Ibuprofen and soma

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Soma is not a drug that needs to be tapered. So, if you can stop cold turkey--go for it!! The sooner, the better.
I am taking celexa for antoi-depressant but stopped taking the soma and hydrocodone and am feeling really awful right now, want to cry and go away by myself to an island and just watch the ocean for days on end.Can't do that so now what?!Thanks though because 11 years ago, I had herniated discs in my neck and have thought maybe the meds have been masking the return of that and by not taking them, that is what is causing the zings. Good to know it is not.
I am day 7 off of norco + soma. I recently had 2 spinal fusion and feel a lot of residual nerve pain in the groin/glut area and some down the back of the leg. Been taking Ibuprofen (2 tablets of 200 mg) in the morning ...around late afternoon... if needed before I sleep. 6 tablet total for the day. I used to take 3 tablets when I went for runs that were over 6 miles but that was all I took in one day... every 3 days or so, no problem.
use warm pacs, tylenol and or ibuprofen, warm baths or showers, and gentle exercise like walking or swimming. lie down on the floor and gently stretch. try some ice pacs alternating with the heat and see what works best for you. it will get better -- hang in there, and blessins...
I refused, and they relented and prescribed me Soma. A muscle relaxant. I took one tablet last night, and a half tablet this morning. Tonight I just found out that this class of muscle relaxants works similarly to pain pills, which I was unaware of. I am upset at this doctor, and at myself for not checking this out ahead of time, and for assuming the doctor was acting in my best interest.
for the most part at dealing with musculoskeletal issues and commented that chiropractors are typically NO LESS successful at dealing with such things (another words he wasn't telling me to run out and get an adjustment). The doc also re-up'd my scrip for SOMA and sent me for X-Rays of my neck area and, yet again, there was nothing really wrong (just old man related things).
IDK about percocet. I now have a back injury and chronic pain and was previously on Soma and Norco. 2 every 6 hrs. I'm TTC #2 and OFF the Soma, as well as on a lower dose of Norco. It's either I take norco or ibuprofen, and Ibuprofen (and other NSAIDS) have risk of miscarriage or heart issues. So you have to weigh the benefits and the cons.
I was wondering if there is more pain meds like shots, patches,ect...Iam a long time user of percect,fentinylpatch,layrica,soma and clonipine amitriptiline,and a shot of visteral and dilodide and torteral for migraines. I have fibermialgia,2 back and neck surgeries.and nruropathy and arthritise. not i have liver failer going on ,can any one tell me a simple pain med a can still use only one or tooo ,or a patch or shot over a pill? It would be much greatful for a solution.
I have found that Soma, Robaxin and Xanax or Valium doesn't make me sleepy. The Xanax was the most effective for me and I wouldn't get sleepy. Maybe a switch of pain meds would work too or a higher dose for a few days. Your doc would probably authorize that for a few days if they know your circumstances. I am sorry about your hubby and I think taking care of him would make things worse. However, for most of us, we live in the real world and have to do what we have to do to get by.
I am a 52 yo woman and I am experiencing severe edema, especially in my ankles and feet (the left much more than the right). I have been to the doctor and the ER and they have run many tests, but they are all normal. My kidneys are fine, my liver is fine, my electrolytes are normal, my EKG is normal, my chest x-ray is clear, I am pre-diabetic with a fasting sugar of 112.6. I have not been able to work for the last 3 years because of a cervical spine problem.
The pain seems to gravitate up and down my whole left side all the way near my arm pit. The diagnoses was muscle spasms and I was prescribed Ibuprofen and Soma and alternating hot and cold pack treatments. I have been taking the medications for about a week and I do not see any improvement at all. The medicines only work for about 2 hours and the pain is very bad on a scale of about 7. Do I need another or additional type of medicine and How long is the recovery period?
I even researched medical marijuana on the internet but I don't know anyone that has actually tried it. It is not legal in my state and I am nervous of the stigma of using illegal drugs. Besides that where would one get there hands on it? The funny thing is, if it works it would be a lot less toxic then a lot of the drugs myself and others are taking on a daily basis for muscle jerks, pain, anxiety etc. I will be curious if anyone "knows someone" lol that has tried it.
I take Soma occasionally if I have had an unusually physical and active day, and my muscles ache! Soma can tend to make me drowsy, a little nauseous, and really kind of loopy! LOL! It definitely not something I could take regularly and still function! However, it does help to relax my muscles after a long day! Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in on Soma! Take care!
I had SEVERE back pain and recently had to endure 2 spinal fusions. Was on vicodin or norco + soma (at night only for 3 yrs or so) and the past year I had to up the dose to 3-4x daily. I recently went cold turkey as I felt I was killing myself with all the medication that my pain doctor kept putting me on (long lasting oxy, morphine, patches...the works) to get me OFF the other stuff. It was all madness!!
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
You may neen soma or flexiril to help relax your jaw. I have TMJ and they do help with the tesion/clinching. I would stay at the level of hydro you are presently taking until the "true" pain starts to subside. Then you need address that problem. Unless you will need take these meds for the rest of your life. That is a wholly different treatment issue. You will find out soon enough that the 10-12 hydros/day won't touch your pain or give you the side effect buzz.
I have soma, trazodone, vitamins and gambentin. My pity party is so big right now that Kensington Palace would not have room to hold it. I envy those that have pills right now and that is not good. I know that I have to pull myself up by my bootstraps and GET OVER IT. I know the entire drill and realize that this is part of recovery. I have done this too many times to count and could write a book about every phase that I go through. I am shaky and very irritable.
I have found that ibuprofen 800mg every 6 hrs max 2400mg/24 hours does a great job for pain and pulled muscles.Try not to keep that dose up for very long because it is hard on the stomach and kidneys.You can alternate with tylenol 1000mg every 4 hrs max 4000mg/24 hrs,if the ibuprofen is not enough. Congrats on being so strong in refusing opiates. Wow your job is really dangerous and always prone to injury.
During this last pregnancy I was referred to Pain MGMT (I had been on Norco and Soma prior to my pregnancy and it did help my pain but the Soma made me have bad side effects) . Pain mgmt however is NOT willing to do further imaging studies to pinpoint my pain.
As I was getting better and ready to return to full duty, I was in a car accident and it put me back to square one. I am on Soma 3X a day, Neurontin 300mg 2X a day and Tylox 1 every 4 hours for pain. I have a TENS unit and a back brace which seem to help at times, but when the pain is at it's peak, nothing seems to help. My heating pad has become my best friend. I can't use ice, I've tried and it seems to really aggrivate the pain.
feels like my eyes will explode from my head and my jaw hurts and then my teeth hurt. Am I nuts? I wake at night with both hands/arms numb, tingling, and in intense pain and it takes 10 to 30 minutes for it to stop enough to go back to sleep. I am exhausted, frustrated, and scared...I find myself crying at my desk by mid afternoon as the pain just gets worse... Is there anyone out there that understands or can give me some good advice..I have tried so many things it is unreal?
She did ask me to only take them when the pain was unbearable and she took me off the ibuprofen 800 completely.My pain mgmt Dr. is now saying that he is going to stop my rx completley because of my pregnancy.The problem is that I am in pain 24x7.I even wake up in the middle of the night in so much pain and I have to take my pain rx and put the heating pad so that I can go back to sleep.I can't even get out of bed in the mornings or do regular chores without constant pain..
Can't speak for all, but I too have chronic pain that was addressed via Lortab, Soma and Ibuprofen. Doc took me off the Ibuprofen 800's, changed my Lortabs to Norco as they have less Acetaminophen. I am ok taking them and my liver is trashed, but still compensated.
I have a couple soma that I have been using and I think that helped me sleep. I'm trying to make the couple that I have last through day 4. Day 2 begins!
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The only meds that are non-addictive you can get over the counter, like Ibuprofen and acetaminophen. I don't think muscle relaxers are addictive, except for Soma, at least in my experience, and can sometimes be helpful with neck and back pain. Ibuprofen or Naproxen is good for inflamation and muscle relaxers for spasms. I am not sure what else you can take or what you are looking for.
your right on when you said that taking a opiate for chronic pain is not the same as addiction. Many of the symptoms can and are the same such as tolerance and dependence. Drug addicts and chronic pain patience Are as different as ketchup and mustard. Not much of a correlation but you get my drift.
On my last visit he wasn't really watching stuff and sent me home without any painkiller scripts and gave me a lecture on all of the pills I was taking and how addictive they were (soma, klonopin, etc). Odd, considering he is the one that started me on all of them, when I called back, he decided I should be under the care of a pain management specialist, makes sense, but i agree so I see him in 2 days.
I have also just read that NSAID's such as ibuprofen and naproxen can give a 0.4% false positive rate. Also; Glutethimide (Doriden), Phenytoin (Dilantin) give false positives for barbiturates.
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