As day five of my pain flare begins and, at 6:40am, I still haven't slept I am left with a choice. I can take a little extra medication and finally get some sleep or sitting up and suffering.
It's times like this when I am reminded how lucky I was two years ago when I could properly treat 2-4 of my up to six daily flares. Of course, now that flares last days, there technically are fewer of them.
I'm so tempted to treat this flare, but I must pick and choose because I'm now on less than half of what I used to take.
For now, I'll suffer in the dark and hope that the Rozerem, tizanidine, and lorazepam kick in soon and give me a few hours of relief.