Flexeril for leg cramps

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I have severe back pain to the point I wake up sleeping on my back because I esentially get 'stuck' it feels like its out of joint at times. Also severe leg cramps most of the time I can't sit stand or lay without discomfort to the point I have trouble sleeping at all. Is flexeril harmful to my baby at 29 weeks?? I was thinking of taking a half pill. Not for regular use, just in extreme pain.
So I have been awake since 145 (10 hours now) this morning due to leg cramps which started last night that were so persistant nothing would take them away.. 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.
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......
About 10 months ago, I started experiencing terrible muscle cramps in my right leg and toes on both feet. I have seen a neurologist and tests indicate that I have muscle damage in both legs. My legs are so weak, that it is hard to do much walking without getting absolutely exhausted. I have had elevated muscle enzymes for many months now, have been tested for various autoimmune diseases, but all tests come back negative. The doctors seem to be puzzled as to what is going on.
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HI YES I HAVE SEVERE MUSCLE CRAMPS FOR YEARS I ALSO HAVE FIBRO AND MANY OTHER MEDICALE PROBLEMS I ALSO TAKE VIT. E NOT DOING ANYTHING FOR ME. MY DR KEEPS TELLING TO WALK AND THAT WILL HELP WITH THE PAIN OK HOW CAN I DO THAT IF I AM IN SO MUCH PAIN AND HURT. HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT'S IT LIKE I GET SO PIST AT HIM BECAUSE HE ACTS LIKE IT'S NO BIG DEAL U KNOW.
My legs hurt so bad sometimes I want to cry. I take Tramadol, Flexeril, and Neurotin for pain, which sometimes just dont help. I just wanted to know if other people have such intense pain in their legs and if so how they manage it.
I honestly told her I didn't know but I'm in pain in my back all the time and get major flare ups that migrate to different parts of my body ,my leg cramps for months move to my neck and shoulder then my toes and so on , doctor took all same tests as all the others and everything negative results finally got a MRI done and she tells me "I'm so sorry,this is something you're going to have to live with for the rest of your life " she said that I had degenerate disc disease where the dis
It s called Hylands Restful Legs... they also have one especailly for leg cramps.. depending on what bothers you most.. the Restful tabs help that weird tingling wanting to stretch feeling.. I wish you the best and I am pulling for you.. sounds like you are set..
this is the 3rd night in a row,having bad charley horses in my lt.
I've seen a neuro and he says he saw nothing on mri. My left leg pain has been with me for 20 years. Now its unbearable. Off work for it now. Dont know what to do or think. Where is the magic pill?
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!!
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.
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.
I just live with it and appreciate the moments not cramped -- I get the feet/toe, leg and hand cramps like when you cramp from swimming. Motrin OTC helps some but honestly not enough to bother taking it. I really had no idea what coming off a ton of meds would be like -- wish I had some clue. Hydro is viocodin or percocets (?) - it should be fairly manageable. I would probably taper over a week and then go CT but that is ME.
For about three months now my left leg has been jumping; not a tremor, kind of like a jerking/involuntary movement. I am unable to control this movement. Toes do not draw up or my feet are not effected. Sometimes the jumping will last all day and some days it will not do it a all. Sometimes it will only jump once or twice a day. When my leg is not jumping, it is painful. Yesterday, my right leg started feeling like it wanted to jump or like there was pressure on it. Never jumped though.
Then pm dr lowered percocet and gabapentin dosages to less than half of what I had been on for 3 months..there went the withdrawal again...the leg cramps in left leg(nerve damage from spinal cyst has left me with no feeling in left leg,but have restless leg,stabbing hot pain in my left foot) all started 10fold..pm dr then upped gabapentin back to original post op dose and fentanyl 25 mcg every 3 days. I am thinking I am going to be in hell withdrawing.
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?!!!!!!
) Willy you are right I should stop all but so scared of the leg cramps, I have 2 young children and when those creepy crawly leg cramps happen I loose it so confused don't know what to do, but all your advice has been so great I am going to use it and CONGRATS!!! on day 91!!!
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...
doctor has no clue so now sending me to a rheumotologist.they have me on 15mg percocet and flexeril for pain but not working.can anyone help me?
Call your neuro to see waht he/she may be able to do to help you. I know the cramps suck, I have muscle relaxers for mine.
If you're not among those for whom heat is a catalyst for worsening symptoms, you might consider some kind of gentle warmth, such as a hot water bottle or a heating pad. A pain reliever might help, too, if you can tolerate any of those.
Just another note, I have never been one to take meds on a daily basis and have never been on any. Now they want me to take daypro, neurontin, celebrex, flexeril, lortab 7.5 for pain. I have always had a high pain tolerance and have dealth with my pain as best I could. I will take 1/2 lortab when needed, flexeril 1/2 (they make me loopy) if needed.
I've been on Flexaril and Baclofen, and at least for me, the Baclofen is soooooooo much better for spasticity. (Plus the Flexeril makes me feel sick) Now, I can't even imagine going without the Baclofen. A couple times I tried to ween myself off to see if I still had the spasticity, and before I got down to zero, I could already feel the severe pain in my leg again.
soma, flexeril, naproxen, ibuprofen, elmiron, zyrtec, sudafed. I do smoke and have for 22 years.
Just an FYI, Hyland's Leg Cramps with quinine is the best thing in the world for leg pain! It takes it away, but you have to take a few! :) Goodluck!
Yes, potassium and magnesium for cramping, or so I've heard. When I was have leg cramps during pregnancy, I found that bananas helped a lot, presumably because of the potassium.
I did this yesterday b/c all of the joints in my left arm/leg are hurting. For some reason, my right side is fine, but the left is really bothering me. I also had developed a rash on my left arm. My doctor basically just said that it can't be related to the surgery (I had none prior to surgery) & that I probably just had low potassium. He prescribed a month of flexeril and motrin and some bloodwork.
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