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you could try a muscle relaxer and that may help......something like flexeril, or skelaxin. other painn meds you could suggest are:


IBU 800mg

Fioricet

promethazine tablets actually helps pain some I have found in me

cold packs seem to help alot for BT pain

dont rule out naprosyn(naproxen)....i think that is spelled right! LOL

Soma helped some for moderate pain

Zanaflex I dont know too much about this one

Bextra again I dont know too much about it

Paracetamol This is supposed to be mild on the stomach

That is about all i know with the info you provided me with. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and you should always consult with your doctor before doing ANYTHING with medication wether prescribed or not. I hope this helps you and you find some pain relief out of one of those. i would just print that list and take it to our doctor and they will be able to tell you which one of them(if any) would suit you best.

Wvrecon432
[QUOTE=wvrecon432;3155390]you could try a muscle relaxer and that may help......something like flexeril, or skelaxin. other painn meds you could suggest are:
IBU 800mg Fioricet promethazine tablets cold packs dont rule out naprosyn(naproxen) Soma Zanaflex Bextra Paracetamol

Keep in mind I am not a doctor and you should always consult with your doctor before doing ANYTHING with medication wether prescribed or not.
Wvrecon432

Lots of really good ideas and I really, really am not trying to be difficult.

I just switched to flexeril it usually puts me right to sleep, but the Dr. is having me try 1/2 a pill (skelaxin was useless). If that does not work, I will ask the Dr. about Soma or Zanaflex.

No nsaids for 3 more months so that knocks out ibuprofen, naproxen, bextra.

Promethazine would be ok if it were not for all the things I already take that cause drowsiness especially the flexeril.

Paracetamol is actually the pharmacutical name of acetominophen. Darvoset already contains it, so the Dr. doesn't want me taking much more, but I will occationally take some if I absolutely have to.

Ice packs are my friend. I do use them when I have inflamation and can stop for 20 minutes. But as I am sure you are aware, you just can't walk around all day with an ice pack in your pants. Although with the weather we have been having that is a really good thought! :D

Believe me, I know you guys are just giving me things to think about and consider. I am not going to do anything without my Dr.'s say so. But she checked on several meds, but couldn't come up with any that I could take except the really strong meds and I don't need that. I knew the best place to get ideas would be to ask those that have been living with cronic pain.

Thanks so much.