Flexeril and headaches

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A friend just told me they have noticed multiple memory issues and it has to be the flexeril,.I use massage therapy, ice and doterra oils to try to control pain as I am allergic to most opiods and cannot take ibuprofen.
Symptoms include, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sweats, insomnia, malaise, and a few others. Flexeril is not in the same family of meds as Neurontin and can't really be compared. However neither should be stopped abruptly without a physician's order and monitoring. Best of luck to you. I hope you will share with us what you learn. I know you are not "addicted" but the Substance Abuse Forum may have more information for you. I would post your question there also.
I started taking Trazadone for sleep and it is giving me headaches. I cut it from 150 mg to 75 mg and that helped some. Will the headaches eventually go away?
Does anyone have really bad headaches?
I have tried several muscle relaxers over the years for my shoulder pain and flexeril is the only one that works for me. It helps with the pain and also helps me to sleep. I am really sensitive to medication so I usually only take half of a 10 mg tablet at bedtime. Sometimes when I am in a a lot of pain during the day I'll take a quarter. It helps without making me too tired. Hope this helps some.
thinking I must have a brain tumor or something and it hit me that about 3 weeks ago I stopped the flexeril and shortly there after I started having headaches. So I searched the web and found all the above comments which have helped greatly because I am going to refill the flexeril and start taking it again and then I am going to gradually cut back the amt. and how often I take it and see it I can get off it without the horrible headaches.
I used to be perfectly healthy before all this started and now I just feel so weak and tired, with mild headaches (some days) and PVCs (almost every day). Not like myself at all. Any ideas?
I used to be perfectly healthy before all this started and now I just feel so weak and tired, with mild headaches (some days) and PVCs (almost every day). Not like myself at all. Any ideas?
The headaches are usually self-limited and resolve quickly, within days to several weeks. Medication is the cornerstone of treatment, as it is consistently the most effective therapeutic modality. abortive and/or preventive medication are given. In the first three weeks of the headaches, we usually only utilize abortive medication.
I will be getting an MRI to see if there are any bone fragments or other causes to these headaches. My Dr. has prescribed darvocet-n, flexeril and inderal for treatment. Is there any nonprescription methods or treatments that may help and what conditions may be occurring that may be causing the severe headaches?
It helped mine quite a bit, although I still get occasional tension headaches. Tylenol and a coffee is my new remedy, lol. Just remember no ibuprofen or naproxen (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Excedrin), they're a bleed risk, I think.
It's pretty rare, but for those who do have it, it can cause chronic headaches and migraine type headaches. And its treated with blood thinner and aspirin typically. I went from daily headaches to no headaches. It never hurts to check for lupus either with atypical headaches. If you want to get fancy, you can also ask your doctor to check for any other problems that would tend to cause the blood to coagulate too easily. On the topamax, I was up to 400mg per day at one time, plus namenda.
PM/PT did a MRI on my neck and I have a small disc protrusion, I got shots in my neck(facet) since they thought that was causing my headaches. 3 weeks after, I still have these headaches. The flexeril still takes the headaches away if i take meds almost exact same time(most of the time)even then i still have tingles in that area or dumbnes like symptoms. If I happen to take it even two hours late, the next three days are miserable and all I want to do is try to sleep so I dont feel the pain.
She gave me naproxen, flexeril, and xanax to hep with the symptoms. The headaches dulled a little but never fully went away. I stopped taking the flexeril after about a week because it was making me feel hungover in the morning. I would take the xanax only occasionally, and the naproxen twice a day. I was finally referred to a neurologist about three weeks ago and have had an MRI and an MRA, which both came back clear.
Hi im a 39 male ... i have a poor memory and always headaches and always my mood is bad ... i had 2 car accident in the last 2 years im taking alot of midicen like flexeril 10g effexor xr 150g norco 10/325g diclofeuac 50g plus xanax im in pain i need to do surjurey for my left shoulder and i still have pain in my right shoulder ... i did nick surjurey between c5 and c6 they put a plate there ... my back hurting me ....
I was referred to a neurologist, who dx's tension headaches, and rx'd Mobic, Skelaxin and PT and time off work (8 weeks). No help. I switched to Flexeril at the suggestion of my GP and that helps me to sleep. My neruo ref'd me to an anethesiologist for trigger point injections this week. He dx'd occipital neuralgia as a result of the positions I was probably in during surgery and said to lay off PT.
My PCP worked with me and found that it was the muscles in neck and upper back causing them. I took Flexeril first as needed, then nightly, and when I missed a dose, I would get a headache. Doc then took me off saying I could not take it for an extended time. I was assigned a new PCP, and saw her for the headaches because it's very intolerable and I when I turn my head to the left I feel pain, like someone pinching me inside. She did a cspine xray, showed nothing.
I was referred to a neurologist, who dx's tension headaches, and rx'd Mobic, Skelaxin and PT and time off work (8 weeks). No help. I switched to Flexeril at the suggestion of my GP and that helps me to sleep. My neruo ref'd me to an anethesiologist for trigger point injections this week. He dx'd occipital neuralgia as a result of the positions I was probably in during the gyn surgery and said to lay off PT.
I started in my teens and by ur age was also having migraines , muscle contraction headaches and tension headaches, everyday . I am now 68 and still plagued with daily headaches. In another chronic pain forum people suggested asking my doctor to add a muscle relaxer to my meds. I have been taking Flexeril twice a day and think it has helped. I generally have more hours in a day with no headache or less of a headache.
I've had the CT scan with contrast with negative results, got cortisone shots in the occipital nerves in my head, and was was released with lingering head pain which I still have to this day. I'm taking Topamax and Flexeril, and after yesterday, Xanax, and my head finally feels a little better. So for all of you who worry about addiction in the future, I say worry about your day to day happiness and survival and deal with potential addiction if it occurs.
I am to the point this week that I feel like I could just chop off my head feel so much better... They have given me Flexeril and Fiorcet. They work for a few hours and its back.. like the mad hatter... {{{ Help}}} Im calling tomorrow morning.. I cant even lay down.. its killing me...
After about a two more weeks of this I decided to see my PCP and she perscribed fioricet and flexeril. The fioricet seems to ease some of the constant throbing pain, but the sharp referal like pain remain. The ache has now moved into my TMJ region leaving my massater muscle sore. (I know I do not clinch my jaw or grind my teeth). Last year I was experienceing the same symptoms and my pcp diagnosed the head pain as (tension headaches)treated them with fioricet and muscle relaxers.
I just googled "Laying down gives me headaches" and I found this post. I too been through many test and nothing has been found. It has affected my entire life. I used to be a practicing architrect but my condition worsened and now Im self employed doing something other than architecture. I never thought there would be others with the same conditions. For a while I thought I was the only person to sufer from this.
I s it normal to have crescendo headaches that start at the base of school and move to top of head and feel like the pressure is going to blow out the top? I just had decompression surgery with durotamy,this was almost a week ago . I felt better at the hospital and when I first came home now vomiting and severe head pain.
PM/PT did a MRI on my neck and I have a small disc protrusion, I got shots in my neck(facet) since they thought that was causing my headaches. 3 weeks after, I still have these headaches. The flexeril still takes the headaches away if i take meds almost exact same time(most of the time). If I happen to take it even two hours late, the next three days are miserable and all I want to do is try to sleep so I dont feel the pain.
Went to Doc, thinks its tension headaches, I am not convinced. Gave me Naproxen and Flexeril. No help. Although Flexeril puts me to sleep. Anyone else feeling this way, I would like to hear about it.
I currently take 300 Neurontin at bedtime with a tompomax and a flexeril I take a topomax in the morning and sometimes a Flexeril and sometimes I ave to take a flexeril (and sometimes leve or ibuprofen) mid day. I take some other stuff too, but they are not relevant to this conversation.
I'm 36 and have been struggling with headaches since December. At first I thought I was getting an ear or sinus infection. But my doctor couldn't find any ear infection and was diagnosed with TMJ-type pain. I was prescribed naproxen, flexeril (which made me feel hungover in the morning, so I stopped taking it) and xanax (as needed) to relax. Well the headaches got a *little* better but never went away.
The only thing helps me is taking flexeril and xanax. I take gabapentin for pain and it does help getting the burn out. Let us know.
He also prescribed Percoset 10/325 1 every 4 to 6 hours and flexeril as needed for back spasms. I went ahead with the series of 6 shots(EXPENSIVE). No where on my paperwork did it ask if I smoked weed. I have always been very upfront with my doctors about this. Make a long story a bit shorter they had told me that they UA'd to make sure that you were taking your meds and not selling them. Well of course they found THC in my system and dropped me.
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