I take norco for pain. They are a ten mg. vicodin, with less tylenol. I take six a day. I am suppose take on every four hours, but I take two of them three times a day. The doc said it was okay. I use to take soma which is a muscle relaxer, but my new doc took it away. He wants me on flexeril, which I hate because it gives me a hang over. I still have many somas for when I need them, and the flexeril. Some people really like flexeril, but I don't. The doctors consider soma as a buzz drug, but I never felt it. I would get loopy for about
20 min if I didn't eat with it, so I made sure to take it with food. But lately I haven't needed the muscle relaxers. I do meditation and that helps relax me. I hope that you find out what is going on. If you suspect fibromyalgia, go to the fibro forum and look at a thread called "fibro101". It is a stickie thread so it is always at the top of the page. Second thread. It has a list of symptoms on it. You could read that list and see if it sounds like what you have. Depression can mock it, but a lot of times, fibro causes depression because you are in pain and so tired all the time. I hope that this helps in some small way. Or a big waylol... Take care, and keep posting.
PS I have noticed a lot of women get fibro in their 40's, you might want to look into this with your doc. You already have a lot of things ruled out already. And basically that is the only way to test for fibro. Plus a tender point test on your back.
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