Is skelaxin better than soma

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I just got back from my Doctor and now he wants to switch me to Tizanidine. Any thoughts anybody??
My pain clinic is no longer writing for soma. I have had flexeril,robaxin,skelaxin before and they aren't as effective. What can I try?
also she would sleep a lot for a couple of days then spend a few nights awake and not be able to sleep and a general feeling of depression she also may experience muscles spasm's.. soma is a muscle relaxer and her heart is a muscle.. she is lucky to have you with her I wish you well and Please never let your kids go anywhere with her if she drives as you know her coordination is off.. Do not forget to take care of you through this process and stand firm.. I wish you well..
She swears someone stole them but we know better. The thing is, we don't know how many she has taken this week with her party friends or what else. How would an overdose of these effect her, then to be without them suddenly? The hospital doesn't want anything to do with her and we find that strasnge but we can't find out what their telling her only what she wants us to know. Help if you can. She is at Vanderbilt Hospital as we speak.I'll check later for your responce.
Hello Shirio and welcome to the Pain Forum: First let me tell you that I'm sorry for the discomfort. The meds you have are not meds that can help you type of pain. You need a stronger Muscle Relaxer like Flexeril or Soma. These will work much better than Skelaxin which in my opinion is the "Baby" of the Muscle relaxer meds. It is wise to stay on an anit-inflammatory like Motrin but you might want to try 800mg Ibuphropen (sp) Also.
Have you tried Soma? It's a central acting muscle relaxer like Zanaflex. I take Soma and Flexeril and Soma is far better for me. Flexeril makes me feel very apathetic and tired. Soma does not have that effect on me.
I have walked around a bit just to loosen up the muscles. I so hope it is better by tomorrow when I have to go to work. I am going to take a muscle relaxer to see if that helps. How is everyone else doing? Its pretty quiet around here so thats a good sign perhaps that everyone is busy with their families. Well I am going back to my heating pad now but wanted to let you all know i'm thinking of you.
I never got ripped off but supposedly there are counterfits just like anything...... Tell him about the flights to Fla. Everyone is on the flight to go to pain clinics (yes more than one) They get their scripts filled, large scripts too. It is called the oxypipeline or something. All legal too. I saw a documentary about it.
I am just trying to find something that works better than Flexiril.. it works half of the time.. lately my neck has been just awful I have a hard time sleeping thru the night.. I am doing the heating pad and a peppermint cream too.. Its making me get what my massage therapist called "cluster headaches" its been rough..
When there is nothing else someone can take, narcotics is better than living in severe pain for some people. Some people are allergic, or it does nothing for them so they turn to narcotics. I think the warm shower in the morning and stretches are very good! I've heard around that certain foods can aggravate fibro. caffeine, gluton, fake sugars, msg. I don't know of any other non narcotic meds, but if you don't want to take narcotics, I would look into more natural healing.
I was also prescribed Skelaxin which is a joke for a muscle relaxer.. with as much pain and spasms I am in this isn't even touching it.. Any help would be appreciated..
I'm pretty drugged up on on the valium and soma. I know about the mental, but is the physical going to end soon. Prior to March I had been taking darvon for about three or four years.......does that matter? Any help would be appreciated.....I feel like ****. I can deal with the way I feel now, but if it gets worse........i dunno. Thanks everyone.
amytripiline, neurontin, lyrica, flexeril, valium, percocet, vicodin, oxycontin, prednisone, cymbalta, celebrex, Ibuprophen 800 mg, Motrin 800 mg, naprosyn, imitrex, skelaxin, soma, toradol, tylenol w/codeine. Please write me as soon as you can.
The only thing that is an issue with me (and it is different for everyone) is the vicodin/soma combo. There is something about mixing them that is very common. It is actually known as the "Vegas Cocktail" among many other things. It is a common mix with users so it has always given me that iffy feeling. But like I said, that's just ME. Personally I've never had a problem with muscle relaxers, I've had Flexeril, Skelaxin, etc. in my cabinet for months.
Lyrica, Soma, Vicoden, Flexirol, Tegretol, Cymbalta, Skelaxin, Naproxen, Amitriptline, Birth Control, Topamax, Steroid Packs, Norco, etc.. No Relief! I have never been thru anything like this so it’s hard for me to believe that I just make it up in my head. I apologize for my novel but I’m left with another dead end. The pain is unbearable, it’s sharp and constant, and I would go to the ER everyday if I could afford it.
Just FYI but "Dr. shopping" is only when a person is getting opiate or controlled substances from more than one Dr.. Everyone is allowed to go and get other opinions or go see another Dr. and just TALK to them about what their treatment would be and whether they would be a better match.. What you can't do is be getting opiates from your current Dr. and they still be active and then accept more from a new Dr. without terminating your care in writing to the previous Dr.
So be sure to ask up front what their policy is. Good luck in your recovery. You know, better than any doctor or anyone on the forum whether your husband would accept and support you if he knew. If Soma withdrawal could hurt you, than you need someone you can trust nearby while you are detoxing as it sounds dangerous from this drug. I am praying for you. Love to all.
Question is balcforon (cant spell but hopefully somebody will rec what it is) better then then the diazapams? 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 work? 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.
amytripiline, neurontin, lyrica, flexeril, valium, percocet, vicodin, oxycontin, prednisone, cymbalta, celebrex, Ibuprophen 800 mg, Motrin 800 mg, naprosyn, imitrex (no history of migraines, or even headaches), skelaxin, soma, toradol, tylenol w/codeine. Please write me as soon as you can, thank you for listening.
Lyrica, Soma, Vicoden, Flexirol, Tegretol, Cymbalta, Skelaxin, Naproxen, Amitriptline, Birth Control, Topamax, Steroid Packs, Norco, etc.. No Relief! I have never been thru anything like this so it’s hard for me to believe that I just make it up in my head. I apologize for my novel but I’m left with another dead end. The pain is unbearable, it’s sharp and constant, and I would go to the ER everyday if I could afford it.
Lyrica, Soma, Vicoden, Flexirol, Tegretol, Cymbalta, Skelaxin, Naproxen, Amitriptline, Birth Control, Topamax, Steroid Packs, Norco, etc.. No Relief! I have never been thru anything like this so it’s hard for me to believe that I just make it up in my head. I apologize for my novel but I’m left with another dead end. The pain is unbearable, it’s sharp and constant, and I would go to the ER everyday if I could afford it.
Lyrica, Soma, Vicoden, Flexirol, Tegretol, Cymbalta, Skelaxin, Naproxen, Amitriptline, Birth Control, Topamax, Steroid Packs, Norco, etc.. No Relief! I have never been thru anything like this so it’s hard for me to believe that I just make it up in my head. I apologize for my novel but I’m left with another dead end. The pain is unbearable, it’s sharp and constant, and I would go to the ER everyday if I could afford it.
Did get dx'ed with occipital; neuralgia but I think there is more going on than that. Wonder if this is somehow triggering autonomic problem and hence the BP problem but what do I do with this? You can't get anything done in Canada quickly and with my EDS, I was stunned to be sent home after having an EKG. Only thing that didn't put BP up was if I laid on (L) side. Hx meningitis 1996 and had constant H/A same area since. I stopped complaining when no one seemed to find any explanation.
is the one who told me that valium helps with muscle spasms better than things like skelaxin and flexoril..it does seem to help and I haven't been taking my xanax while I am taking the valium.. I am just in so much pain that I have to do something here..Most of it is all on the left side..lower back and left hip..a very constant dull pain with the occasional sharp shooting pains.. thanks again everyone i appreciate all your advice and am going to write some of this down to discuss with my Dr.
I also have lower back pain...a little different than yours. I need a fusion, so they say. I can't take either advil or tylenol cause of stomach problems. I use ice alot, and also...have you tried the lidoderm patch? That also has helped me. And...as everyone has said...your pain just might get better than you think after you've been off the drugs for awhile. It's day 24 for me and I don't hurt as much as before...go figure.
In fact, 2 50Mgs pills did a better job for me than 15Mgs of morphine (MS Contin) for pain relief. My problem was that I began to abuse the drug to the point of 40-50 pills per day in order to feel "normal" Good luck in finding some effective pain relief!
I took Soma which is like Skelaxin to help the first two days with that. I know you said the Skelaxin did not help you much with that. Maybe you could try taking some Tylenol PM at night to help you sleep?? If you do decide to do this, don't take the Tylenol PM with any other sedatives you might have such as the muscle relaxer. This can depress your respiratory system too much and that would not be good. Sorry, I know I am rambling on!!! The nurse part of me is coming out!!!
usually when this happens it is better after 3-4 days..This is not getting better other than the majority of the pain is in my left hip..it's a pretty constant dull pain with those occasional..ooops you moved wrong pains that take your breath away..I can't laugh,cough,or breath deep at all without that extra pain..there is alot of pressure and the other pain is a dull and sometimes shooting pain down the back of my thigh..(never had that before)..
I would like to get off of pain meds as soon as I feel better, and I honestly think that the diazepam helps me more than the Norco. Does anyone know where I can consult with a doctor online, or any doctors in Pittsburgh that are actually willing to listen and help, especially when I;m in so much pain that I'm crying - which I rarely do. I'm a pretty tough kid. I've tried Flexeril, Skelaxin, Robaxin, and others.. the only two that have worked are Soma and Diazepam.
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