Chronic pain can be incredibly frustrating - I empathise with you.
I suggest talking with your doctor again about finding the right mix of medication to help you manage your condition. Let your doctor know that since ceasing your previous medication you feel an additional muscle relaxant is now required and be guided by their expertise. Don't forget, if you are not satisfied with your doctors solution or approach you are always entitled to seek a second opinion.
I would also encourage you to explore complementary pain management approaches and supports to help build a comprehensive 'tool kit' of strategies to help you manage this condition over the long term.
Pain Australia has some great resources available for those experiencing chronic pain:
Including a network of support people in your treatment - whether friends, a support group, or a counsellor - can be helpful towards managing your condition. Together with exploring different relaxation strategies to help manage stress levels as stress can serve to exacerbate symptoms.
I hope you find the right mix of treatment soon. All the best.
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