickness away so I know I should appreciate that I have been bet doing better. I guess I just want more lol