Flexeril and menstrual cramps

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I used to go to one doctor at SHS, someone whom I trusted and admired, as if she were my PCP. For over a year, she prescribed vicodin or percocet for menstrual cramps (I can't take NSAIDs) as we looked for other solutions. Then, one day, wham, I fell down the stairs, went to see her... She wrote me a new prescription for percocet but for a MUCH higher quantity than usual. And, since I'm a drug addict, I rolled that piece of paper up and smoked it right there.
I've always had extremely painful menstrual cramps (which my mother and at least one of my grandmothers also had), and they seem to be getting even worse now. Best of luck to everyone!
of flexeril, 900 mg of Gaba 3X a day, Tramadol X and every OTC pain killer. I take Klonipin in small doses to help with the flexeril. These things help but never extinquish the pain.
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Medically, cannabis can help with menstrual cramps especially those associated with peri-menopause. It also eases my fibromyalgia symptoms which are all over and it ups my mood in general which helps everything feel better. The restrictive prohibition must be undone.
Can help ease GI irritations, stomach and menstrual cramps. Is and anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic gentle sedative. Do not use if you have allergies to ragweed or daisies.(this one makes me wired and unable to sleep, not relaxing at all. My body doesnt too much like anything thats not rx ;) Valerian Root -is a strong nervine herb, natural tranquilizer and sedative. It helps with nervous headaches and insomnia.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
An episode will usually last about 1 - 3 hours. The pain comes in waves sort of like menstrual cramps. It seems to come on if I have been particularly active, standing for long periods of time, go a long time on an empty stomach, or eat a heavy meal. My bowel habits have not changed nor does a bowel movement have any affect on the cramps. I have daily, regular bowel movements; no constipation or diarrhea.
Like the spotting, frequent urination, esp at night, i urinate and still feel like i have to pee sometimes, or I really do have to pee again alot at night it is kind of annoying. I have had some pelvic pain, but not alot I don't think. I get real bad menstrual cramps, and seems to be a lot of blood clots when I have my menstrual period, if that's what there called. So is PID something you think I should or shouldn't have checked when I go to the doctor?
d last week with what started with back pains and turned into cramps and contractions...
Come on in and enjoy the conversation and make yourself comfy. This is the place to be to get off and stay off Tramadol!
(that came and went 1 and 1/2 yr before seeking med. help.) then it was mostly the terrible cramps in my calves and feet that were waking me up at night 3 & 4 times a night. Tremors were almost constant by then and also affecting my left arm slightly...lower jaw and legs...occasionally. I had pretty severe stiffness in my right arm and in my lower hips...when I would try to get up or down. Also holding just a coffee cup...would hurt my rt. arm.
I have tried to cut down, and I get terrible headaches, cramps, aches, vomiting, unbearable fatigue and depression. I want to stop taking it because it doesn't help my headaches much, and I don't want to need a pill to feel normal. 1. Is it really worth tapering, or am I just prolonging my misery? I tried cutting down to 6 a day and felt terrible. Would I be better off going cold turkey?? And how long will I feel like dying if I do? 2.
I'm behind the times on painkillers generally, but some years ago I had truly disabling menstrual cramps and tylenol with codeine worked for me, without noticeable side effects -- and I am very sensitive to meds generally. And ibuprofen (the NSAIDs generally) didn't work and gave me hives. Everybody is different.
It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant. I've been over and over it again and again. It makes no sense that I would know more as a user of the drug than they would. There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule.
I have had the same thing every three or 4 months ever since. Sometimes I can't talk the pain is so bad. I take Flexeril and Vicodin every 5 hours just to get through it. I just had an attack this past weekend but I had one 3 weeks ago and now I am really worried it's getting worse. I've been to hospitals had MRI, CAT scan, Bone scan and found nothing. I've been to Orthapedics and Neurosurgeons. I thought it was in my spine but now I am starting to wonder.
Sometimes, I can't walk or stand due the pressure and abdominal pain. I have cramps on the lft side and it migrates down. I have been to a urologist because I get UTI's frequently and blatter infections and the last urinarlysis showed crystals in the urine. When I saw the urologist, he said everything looks normal. The OBGYN said I look good too. Mean while, I am in pain and my husband is getting restless. I'm 25 and he's 26.
Every drug works a little differently on every one and it's nice that science keeps pushing forward to create better drugs to treat the disease. I also had a bout with severe muscle cramps in my leg, and it also led to atrial fibrillation and I had to go to the ER. They found that I had low levels of potassium. After that incident I have faithfully taken a multi-vitamin every night before bed and an over-the counter potassium supplement (with my doctors approval of course).
Hi i am not to far begind you i am 4 weeks 4 days now i think lol, and i also have had twinges the last 3 days nothing to sore and after having m/c in jan 08 at the same stage the cramps dont feel like that, they are more premensral and come and go.
Tonight, I tried a Banana and glass of Orange Juice like the Ultra Sound Radiologist told me Pregnant women use when experiencing leg cramps and no percocet tonight and just 2 tylenol and if helps a lot. If it is a Parathyroid needing to be removed. I hear it it can be a wonderful thing once your levels of calcium are back to normal.
Started 2 days ago. When standing it comes and goes in 10-15 second intervals. Sitting in bed now and it's gone. I hear a lot of talk about nerves which makes sense - growth of cysts can put pressure on the nerves cant it? Help - please keep me posted. I will keep you all posted too.
At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fusion. So i went to see my my doc and had an xray and was told it was fine. He gave me a RX and said it was my last one. So i have had nothing for pain since 3 weeks after surgery.
Moderate to severe cramps that wax and wane, or occasional cramps that flare up after meals, and vomiting, especially if the vomit smells like stool. Other possible signs include watery or ribbon-like stools, or no stools at all. Possible Causes: Intestinal obstruction Action to Take: Go to the emergency room right away. ____ Symptoms : Pain or tenderness in the lower left side of the abdomen, along with fever.
I also have terrible what started off to be what we thought was RLS but then it traveled to the rest of my body accompanied by muscle spasms, cramps, terrible stinging pain, my left shoulder is so swollen and sore the it is compressing on my ulnar nerve and making my left arm and hand and pinky and ring fingers numb. I have seen doctor after doctor and the only thing that has been found was a Vitimin D deficiency.
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