Others have given you some great advise already. If the pain is really bad and you can handle ibprofen (like dani said) then I would do ibprofen every 8 hours and tylenol every 6 hours (but becareful with the tylenol as they're now saying that 650mg should be the max for one dose and not 1000mg like it use to be and still says on the back of bottles). And alternate between ice and heat, and rubs like Jim said. And if it gets to be too much, then it would be best to pay a visit to your doctor, maybe they can give you a referal for the physical therapy to do some massages on your sore areas, or prescribe you something a bit more stronger. But things like this is not uncommon, and pulled muscles can take weeks to heal, just dont over do yourself and listen to your body, if it says stop, then stop, you dont wanna make things much worse where it turns into something that will never go away. But again welcome.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa