I had a very rough day today. The pain started at 3 AM. I tried not taking anything because I needed to be some where today. But when I rolled over at 6:30 AM, I couldn’t take the pain and needed to take my meds. It was a pain like I haven’t had in quite some time! It was widespread pain. My arms, legs, back, and neck were killing me. It was awful!
My doctor gave me a new medicine called Baclofen. It’s another muscle relaxant. It is stronger than Flexeril. My insurance company said they were not going to insure the Flexeril any longer. I was very nervous because it was helping with my pain. But my doctor gave me some samples of Baclofen to try. It works. It does appear to be stronger. So I can now begin using it for my pain, along with my other basket full of meds by my bed.
English: An assortment of different medicines and remedies used to treat soldiers during the American Civil War era on display at the battle of Corydon in 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I got a new prescription strength topical cream from my doctor in the mail today. I tried it and it appears to work. I’m not sure if it’s all in my head. The best part is it’s $1.00 to purchase it. I expected it to be so much more. I look forward to trying new treatments with my new pain management doctor. He’s very knowledgeable. I wish I had gone to someone like him a long time ago. I highly recommend going to a place like this if you are dealing with any kind of pain. I got to an office called The National Pain Institute. It’s a great place. He, also, gave me a new prescription for my pain and refilled my other pain medications. And he wants to start me on a vitamin IV treatment. I’m so happy I went to him.