Difference between skelaxin and flexeril

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I've never tried Skelaxin but I am under the impression it's similar to flexeril and soma. 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.
and he did some series of physical test like checking my eardrum,closing my right ear with his hand and saying some word,just to make sure that my left ear is ok,and at last pressing two spots between my neck and shoulder and he asked me if i felt some pains which i acknowledged and that is the main cause of this motorised noise that denied my sleep for one night.the doc.
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.
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 message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
its not what happens in life thats important, it how we react to it that makes the difference between happy and miserable.
Hi and Welcome Tramadol Warriors, Please come on in and make yourself comfy. All are welcome.
I have been prescribed anti-inflammatories, non-narcotic pain relievers (skelaxin and tramadol), hydrocodone, flexeril, and lyrica. Some have helped for a while but not long term. I use ice and a tens-unit which help short term. I am at my wits end as to what to do next. I have two degenerated discs (C-5 and C-6) but have come to believe it is muscular. It's like my muscles just tense up all the time and throb and ache.
I would take those if nothing else was around. And I would much prefer to have flexeril then I would something like skelaxin. I'm just saying it too could have abuse potential. I took Soma once, it was before the days of "candy shopping", I don't remember anything about it. Now if I had my hands on it, I would probably try it until it did have an addiction to it. Cause I know there must be something good about it, thats why people are addicted to it.
When I would go see the Dr, he would just tell me that I was fine and give me flexeril and Skelaxin to help with muscle issues. Each Dr. I've been to has treated me the same way saying it is all muscle related when I know I am in so much pain and those muscle relaxers don't help. I've even been transferred to a chiropractor to see if that helped.
Anyway, I have another appointment with my neurologist in six months, unless something happens between now and then and I need to schedule an appointment to see him sooner. In the meantime, he is sending me for bloodwork to check my Adolase, CPK and Myoglobin levels, since my CPK and Myoglobin levels were mildly elevated back in November when my face first went numb on one side back in November. He said the possibility of having some kind of myositis is pretty rare.
tool, there is a big difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction is a mental sickness where a person has mental cravings for the high that a medication causes and results in lying, cheating and stealing to obtain the drug. Physical dependence refers to the normal dependence the body reaches after you take a med for a certain amount of time, and causes withdrawal symptoms when the drug is stopped. Are you taking the tramadol as prescribed?
Also, too much rubbing is not good, muscle has fluid and blood between the muscle fibers when torn or strained/sprained, these fluids are putting pressure on the nerves, it has to be babied a while to heal.......kinda like not picking at a scab, same idea. However mild pressure can relieve knots, someone pressing firmly with thumb or knuckles until the knot begins to loosen... OR, I use a tennis ball when hubby isn't handy, and lay on it....
5mg), Amitriptaline and Skelaxin and NONE of it is working. I need stronger NARCOTICS and I don't know how to present this to the doctor without sounding like an idiot or drug seeker. I have never been in SOOO much pain in my life. My entire left side (leg, back, buttock) is in weird bouts of numbness, extreme pain, tingling, falling alseep feeling....it's horrible. I can't stand for more than one minute. How do I get it across to my doctor?
There is a space station orbiting our planet that humans travel back and forth between, yet spinal surgery cannot be perfected!? I am 5 weeks post fusion L4-S1, and honestly, the constant misery of pain and an unstable back has gone. I should have done this 2 years ago! My back pain was at least 5 years. It 'clunked' constantly. The sensory loss spread upwards as the pain spread downwards. Sleep was disturbed everytime I tried to shift I would awaken in pain.
I self medicate with Ibuprofen, and sleep on an ice pack every night. In addition, I lay on a baseball and roll over the rhomboid muscle while stretching to break up the spasms for some relief, the ball hits an area that feels like a rope that is in a horizontal position across the rhomboid. Pain radiates from the rhomboid up the right side of my neck, and down my right arm which includes the right shoulder. Headaches are almost constant.
Am currently taking skelaxin 800mg, flexeril 10mg and advil. Sad to say none of this really takes the pain away. I also use a heating pad. The only thing that really helps is constant rubbing--but I can't very well be sitting in a public or professional setting rubbing my breast! I need relief. I cant keep missing days of work because my breast hurt. I also occassionally have spasms in the left side as well.
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