Hello Momma 9803,
Welcome, it is very nice to meet you. I do hope you stay, as there are SooOOOo many differant folks here from all walks of life here. I know others have mentioned using the same medacine perhaps they can help answer some of your questions. I can try to help, but im new to many things related to chronic pain.
1. Why did I feel so good yesterday and was able to go swimming with my children and even spend time at seaworld with them....and today I feel so awful?
"Went swimming with my children...havent done that in quite a few years."
Hopefully you just over did it a little, if it persists thou dont hesitate to call your doctor.
2. How long should I wait before I call my dr and ask him for something else to go along with this to help with the pain?
If I have any questions, no matter how small, I ask doctor. None of them ever seem to mind, in fact they seem to apprecite questions. Just ask for when they think you should begin to feel better. Seems everytime ive asked the standard response is "Please call and let us know right away if you have ANY side effects or fever, other wise you should start to feel better in XX number of days."
3. Can I even take other meds while on the patch?
That is another good question to ask them, when you call.
Like I said, I am new to many aspects of pain management so I am sure others will be able to answer you in more detail. But.. I did, however go in to see a pain psychologist. For a very long time. She and I worked on many aspects of chronic pain. We re-defined me. Thank goodness Anyway just a thought. (I too have small children) Again, it is really nice to meet you.