Unfortunately. Its trail and error. Start keeping a pain diary. Maybe that will help you narrow down what works. Also write down what you did before you hurt or just because it hurts from sitting or laying the wrong way.
I take tramadol... I got off all opioids... that is just a downward spiral. I take a muscle relaxer also. Gabapentin and Meloxicam. Also duloxetine for nerve pain. I also meditate... I. Can not recommend meditation enough... it relaxes me so much and calms my mind....
Sandy Nobitt. I kept a pain diary for about a year and a half. I would stay on medicine at least 6 times.sometimes changing every 3 or 4 months. I felt like I was in just a mind set where there was nothing to help me. My sed rates were off the charts. My Rhematologist told me that I was to hard on my self. People especially my family had me thinking maybe I wasn't in as much pain as I was saying I was. But I was falling all the time. I was dragging my left leg. If I went to Wal-Mart. I would have tears flowing because I was hurting so bad. My doctor finally had enough. He ask me if he could call my family and let them know HOW bad I was. The AS was raging. I was afraid to talk to anyone. I got so depressed and down hearted. I would talk on the phone, answer my door. I quit taking my medicine. And I wouldn't even go to the pain clinic. Because I had it in my mind that there was not anything wrong. I was just feeling sorry for my self. But. I knew deep down something was wrong. I just didn't know what. Then my pain doctor wanted to put me on Sufentanyl. Which is the strongest opioid you can take. But I told him I didn't think I needed it.and I didn't go back to him for 2 months. But I was made to go back because on the 3rd month I had to have my prescription sent to the pharmacy who fills my pump. I started to not go. But the withdraweks were hell. So when I went back they changed my medicine out with THE Sufentanyl. And within hours I was feeling better. But of course that just lasted 3 weeks. They said my pain was so bad. I had already built up a tolerance. He ordered CTs to see if I had broken my back again. But I have a 7 cm leasion on my spine which is causes by THE AS. And several of my disc have gotten bulges and down below where my plate in my lower back they saw 5 bone spirs and my left hip is rubbing bone on bone. They say surgery want fix my problem but want to try and ease my pain. But I have had 5 back surgeries. I have decide I am not having any more.
TS just a case of your Dr prescribing something for u that's going to help u lovely what might suite some one eles might not be the right one for u xxxhugs
Every thing you said there I’m going through . Just been left for over 8 years with a cervical spondylitis diagnosis an that was it . Here’s your tablets back to work ..I’ve just gone along with it .. stopped going to the doctors at all. I was made to feel like I was trying to get on the sick . An refused sicknotes at a time I was crippled with pain . So I just gave up . I just by accident tonight saw an article on here that seems to fit the bill.. so glad i clinked on here randomly tonight. Take care