Gabapentin and flexeril

Common Questions and Answers about Gabapentin and flexeril


I haven't an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>n 3 at night for over 5 years as my pain worsened <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I now an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> morphine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd oxycodone along an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> an antidepressant, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it has mad a difference. I absolutely an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>not miss a dose but, my symptoms that she said the neurontin would an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>.....if it starts to work, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I think it might be.....(which is awesome for the day to day life), but when an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>'re not in pain, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> this band-aid treatment for the rests of my life.....I want to get better!
She referred me to a pain management doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd physical therapist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd also gave me a prescription for <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> ( style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 100mg at night for 5 days, then 200mg a night for 5 days then 300mg a night). Has anyone an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>n 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> the valium I had been prescribed but I could continue the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> as needed. I see him on the first of July <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it seems to be making me swell really bad! It makes my feet, legs, hands, &amp; face swell up. Is this normal? also started taking backofen for muscle spasms and every time I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 300mg of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> for 2 years now. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 5 tylenols a day and also 6 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentinan>s. 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd error. If I were in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r shoes I would try the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd if that seems insufficient, try the addition of amitriptyline or nortriptyline. Medical an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>nabis is another possible option, if it's accessible where an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd mobic. I'm willing to try anything in lieu of going back on all the narcotic pain meds. all we an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> do is try!!!
The only thing helps me is taking flexeril and xanax. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentinan> for pain and it does help getting the burn out. Let us know.
as far as I know <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r perception of the pain in the brain. So logically, I don't see how taking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentinan> would have any effect on the results of this test, but like Wobbly said it's probably a good idea to ask an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r doctor or nurse.
(I actually have a sacroiliac steriod injection tomorrow.) I am also taking <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, mobic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span>. So far I haven't gotten much relief from the pain. When an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r surgeon gets back, I'm sure he will be able to explain things to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>. I hope an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> find what works for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>.
Yeah My girlfriend had complications after a hernia surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd she was put on this stuff. She doesn't an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> or enjoy pills at all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the doctor was very careful an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> this stuff. She was on for a few weeks and then they slowly tapered her off because as stated above it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> cause seizures if an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 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, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd use illegal drugs cocaine mostly weed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd whatever else to stop the pain from the total disc replacement surgery in my back. Here is the ****** up part, I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>'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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> for 4 years for the heaviness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd nerve pain I have in my legs. I also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> and wear lidocaine patches. I will call about a an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>cellation list and get on it,great idea thank an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>. 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> over me.
I would be up for days an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd self-medicated an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> some wine. Definitely didn't an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> nothing. Ugh... If an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> find anything that works for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> let us know! and I wish an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> luck!
I've never been to one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I'm broke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd feeling like ****. I'm on my own here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I hope there is a cyber friend out there that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> help. I am so scared.
it did help the pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd tightness. I guess it is logical it would help an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> spasms, as the heart is a muscle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a heart attack is a spasm. it not heart related as there wasn't anything new going on there. so they sent me home an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan>out helping the arm problem really. today my arm is tightening up again and I was wondering what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> did to help this. I do have flexeril to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> but hate how it sometimes makes me feel. so what helps for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>?
I did go to TJ to get some valium and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> to try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd combat the w/d's.... This is the first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd only time I ever plan to do that!!!! I was so scared coming back across the border an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> them that I wonder if it was worth it.... Just don't know where to turn as if an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> re-read my post I am having problems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> my doctor's even contacting me....
Every morning I wake up an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> this awful aching <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> another 100 mg of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a tramadol. If I dont' an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> actually make their pain worse.
I have been having so many nights an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> spasms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd jerking of my legs. We have tried many things, like Baclofen, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. Now, we are on 3000 mg. of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentinan>, 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean> the Baclofen, ( warning on bottle), or the flexeril and no grapefruit juice or grapefruit.
I've never tried cymbalta however I've an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>n neurontin(<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>) for abt 5 yrs. its an anticonvulsant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>'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, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd clonazepam for nerve pain, a migraine med, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span> for spasms, ambien, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a pain med that I try not to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> the constriction and spasms I have an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>n 1/2 of one a day. Not sure what any of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> 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.
The mechanism by which an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentinan> exerts its anticonvulsant action is unknown, but in animal test systems designed to detect anticonvulsant activity, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentinan> prevents seizures as do other marketed anticonvulsants. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>g<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>pentin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> exhibits antiseizure activity in mice <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd rats in both the maximal electroshock <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd pentylenetetrazole seizure models and other preclinical models (e.g., strains an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd he prescibed Nuerontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flexeril</span>. I have an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>takean>n 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.
Of course, I never told anyone becuase I was too embarrased about it. The itching started then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I have had that problem off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd on for years now. The electric stuff eventually went away. Ten years ago I was in a wheelchair for several months. I was weak and had parasthesia in my torso which is still here. I assumed it was my back. My doctor ordered X-rays and after physical therapy I was dismissed from the orthopedic guys and I was able to get back on my feet.
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