Flexeril for cramps

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I had an ER doctor and my OB GYN prescribe this for me while I was pregnant with twins for back pain & abdomen/uterian pain to help get relief and rest from my body having to quickly stretch for 2 babies instead of slowly like normal with one. But always check with your doctor to see if they personally recommend this prescription or something else as all doctors are different.
Long story short after taking baths, using a heating pad, massaging, whining, taking tylonol and stretching with nothing even touch the pain I ended up in ER for a leg ultrasound to rule out blood clot and blood work to be sure calcium and potassium were ok. All tests came back good and my dr gave me a perscription for flexeril which is a muscle relaxer. I am going to bed and hope when I wake up i am pain free!!!
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I tried a heating pad, it seem s to work for a bit, but the pain remains, took methocarbamol(a muscle relaxer) w/o results and now I'm taking flexeril, another muscle relaxer, but for skeletal muscles, without results too. Has anyone experience this? Is it common to have this after 16 days? Please, any help or advise will be appreciated. Thank you.
whatecver they take away the pain for a few days. I haven't found help0 for cramps; but I keep forgetting to try Apple Cider Vinegar. I want to learn and go after the cause of the cramps, so i will keep looking.
I, by the way, am a 55 year old female with no other medical problems other than high blood pressure, for which I am on medication for. I did take Caduet, a drug with blood pressure medication and cholesterol medication combined, for many years, but I stopped taking any cholesterol medication about two years ago because of all the warnings of muscle/liver damage side effects.
Maybe switch over to Aleve or Tylenol for your muscle pain. I feel for you...that has to be awful. About the SAD...this is something that would cause a change in your mood, but not likely to have anything to do with chest pain. Sometimes I believe docs. try to explain away things by convincing us it's something else (so they will have an answer to give). Just like they continue to relate FMS/CFS to psychological issues. Take care of yourself Lingarvey!
if I so much as point my toes my toes would get sevear cramps!! I wake up with cramps in my legs but its the toes ones that I cant handle.. they last for so long and the only thing that helps is heat So much so that when I was in Sainsbury's the other day the toe cramps started and I ended up putting a hot chicken on my foot in the car just so i could drive home!!! how rediculous is that! but it helped!
If anyone can think of anything to add I would GREATLY appreciate it!!! 1. Flexeril 10mg. (muscle relaxer and totally knocks me out for sleep) 2. Xanax 1mg (sleep and anxiety) 3. Nyquil (sleep and eases flu-like symptoms that I always experience with w/d plus has some tylenol for pain relief) 4. Tylenol (aches and pains) 5. Prozac 40mg (thank God for prozac - depression and anxiety) 6. OTC Sleeping pills (I have been taking one every night for sleep even while on pain med for years now) 7.
What I found was dehydration or vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause severe muscle cramps and spasms (for Nick) often referred to as Charley Horses. I have malabsorption syndrome due to the loss of over 3 ft of small intestine. I also take a diuretic for hypertension. Though I take supplements they were not enough. I went back to my PCP and she ran some blood tests. I was deficient in Vit D, Vit B12 and a bit dehydrated.
hey lady...somas helped me alot for leg cramps...try wrapping your legs with ace wraps..Your doing awesome and i am so happy for you..i think you would be ok to try taking 2 mg of xanax at bed..(4 -.5)Just don't take them longer than necessary..Do you take them regularly now? call if you need to..dang..I was up all night..i think confused was too...DO NOT go back to the pills......
The bad news is that my feeling of the fog rolling in yesterday turned out to be the impending doom of one of my really, really bad migraines coming on. For those who don't know, once in a blue moon I have these wicked migraines that put my "normal" migraines to shame. They drag on for several days at a time, laugh in the face of my usual migraine medicine, and leave me with cognitive symptoms that make me seem like I have severe Alzheimers (not exaggerating--it's BAD).
I'm seventeen and I'm not sexually active, nor am I on any pills or other drugs. I don't have hot flashes, cramps, but lately my nipples have been aching for some unknown reason. This hasn't happened before and I plan on telling my mom about seeing a doctor about it, but at the same time, I'm really scared and worried that it might something serious. Would anyone have an idea as to what's wrong with me?
Now I am going cold turkey and all I have is some vitamins, and flexeril. The ortho doc put in Ultram for me. Should I take it. Will it help me with the w/ds. Bottom line - my reg. doc was not in. New doc wanted to be a **** and said no meds. Go cold turkey and deal with it. I asked if there were any non-narcotic meds to take (clonidine ect.), he said nope. Anybody have any Idea's. I need them. My wife understands how bad this is going to suck for me now.
I have been taking tramadol, lortab, and flexeril for arthritis for tmj for a injury I recieved form getting hit by a car when I was younger. I also suffer from from chrons and migraine's and take topamax and asacol and robinul and reglan. My doctor started me on clonazepam for 3 weeks to give my liver a rest form the lortab, but I already have been getting some side effects that scare me like moody ness, feely depressed and not feeling right.
flexeril is a muscle relaxer........
Maybe another drop soon, I'll wait it out a few more days and then do it again. My kids are gone for spring break, but not long enough for me to just go cold turkey....I want this over!!
out of bed to get ready for work. I went back up to 1.5 pills. I have been here for 3 months. I am scared to go back down. I have no mental history or issues. I have a clean bill of health other than the Methadone. I do take Flexeril to sleep at night. I want off this medicine so bad. I am a Kaiser member. Kaiser wanted to give me Prozac... NO THANK YOU! They also wanted me to go to Group Therapy to help me deal with getting off this medicine. I have a very supportive family & friends.
You will feel normal! No on the flexeril for WD. It could even end up making you feel worse. It definitely won't help right now. I took it once on about day 2 or 3, and it made me more restless than I already was. Good luck!
Okay so over a month ago I was on muscle relaxer, a steroid, and my zoloft (which is only 25 mg). I was on flexeril 10mg for about two weeks. One night I had taken my steroid around 7, the flexeril was at 10 pm, and my zoloft at 9 pm like I had been every night and laid down right after taking the relaxer, on my right side on the couch. Then I felt my heart race and palpitate twice. So the next day the doctor told me not to take anything and nothing else happened.
through massage and needles, I felt absolutely NO pain whatsoever. Even though I called in for a prescription for Flexiril, I don't think I am going to pick it up . . think it is time I learn to manage stress and relax than to rely on a synthetic to "relieve it for me." Just my opinion. BTW, I was also given "liver herbal supplements" by my acupuncturist to start clearing out my system after years and years of narcotic and psychotropic medication . . .wow.
Hi, I too have spasms and cramps a lot. There is not much in the way of relief but I will share with you what I do. I usually take a flexeril (muscle relaxer by prescription) before bed so I don't wake at night in horrible pain. I try to soak in a hot bath with Epsom salts and Baking soda as often as I can. Some days I will apply asper-cream (for pain and inflammation) or I use a heating pad (helps to relax muscles). The one thing that helps me the most is a professional massage every two weeks.
He now has flexeril, and it isn't helping, it isn't stopping the cramps or lessening the pain from the attacks. He has tried the supplaments, calcium and magnesium, potassium, he's tried hot showers, heating pads, stretching and relaxing his muscles, and applying force directly to the knots. The knots are fist sized and larger when they occur. He is 53 years old, hispanic, overweight, and has high bloodpressure under control by med.
Right now I'm taking Ultram ER 400mg a day, Flexeril for muscle cramps at night, Restoril very night to help me sleep, Norco twice a day for break through pain, Zoloft for depression, a lot of vitamins ad fish oil. My pain never completely goes away, but mostly it's around 5-6 on a scale 1-10. Right now I'm just trying to get it under 10 not having much luck. Good luck to you and welcome.
Still not feeling too bad, back aches a little, afraid the worst is yet to come, i was on it for 2 years, but for the last 3 weeks i was at 6mgs before my last dose friday morning.
In my personal experience, muscle relaxants are not very effective for acute leg cramps or rls -- they are much more effective for sustained muscle tension, spasm and limitation of movement. It depnds on the cause of the leg cramps, but most often mineral supplements are the most effective - calcium, magnesium and potassium. A banana (potassium source) at bedtime can work wonders! RLS (restless leg syndrome) is a different matter.
My bilirubin number's have improved at a steady rate ,but at the same rate muscle cramping has become more and more extreme.My Dr. has tried Flexeril,Zanaflex, along with Ambien CR to try just to get me through a single nite.Wrapping A.C.E. bandages ease slightly yet still 6 out of 7 days I wake with a scream in extreme pain.1st started with my ankles but now thigh to toe ;shoulders to fingers .Day now as well as nite.Can anyone give me advice?!!!!!!
I am glad to hear the stretching and strengthening excercises are working for you. If the leg cramps keep up,discuss it with your dr,he can give you something for muscle spasms which helps...my dr gave me flexeril. I only took it at night before bed because that is when it seemed its worse. Keep up with the excercises,and if you see no change,or a relapse,be sure to tall your dr. In the beginning it was the sciatica that let me know something was wrong,I really had no back pain...
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