Gabapentin and flexeril

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I haven't taken 3 at night for over 5 years as my pain worsened and I now take morphine and oxycodone along with an antidepressant, gabapentin, and valium for all my ailments. I have noticed that now that 7 years have passed while still on flexeril, the drowsiness is very mild and lasts only for a short while shortly after taking the medicine. Sometimes I don't notice any drowsiness after I take it. So there is a good chance that the drowsiness will go away or lessen over time.
She finally tried me on Baclofen, but I couldn't handle it. I am not on flexeril and neurontin and it has mad a difference. I absolutely cannot miss a dose but, my symptoms that she said the neurontin would take care of are still there and that is why I am wondering if I am on too low of a dose. My neuro and I seem to have communication issues. I'm debating on whether or not I should call her or my PCP or start looking going to another neuro or a MS specialist.
I am a bit worried about taking Gabapentin.....if it starts to work, and I think it might be.....(which is awesome for the day to day life), but when you're not in pain, you can forget that something is wrong! Im worried that I won't push for an answer as hard and/or something will get missed! I don't want to take this band-aid treatment for the rests of my life.....I want to get better!
She referred me to a pain management doctor and physical therapist and also gave me a prescription for Gabapentin (100mg...take 100mg at night for 5 days, then 200mg a night for 5 days then 300mg a night). Has anyone taken it and found it helpful? Also what about the dose? So much that I am reading discusses much higher doses and talks about taking it 3 times a day. Any insight would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.
He told me not to take the valium I had been prescribed but I could continue the flexeril with the gabapentin as needed. I see him on the first of July and since I am newly diagnosed I have so many questions. I feel a little lost. I have been having so many problems remembering things. Forgetting what I was saying right in the middle of saying it. I was trying to call a friend the other day and I know her number by heart but I dialed half her number and half someone elses.
I recently started having to take gabapentin and it seems to be making me swell really bad! It makes my feet, legs, hands, & face swell up. Is this normal? Also started taking backofen for muscle spasms and every time I take it 20 to 30 mins later I get a pretty bad headache. Is this normal? Thank u for the advise and info in advance! Have a wonderful and blessed day!
I have been on tylenol 3 and 300mg of gabapentin for 2 years now. I take 5 tylenols a day and also 6 gabapentins. I tried to quit by myself but I got very ill. I have 2 babies and I need help getting off the medication. I have rhumatoid arthritis.
We all respond differently to these meeds and finding the optimum treatment is a process of trial and error. If I were in your shoes I would try the gabapentin, and if that seems insufficient, try the addition of amitriptyline or nortriptyline. Medical cannabis is another possible option, if it's accessible where you live. One final thought....the only thing that has helped me when I've suffered from the MS hug is IV steroids.
I'm sorry to so I haven't had much pain relief. I'm also taking flexeril and mobic. I'm willing to try anything in lieu of going back on all the narcotic pain meds. All we can do is try!!!
i'm already a fibro/migraine patient and was taking topamax, effexor, gabapentin, and ambien plus meds to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. the flexeril and mobic both helped my fibro symptoms and once my hands and left arm were rehabbed after a year the rheumatologist kept the meds on my list. now i have cataracts! i'm only 46!!
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.
As far as I know Gabapentin and other anti-seizure medications don't have any effect on the functioning of the peripheral nerves. They sort of calm down the brain's response to input like the misfiring of nerves so all they really do is reduce your perception of the pain in the brain. So logically, I don't see how taking Gabapentin would have any effect on the results of this test, but like Wobbly said it's probably a good idea to ask your doctor or nurse.
(I actually have a sacroiliac steriod injection tomorrow.) I am also taking gabapentin, mobic and flexeril. So far I haven't gotten much relief from the pain. When your surgeon gets back, I'm sure he will be able to explain things to you. I hope you find what works for you.
Yeah My girlfriend had complications after a hernia surgery and she was put on this stuff. She doesn't take or enjoy pills at all and the doctor was very careful with this stuff. She was on for a few weeks and then they slowly tapered her off because as stated above it can cause seizures if you abrubtly stop. it didn't even help her pain either but that is not really relevant. It doesn't seem like much is known about this stuff so i would be careful.
I believe this is helping for my nerve pain in my legs and right arm...just not enough. I try to keep all of my meds on auto refill. But periodically the Lyrica doesn't go through and I find myself running out of it for a few days. Grrr. This happened on Thursday. The pharmacy was waiting for dr. authorization and it didn't happen until today. So, I didn't have any Lyrica from Thurs. morning until this morning. Saturday through today has been pretty rough.
for the last 6 years they have had me taking everything from tramadol, xanax, morphine, diladud, oxycontin, oxcycodone, codeine, oxcycodone ir, vicodin, norco, soma, flexeril, meloxicam, mobic, on top of that I used to be an alcoholic, and use illegal drugs cocaine mostly weed, and whatever else to stop the pain from the total disc replacement surgery in my back. Here is the ****** up part, I can't get off them even if I wanted to, I would be in chronic pain and I am only 37 years old.
I've been taking gabapentin for 4 years for the heaviness and nerve pain I have in my legs. I also take flexeril and wear lidocaine patches. I will call about a cancellation list and get on it,great idea thank you. I would really like to bop somebody in the head, it has been a roller coaster ride for so long. I have a question, is it okay to use wheelchair for those days that aren't so great? I feel like if I give in and use one I am letting it take over me.
Well I notice the one common thing so far is that well all are not on DMD's and we all take Gabapentin. Me? Im also taking amitryptaline (spell?) prozac and nuvigil. And occasionally percocet for pain.
I would be up for days with this pain and my doctor didn't want to prescribe me any pain pills till she knew what was going on. So I found some old norco and flexeril and self-medicated with some wine. Definitely didn't take the pain away, but helped it enough to where I could get a few hours of sleep. Now those are gone and I am stuck with nothing. Ugh... If you find anything that works for you let us know! And I wish you luck!
I've never been to one and I'm broke and feeling like ****. I'm on my own here and I hope there is a cyber friend out there that can help. I am so scared.
it did help the pain and tightness. I guess it is logical it would help with spasms, as the heart is a muscle and a heart attack is a spasm. it not heart related as there wasn't anything new going on there. so they sent me home without helping the arm problem really. today my arm is tightening up again and I was wondering what you did to help this. I do have flexeril to take but hate how it sometimes makes me feel. so what helps for you?
I did go to TJ to get some valium and flexeril to try and combat the w/d's.... This is the first and only time I ever plan to do that!!!! I was so scared coming back across the border with them that I wonder if it was worth it.... Just don't know where to turn as if you re-read my post I am having problems with my doctor's even contacting me....
Every morning I wake up with this awful aching and have to take another 100 mg of gabapentin and a tramadol. If I dont' take something right away, the pain gets to be about a level 10. It literally hurts worse than labor and delivery. I didn't cry during the births of my kids but sometimes this pain puts me over the edge. I get jumpy eyes and my head feels like someone is taking 2 wires and touching them together causing this wierd jerky movement. Is anyone else experiencing this stuff?
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.
I have been having so many nights with spasms and jerking of my legs. We have tried many things, like Baclofen, Flexeril, and Gabapentin. Now, we are on 3000 mg. of Gabapentin, and my physiacrist decided to try Valium at 5mg, first week going to 10 mg. the next week, at night time. I was told that in NO WAY can I take the Baclofen, ( warning on bottle), or the flexeril and no grapefruit juice or grapefruit.
I've never tried cymbalta however I've taken neurontin(gabapentin) for abt 5 yrs. its an anticonvulsant and works wonders for this type of nerve pain. I have a few side effects especially like now when I am increasing the dose(2700 mg now)...feel sort of spacey and yes dry mouth. but otherwise no biggie, these side effects are minor in comparison to the pain... BTW do you're homework on epidural steroid injections.... best place to find more info on them is the PAIN MANAGEMENT FORUM....
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.
I'm currently on day 6 of being opioid-free - my own regimen consists of 100 mg of gabapentin (Neurontin) every six hours to alleviate nerve pain/restlessness, and 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) at bedtime to loosen up the tension in my back and induce drowsiness. Melatonin is a great natural sleep aid - you might also want to try valerian (another OTC natural sleep aid) in combination with it in case you feel you're not getting enough restful sleep.
The mechanism by which Gabapentin exerts its anticonvulsant action is unknown, but in animal test systems designed to detect anticonvulsant activity, Gabapentin prevents seizures as do other marketed anticonvulsants. Gabapentin exhibits antiseizure activity in mice and rats in both the maximal electroshock and pentylenetetrazole seizure models and other preclinical models (e.g., strains with genetic epilepsy, etc.). The relevance of these models to human epilepsy is not known.
I have no other scatica pain just the foot problem. I saw a neurosurgeon and he prescibed Nuerontin and Flexeril. I have taken the Nuerontin for roughly a week now 300mg and tomorrow I have to up the dosage to 300mg twice a day all the way up to 900mg total. I was wondering what type of side effects anyone has experienced on this medicine. I am having sensations now in my left foot as well as my head. I am tired all the time since starting this drug.
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