How long does it take skelaxin to work

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Avatar_f_tn I think it would be fine to take. I use to use it.
Avatar_f_tn It wasn't too hard <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off of. Skelaxin didn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> as well for me either but did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> some as I felt it after I got of of it. For short term I would take Flexeril at night (5mg). Apparently Skelaxin doesn't work for you.Flexeril only works for 3 weeks then it is a sleeping pill really. I would go on an off as needed.
230948_tn?1235847929 does that still make you sleepy/ can you take it when you need it or is it something you take all the time?and does it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>? And what else is out there? going to my rheumy tomorrow in london and want him to write to my GP with a precription as she wont do anything without a consultants say so.
694135_tn?1299022583 I would like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> ALL the other Fibro sufferers make it day by day and still go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> in so much pain. I can't take this anymore. I walk to hurts, I drive it hurts, I sit it hurts, I can't even blow dry my hair without all the back pain. I have had 4 steroid shots in my hips and 6 in my necks and shoulders. I am now on the Linocain pain patch (12hrs on 12 off), Nicodin and Skelaxin 800mg 2 times a day. Has anyone have advice as to what has helped them?
Avatar_m_tn This is such a weird thing for my brain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> wrap itself around. Shelley - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> come it take so much for this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be diagnosed and seems like it so ambiguous.. I mean how obvious to these symptoms have to be.. I think the only way for me to tell if I have symptoms is to take the medicine and see if I feel better.
585414_tn?1288944902 This is the closest I've come to recovery from tardive psychosis. I've had it for 10 years, most of the time, it was not known by anyone. Including science. There were sporadic case studies of this "hypothetical condition" and one that said "tardive psychosis is the hardest form of psychosis to treat". Let's change that to "was". It CAN be treated. And identified. But how did it start?
Avatar_f_tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> wash a toilet This was simply too much of a time saver not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> share it with you 1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl. 2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom. 3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close the lid. You may need to stand on the lid. 4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds.
514273_tn?1311613235 That it was okay <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do something about it and not just ride it out. I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> much easier it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> function when I take a pill. My pain does actually go away and I've felt that relief..and I know that relief will be 15-20 minutes away...i keep asking myself..why should i suffer through it..why bother with the pain? I wish I could be stronger and just take it as needed right now..but I can' I have to just keep on doing what I'm doing.
Avatar_f_tn Not great and doesn't take away the pain but it does prevent my freaking out over it. (BTW my GP does know what pain meds I'm on and my pain doc knows my other prescribed meds although the xanax is new) Butrans is hit or miss. I'm having issues with it staying on my skin (especially during the summer) but I do feel more relief than when I haven't. I know the stressors don't help my pain.
1307610_tn?1273352927 there are also other similar meds like Lyrica I've been lucky even after taking the gaba for 7 yrs I really can't complain of any side effects....but there is a possiblity of many so research it well if you decide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> give it a try....for me it was a god send!
Avatar_f_tn I'm spending my entire morning just trying <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> handle the pain until I can take a Percocet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> simmer it down. I live in Montana and the doctors here are not concerned with helping you get the pain under control. They're more interested in getting you off the pain meds and expect you to be able to deal with it in other ways. I've been doing this since 1989 and try everything I hear about just to deal with it.
Avatar_n_tn my wife and daughter say and watched me almost die. i want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> REMEMBER that. take it all in... less chance u will decide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> detox again. i had a dr tell me i was going to end up dying. lost 20lbs in 7days. hope my story of hell can help you. if you chose to taper with that small amount its going to take even longER. but that is your choice man... im not saying a taper is not possible but can you control your use?? i sure as hell cant..
Avatar_f_tn I know how much pain I am do I need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> suffer through it? or can I take a few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> try and get a little relief.? I did go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> the e.r. and got a few shots the other day..but I can't just keep going there..what the hell do I do..I can't handle much more of this..I have been laying on heating pads,ice,frozen veggies..I have taken motrin,skelaxin,flexoril,advil,nuproxin..nothing is helping..I had an MRI @ 6mo.ago so i know what the problem is..usually though it gets better after 3-4 days...
680303_tn?1239988440 I am always amazed how someone can go ct first of all, and contonue to go to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>. If I take 1/4 less of a pill, I feel it. It ususally takes me about a month <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off a medication. I can't stand the least amount of a detox feeling. I just wondering if anyone else considered getting off.
Avatar_m_tn 1000 mg of morphine a day is not gonna be pain free/in fact a bit scary and I am on the positive side as a rule but u know sounds like u will suffer then refill on tuesday..merry go round? is it not? geez...u dont feel well at all i am guessing? u have nothing to tide u over?..when u get ur refill..sounds like that is ur plan..then post and have someone help u taper if u r tired of this..i would be sick and tired of being sick and tired by now...
1531526_tn?1330739676 There is every chance that the meds you are taking are now creating a majority of the pain your feeling. Weird huh? but I understand it does happen. Take pain killers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> enough and your threshold for pain gets so low that stubbing a toe feels like someone chopped your foot off with an axe. Get away from the pain meds, get clean and then assess you pain level. May not be so bad afterall.
Avatar_f_tn Please do not take more meds than prescribed and make sure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> the PM Dr. wanted those <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> last..I don't see where he expects you to take them every day. They should be helping a decent amount if you had nothing before besides Advil or Tylenol....Percocet is pretty strong as it usually goes from Tylenol 3, to Ultram/Tramadol, to Norco/Lortab, to Percocet... steps....
Avatar_n_tn When I detoxed they gave me Zanaflex, which completely took away the muscle spasms but also really doped me up, knocked me out. Which was good as I had zero desire <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take it once the WDs had passed. It did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span>, though. Good luck.
Avatar_f_tn In that I have to go to ER due to shortness of breath, lips/tongue swelling, etc. The meds I CAN take for pain don’t even come close <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> touching it – but I guess it would be worse if I was not taking them. I’m seriously considering finding a good chiropractor, but have been putting it off because of horror stories. I understand that there are wonderful ones out there – I just don’t want to end up with the QUACK! lol I do have hypertension – fairly controlled on my BP meds.
Avatar_f_tn And yes, it’s really hard to get used to walking without it. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> do you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> wear it? It’s going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> take you a little time after you stop wearing it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> feel and walk normal. Right now you’re still healing. I was still wearing mine when I went to PT. I think it was like 4 to 5 months, I don’t remember. Then when I was in P.T they helped me build the muscles back up and It wasn't so bad.
209591_tn?1267418314 Finally, I went with him and I said to the orthopedic guy, * look he's 21 yrs old and this is affecting his life and he's in college and has a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do, so let's do whatever tests you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> find out exactly what it is.* They did an MRI and found a torn ligament and some degeneration in his neck. It wasn't great news, but at least we knew for sure what we were dealing with, and my son felt relieved at least to know this.
Avatar_n_tn I have never done it but I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> I have adjusted when I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do it and I would say do it as slowly towards the end as u can. If u have enough pills to spread it out, do that. I think the shorter the drop - the easier - everytime if u can. That's just what I think, like I said, I wish I had the willpower to do that, so good for you. Are u wanting off them b/c your sick of taking them, or are u scared u may get addicted?
Avatar_f_tn In hindsight, I wish that I was told about how it's actually made <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> and mostly, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> difficult it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off of it. Maybe I would have made a different choice. I excuse the doctor that prescribed me this medication because I believe that he had good intentions and believed what the pharmaceutical company told him. He may have learned differently since then, but he's no longer my Doctor so I wouldn't know. I'm not sure if anyone's been following my posts....
1285653_tn?1288362229 Currently - topamax (its been over ten years since I started taking it) and cymbalta daily, though I want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off the cymbalta because it does nothing for me and I can't take the side effects. Aleve or migranal on bad days and cross my fingers they work.
Avatar_n_tn The best advice I can give is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> that AA meeting and take it one day at a time. It really takes your body up to a month to get all of the chemicals OUT. Many chemicals such as alcohol, marijuana and opiods will s l o w l y come out of fat cells in the body over the month. Yes, you will have sweating and may feel lousy, but take it one day at a time and you will feel great in a month or so.
Avatar_n_tn you have no help and your husband is not being supportuive and the need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> hide whats going on is causing guilt. it can be done alone but it does make it harder. keep moving forward. it takes one second, one minute, one hour at a time. do you want to be off for good or are you planning to go back to meds once you can? this indecision can also make the pain worse since your spending your time trying to figure out how to get a refill or borrow meds. i am here whenever you need me.
Avatar_f_tn I took my non narcotic muscle relaxer-and hoping for some relief. Is this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> it is going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be in the cold?? I take relafen for anti inflammatory. Anyone out there have any non narcotic ideas for pain-legit? I have counselling tonight-I will crawl there. I am just losing it with this pain today-sorry.
Avatar_f_tn What are some non-narcotic drugs I can possibly try? I have been taking valium <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> help relax my muscles, which it does...But it does nothing for the pain that is constant.I have been taking motrin ,aleve,advil.but feel no relief at all. I have not taken anymore pain medicine since I took those Norco earlier this week. I do not want to ruin my progress but I am in pain and need to do something..I have an MRI scheduled for next week to see if the discs that were already bad in my back are worse..
Avatar_f_tn In hindsight, I wish that I was told about how it's actually made <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> and mostly, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> difficult it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get off of it. Maybe I would have made a different choice. I excuse the doctor that prescribed me this medication because I believe that he had good intentions and believed what the pharmaceutical company told him. He may have learned differently since then, but he's no longer my Doctor so I wouldn't know. I'm not sure if anyone's been following my posts....