Flexeril and kidney disease

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I have studied the effects of the disease of drug addiction. I give treatment and have received treatment for this deadly disease. I am eight years clean from having to worry where my next dose will come from. I have gone through all the miseries people write about on this forum. What puzzles me Doctor and readers, is why with all the help out there. Why do people refuse to get the help they need to put this horrible disease in check? Why do people continue to do everything but correct thing!
and there is almost always kidney pain before and after i urinate. not all the time though. also my urine is always cloudy and sometimes i notice tiny particles in it. i had a pelvic before all this started....and it was fine. what kind of tests need to be done to see if i have IC? do i see a urologist for this?
New symptoms, pain and numbness lasting for an hour each time twice this week, shoulder blade tender and aching, headaches. Original pain in the deep gut near kidney/stomach/gall bladder area, still persists. What is going on?
I wanted to post something on the topic as I am a Chronic Pain patient who has become pregnant. I'm currently in my 23rd week of the pregnancy and am having trouble finding a Pain Management Provider who will see a pregnant woman, or a high-risk OB who will treat Chronic Pain. I have been told that Maternal-Fetal Medicine Speicalists will provide pain relief for pregnant chronic pain patients, however I been told that mine will not.
He assured me that my Bowels are are clear and that the Endo can cause the spasms and pain I am having in my rectum. I chose to go the route of BC pills, and also ha gave me a scip for Flexeril and pain meds. He wants me to take the BC pill for a month or so along with the other meds and he said hopefully I should start feeliong better in a few weeks.
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is a condition where the increased use of opiates, like Oxycontin and hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain. Essentially, people will increase the amount of painkillers they are taking as their discomfort continues to escalate, but the added medication can actually make their pain worse.
Mother- SLE and RA, OA; Father- RA, OA; Sister- SLE with kidney involvement; Maternal Grandmother- Fibromyalgia; Maternal Grandfather- SLE, Beta Thalessemia intermediate; Maternal Aunt- Beta Thalessemia Intermediate (along with her son and 2 grand daughters); Fraternal Grandfather- Ankylosing Spondylitis.
My meds include 4 asthma meds, gabapentin and clonazepam for nerve pain, a migraine med, flexeril for spasms, ambien, and a pain med that I try not to take, but with the constriction and spasms I have taken 1/2 of one a day. Not sure what any of you may make of all this, but any comments will be appreciated-and please forgive any typos....I used to be great at writing, but now I lose words and spelling often.
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I have severe rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis, and degenerative disc disease. I broke my back in June at L-2, and have degenerative spine problems at L-3-4-and 5. Also at S-1 and 2, the arthritis has destroyed the discs and I have one that is bulging at S-3. I take Percocet 10/650 one every 6 hours and 350 mg. Soma ever7y 6 hours. Sometimes, I don't think I'm going to make it from the bed to the pill tray in the morning.
In any case, any possibility of blood in the urine (hematuria) in a 55 yo male needs to be comprehensively evaluated. Causes includes a kidney stone, intrinsic kidney disease, urinary tract disease (i.e. infection), or bladder disease. I would first evaluate for a kidney stone, either with an ultrasound or spiral CT scan. If that was negative, then tests for cancer (i.e. bladder cancer) should be considered with urine cytology or cystoscopy.
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?
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.
Although the definitive cause of RLS is unknown in most patientsm, there are reports that associate it with obesity, smoking, iron deficiency and anemia, nerve disease, polyneuropathy associated with hypothyroidism, heavy metal toxicity, diabetes, and kidney failure secondary to vitamin and mineral deficiency, as well as some medications. Treatment of RLS would be targeted at managing the underlying condition, if present.
Went to my doctor and she tested me for Lyme disease, and did a sed-rate. I don't know the results yet. I'll keep updating. She thinks it's most likely just a side effect of the pregnancy. It would be nice if it is temporary and goes away when the baby is born.
years of glasses/contacts did nothing to change my left eye vision. Off the Flexeril, I can look at screens and books, but my vision IS still more blurry than it was before. medicines I'm on to try to treat the IBS, Fibro, CFS are: Wellbutrin (the only antidepressant I didn't have bad side effects with so far), Neurontin, Promethazine, and then Vesicare and Yasmin BCP. I am going to see my doctor next week.
It does not seem to be related to exercise since I can go for a run and feel nothing... but then I can be sitting and all of a sudden my calves (always both at the same time) start to ache and feel tight. Sometimes they feel so sore that I can almost not walk. Water seems to help on occasions. I can't understand why all of a sudden I may be becoming dehydrated so that doesn't seem logical... The aches come and go without warning and sometimes it's much worse than other times.
2 mg of Tylenol. Sometimes I would take my Flexeril with it as well and up to 2 (10 mg.) Valiums for added pain control and muscle spasms. Out of that week I may have added Ibprofen or extra Tylenol to supplement my other pain meds. Yes I was taking a lot of meds but the pain was unbearable and I was not functional without lots of pain meds. On the 3rd day of Lortan I probably went overboard and took 4 at one time (on an empty stomach because it works best) and I may of had 5 total that day.
I am 39, will be 40 in a few months. My main concern was that I either had Lyme disease or MS. Both have very similar symptoms. It turns out that I was diagnosed as having BCFS, or Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome. I wish MedHelp would add BCFS as a category, since it is kind of hard to find out a whole lot about it on the internet. Here are a few links that I have found useful about it: http://www.nextination.com/aboutbfs/faqgeneral.htm http://www.ionchannels.org/showabstract.php?
I am on xannax for anxiety because ive been so distraut about this that im starting to doubt my abliltys and now the doctor put me on flexeril and vicodan the thing that i am stressing pain is so much of the symptoms as the nausea is a the lack of appetite im loosing weight rapidly and so far all my urine and blood work our normal i only have 1 kidney so im concerned but somewher in my patient chart a doctor disn;t like me he said i was making myself sick and so now the other dr.
2 mg of Tylenol. Sometimes I would take my Flexeril with it as well and up to 2 (10 mg.) Valiums for added pain control and muscle spasms. Out of that week I may have added Ibprofen or extra Tylenol to supplement my other pain meds. Yes I was taking a lot of meds but the pain was unbearable and I was not functional without lots of pain meds. On the 3rd day of Lortan I probably went overboard and took 4 at one time (on an empty stomach because it works best) and I may of had 5 total that day.
My uncle just turned 60 years old and a doctor recently diagnosed him with RLS. But, the symptoms just don't seem to fit the typical pattern. For the past 9 - 12 months, he has had symptoms of "burning feet" and shaking of the lower extremties. The symptoms are worse during the day, but seem to get better when he lays in bed (symptoms alleviate during the night). He has seen several doctors who have ruled out: athlete's foot, diabetes, Parkinson's Disease ...
I had an X-Ray there and I did not have a broken vertebrae. They sent me off with Vicodin and Flexeril and told me to see an orthopedist. The Vicodin and Flexeril do not even touch the pain in my back. I had an appointment for the Gastroenterologist the day that I went to the ER, but I cancelled it because I was in the ER. However I am not having any gas/bloating/diarrhea/constipation so I don't really think that it is GI related.
Lucky for me it was benign as most of them are. I quit coffee and tea and cut down on sugar. I was also on Flexeril for my back pain and my doctor said that may have been the original cause. You never know, but some arrhythmias are not benign. The echocardiogram looks for structural problems such as mitral valve prolapse and so forth. They sometimes do a stress test as well.
my blood pressure was also slighty elevated too i think it was 136/88 normially its like 117/ 70 or something like that its always been under 120 / 80 i know my parents have high cholestral and they are on lipator , they also have high blood pressure , my dad has heart disease , and my mother has diabetes . both my mothers parents had diabetes, and heart disease run on my dads side of the family !
I also forgot to mention that lyme can cause extreme thirst and nervous system disorders. Blood pressure problems can also be found with lyme disease. You could have had this a long time causing many of the conditions you suffer with. Doctors will ask you if you ever remember getting bitten or a rash. My husband and I didn't remember ever getting bitten and we never had a bulls eye rash. We both tested positive for it. If you want or need any more information on lyme just contact me. Good Luck.
Step 1 We admitted we were powerless over our addictions- that our lives had become unmanageable. In order to take Step 1, we have to move beyond the fear of stepping off the addiction cycle. We may fear withdrawal and the pain that goes with it. Withdrawal is not just biochemical and physical!! The emotional and spiritual components of withdrawal from any addictions are of far greater significance! Two factors that keep the addiction cycle spinning are the fear of withdrawal and denial.
down my right side. I have a history of Crohn's Disease, and had a resection (terminal ileum, ileo-coecal valve, and appendix) about 6 years ago, but that has always been associated with lower RQ pain. I also had my gall bladder removed 2 years ago. I'm about 80 pounds overweight. Here's the kick--I'm 24 weeks pregnant, so imaging and scope studies are out. I had an ultrasound, and the only abnormality was a slightly enlarged liver.
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