Difference between skelaxin and soma

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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.
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.
Trust me when I tell you that the difference between detoxing from hydorcodone and (my drug of choice) blask tar heroin is like night and day. I am not saying that our addiction is any different but I when I was hooked on just pain pills, I could easily detox by myself. I have been on Methadone and was in the hospital for 45 days. Every single day was HELL! I have been on Suboxone for 3 years now and I am now tapering. Some people just need more time....
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 Soma and getting help for your depression.
Hi Friends, Welcome! Please make yourself at home ... snuggle down by the fire and hang on. It's a bumpy ride.
I took Soma which is like Skelaxin to help the first two days with that. I know you said the Skelaxin did not help you much with that. Maybe you could try taking some Tylenol PM at night to help you sleep?? If you do decide to do this, don't take the Tylenol PM with any other sedatives you might have such as the muscle relaxer. This can depress your respiratory system too much and that would not be good. Sorry, I know I am rambling on!!! The nurse part of me is coming out!!!
Can someone give me some advice here? Should I flush these Skelaxin and/or Tramadol immediately? Why does Soma have such a bad reputation, yet the doctor is so willing to put me on something that may alternately make me worse in the long run? Is there such a stigmata on prescribing pain meds that these doctors would rather give you something that they are aware could cause furthur problems just to avoid a bad rap? To put it mildly, I'm pissed off.
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.
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.
surgery went verry well and i was working again in a month as a truck driver. i still have pain in my neck and shoulders and still take lortab and soma when not at work. even though i still have pain it's much better than how it was before. i would recomend this surgery to anyone as i have kept the mobility in my neck and thats verry important in my job. the only probem is they can only do this on one level so i'm looking at having fusions done on other levels.
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