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Bad Fibro Day & Baclofen

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.

New Medicines

English: An assortment of different medicines ...

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.