My pain has been pretty consistent as far as that goes. Its not intense pain but enough to make sleeping kind of hard.. I don't know, its hard for me to judge pain because what I can say is a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, most people I know will say 6.... Its something I will have to face eventually as far as long term pain relief but for now its okay. I don't think I will feel comfortable discussing it with my doctor or any doctor really because ive had a few over the last couple years and they all prescribed narcotics. At no point was anything else even discussed. Hell, even when i openly discussed stopping them my doctor at the time said that i didnt have an issue because it was actual pain relief i was getting from them. This again was the same doctor who prescribed both vicodin and ultrum (just figured out thats the same as tramadol) to me at the same time... I changed doctors who agreed and supported my decision to stop. Obviously not the way I did so but that's okay LOL
I'm hoping most of my pain is just from running and will get better as I get used to it again. Its been a while since I ran consistently so I may need to cut back but it has helped a lot over the past couple weeks.