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