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bboebel1555

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Pain at about a 6 today. Sucks. Making it hard to work. I have decided that my husband hears about my pain all the time so I figured I should share the pain with you people and spare him since he cannot possibly understand how much this hurts and how frustrating it is.

This recent "flare" I think may have been caused by my adding graduate school to my schedule. I am going for my masters in marriage and family therapy and I have night class. It wasn't long after I started my night class that the flare happened.

In response, I have cut back my hours at work (from 8hrs a day to 6), because I am not giving up school. I just started the reduced hours this week so hopefully this will cut down on the stress and allow me more time to do homework.

I just called and asked my Dr. for a non-narcotic pain medication, Tramadol seems to work for me. Does anyone take this? Is it ok to take with my Lyrica? I hope so. I want at least a couple hour break from the pain....
 

Trfielder

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Wow. Good for you going to school....that is what my daughter is going to major in ...it's tough..think of school as a relaxer..I know it probably isn't but change your perception..it might help. Less work will probably help to
I can't help with the meds.i don't take any. And what I use you can't being in school...
Keep going the flare won't last forever keep that in mind..one day at a time
 

jcairns82

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Unfortunately, I can't comment on the pain meds. I suspect that others might be able to jump in.

Good for you for choosing to vent here than towards your family member too. I tend to feel that it can be overwhelming for my family, when I have an extreme pain day. I try to be as positive as I can.
 

ecletic1

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hi
tramadol did nothing for me. am on nucynta which is better than hydrocodone meds.
 

lizzie

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Tramadol works for me but I cant take it in the day as it makes me to drowsy, I use it a night and enjoy the feeling of no pain until I fall asleep, it does make me feel slightly hungover the next day though
 

Trellum

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Sorry to hear you're going tru this, dealing with pain is never easy, but did you know that stress is very linked to fibro in general? No wonder I have it! It's believed that the more stress we have in our lives the worse! I've noticed stress worsens my pain even more! Since you're going to school, I guess it's quite normal to feel stressed... you should consider taking something to control cortisol in your blood... I have to get rid of a lot belly fat, so I stop producing as much cortisol as I do now. The cortisol is the stress hormone.
 
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