I have been in pain continuously since 2002. Even though I get some pain meds, and they make it possible to function minimally, they don't take all the pain away. Prior to 2002, I'd been managing with amyltriptilene, at bbedtime and OTC tylenol, occasionally my PCP would prescribe Flexeril, but we both knew it was for short term management cause Flexeril loses it's effectiveness over time. I was having a lot of root canals done around that time and I noticed the stronger Tylenol 3 would make me feel better, all over (reduced body pain). When I told my PCP at the time about
this she said tylenol 3 was not intended to help with Fibro, that only amyltriptilene would help. So she suggested I take the amyltriptilene earlier as well as at bedtime. The only problem was, bedtime arrive within two hours of taking the earlier dose and I was a single mom with a seven and a nine year old, sons. They didn't like Mom coming home and falling asleep. Neither did I.Somehow i managed to keep working 2, 3 jobs, look after them, etc. Then in 2002, while crossing in a crfor pain meds. osswalk, at the light, I was hit by a truck. That's when the real pain management challenges started. I was flat on my back, unable to work and in pain. So, now, with the additional injuries, I was finally deemed a candidateor pain meds. So, as I took them as prescribed I noticed the all over body aches, were somewhat diminished by these meds. So for me, a combination of tylenol 3 during the day and amyltriptilene at night worked. I could move my body. As far as then until now, well, I have been made to feel like a criminal by all but one of my doctors regarding refilling prescript
ions. As I get closer to the next visit, I begin to get antsy. I hurt all over, I'm always running out a couple of days early, so for about
five days each month I'm in really bad shape.