Difference between flexeril and soma

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what is the difference between <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> and Flexeril? just curious, I hear allot of talk about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> all the time,and Flexeril is never really mentioned. they both affect me the same way, I cant stand them.
scot - please talk to her doctor and find a replacement muscle relaxer...I have had experience with the soma and have even lost a friend or two to them. When you try for a high from them, if you have been taking them awhile especially, the difference between "high" and "die" is just too close. they affect spech, breathing, and cardiac. And by the time that the individual taking them realizes what is going on, it is too late for them to do anything about it. ask for something.
It did take a bit longer for him but still the really heavy withdrawel should be ending soon, I mean the chills, vomiting, and torturous leg cramps. Take alot of hot baths and don't drain them in between until they get to cold (its to much work to stand there and wait for the bath to fill up everytime) If you know there is a full bath waiting for you, you can jump IN it anytime you want to jump OUT of your skin. Don't pick up, Don't pick up, don't pick up.....
It's for that reason that I wondered there might be a connection between my spine problems and spasms in the legs and feet. In the lower back, I had moderate stenosis but the main problem was scar tissue impingin on my nerve roots. the lumber fusion was an 8-hour surgery because the doc had to separate the scar tissue from the nerve roots. the twitching preceded the surgery, however, and has not improved after the surgery.
) Tramadol withdrawall seems to cause significantly more anxiety and emotional distress. Another difference is length of acute withdrawall period; 4-6 days for opiates, 5-9 days for tramadol. Secondary withdrawall varied widely, but though a matter of weeks or months, symptoms DO resolve and successfull recoverers report that in retrospect this period was "more a matter of patience, rather than the teeth grinding endurance" of the first week.
I've never tried Skelaxin but I am under the impression it's similar to flexeril and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span>. Flexeril offers me a small amount of relief, and soma offers me about 10x that amt however I developed an addiction to the soma and had to get off of it. my pain mgmt doctor has suggested Voltaren Gel (also called "diclofenac", it's an NSAID) and it goes on the skin. I have to take ambien or unisom to sleep most nights.
there are no excuses, just commitment and decisions that must be made. It is very possibly a difference between life and death for you. But here is my advice: there is really no easy way of detoxing from home. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic.
your right on when you said that taking a opiate for chronic pain is not the same as addiction. Many of the symptoms can and are the same such as tolerance and dependence. Drug addicts and chronic pain patience are as different as ketchup and mustard. Not much of a correlation but you get my drift.
Darlin' there's a difference between taking *medication* and abusing drugs. It sounds as if you have a medical condition which requires this medication. Addiction is a point reached wherein the drug use affects your life, and that of family and friends. the thought of your drug of choice is all consuming and takes priority over everything and everyone else in your mind.
0( I couldn't agree more with the idea of no chiro till you have been thoroughly diagnosed, ok? How much Motrin have you been taking? You can take 800mg up to 4 times a day, and Tylenol in between. Sometimes taking the alternating doses of those two meds around the clock (not just as needed) will bring you some relief. Does your doc that you are seeing know about your substance abuse history? If not, tell him, and specifically request that you do not want any narcotic pain meds.
as for soma, I would stay far away from that. I've heard it is very addictive. I'm not sure about Flexeril and how addictive that is. My boyfriend takes one a night for neck pain and finds it helpful. the doctor didn't mention anything about it being addictive, and she usually does. For your back, are you taking 800 mg. ibuprofen (though make sure you protect your stomach with Prilosec or something.) Also, thermaCare back patches are great.
there is really no easy way of detoxing from home. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic. Just in case you are curious, it takes us three to four days to detox a patient and get him/her back home drug free and feeling well on Naltrexone therapy (no opiates).
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. then we tried massage therapy, it helps but only for a short period.then I have to go back to the massage therapist again and again, my insurance will not pay for that.
I have neck pain, upper back and shoulder pain, cramping in my leg from time to time and buzzing in foot. I take it at night, and haven't really noticed a difference, except for couple of days ago, I had that spasm cramping feeling in my upper back (out of control pain). I had to take a pill right away. luckily , the pain eased up enough for me to have some sort of a productive day.
Don't come down too hard on yourself hun. there is a very big difference between dependence and addiction. You run out early because you develop a tolerance, this is how the human body works, you can't control that. If you took a pill for the pain it's not a slip. If you took a pill to get high that would be a slip. there are people who will not be able to get relief from other medications or methods, IT HAPPENS!
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
So I did that with the first dose and it worked out ok - I don't really have to worry about doing that with future doses, though, because the dilaudid is every 6 hours and the flexeril is every 8, so there's already a time gap between the two. Unless, of course, if I'm able to go longer without the dilaudid, then I may have to do that again (oh, that would be so great if I could extend time between or even skip a dose!) -- definitely not at that point right now.
there are no excuses, just commitment and decisions that must be made. It is very possibly a difference between life and death for you. But here is my advice: there is really no easy way of detoxing from home. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. the residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months .Tramadol also has an effect on the serotonin receptor in the central nervous system.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. and Clonidine for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. the residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months.
Dr all of them gave me pills I was getting oxy, percs, loratab, soma, kolonipin, paxil, flexeril so i didnot need to buy off the street, and my wife was getting oxys and loratab, and some darvon from a pain Dr.
While he may have said you should tell your husband, if you told him you did not wish that information revealed, no, he cannot call your husband at work and tell him. Good luck with getting off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> and getting help for your depression.
as far as dealing with the pain - ususally doctors try a muscle relaxant first (either <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>soma</span> or flexeril) and if you aren't sleeping they want to put you on amitriptyline, but doxepin may be better and have fewer side effects. Lyrica is usually reserved if these other treatments don't help.
I also had a few nerve burns done that made a huge difference and today I am opiate free and have been and when I do have pain ibprofen heat or ice and it makes it feel better. I live in pain and I always will but its nothing I can't deal with. Also the longer you are on pain meds the worse the pain will actually get because the longer and the more dependent your body and mind becomes and your mind will physically make you hurt to try and get the meds it wants.
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Sometimes, in war, you have to lay in your foxhole and do nothing but wait in silence. there's time for action and there's a time for inaction. To know the difference is good. It is wise. At the moment I'm beating myself up badly for not being able to move and certainly NOT being able to drive in this state! Come on now; I don't want to hurt anyone because my driving abilities are impaired. Let's act with intelligence shall we?
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My makeup does that icky thing where I break into a cold sweat and then am freezing and then too hot ... kinda hard on yer mascara, and the eyeshadow vanishes. I managed to get my homemade chicken soup on the stove. Quickly, before I crashed. I can tell when I can push myself thru and when I can't. When I crash, I pretty much am laid out horizontally hopefully on the sofa and not in bed! Being in bed, brings the drug thoughts up fast. Distraction techniques are best for me.
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