i have been trying different pain cremes lately to see what helps the most. my pain med is prescribed every 6-8 hours, and quite honestly, i may get 3 hours relief, tops. so i try using cremes to help when the pain med wears off. the first one i tried was Aspercreme. it definately helped some, but wears off quickly and only takes it away a little bit. i asked the woman at the pharmacy another one to try, and she suggested Theragesic Plus. it burms like crazy for about a minute, then it helps very well for the major muscle tension pain. but it also makes me smell like a walking wintergreen candy.=) i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on other pain relieving creams? particularly prescription strength, as i would have to pay less for those, and they may possibly work better. and if possible i would like to know of any that don't have a lingering smell. my husband says it doesn't bother him, but i'm sure it's not the nicest. thanks in advance for any suggestions.