Skelaxin withdrawal

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As the result of a back injury in February, I began taking Soma and 10 mgs of hydrocodone at night to help me sleep. I took no pain killers during the day, just Skelaxin. I stopped taking Skelaxin several weeks ago and am now in the process of discontinuing the Hydrocodone. I took the last Soma and 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet several nights ago. This is my second round with trying to get off this med. The problem is the insomnia or sleeplessness that occurs in the middle of the night.
I forgot to add I picked up some skelaxin today but I think its making me sick. Can it help?
It nocks me out cold. The other medication I have taken is Skelaxin. This is given to people who need to return to work, so it's pretty safe, but it still made me sleepy. I don't know if any of this helps, but see a doctor. You do have back problems....these symptoms could be related. You can't imagine what injuries can do to other parts of the body. Love Ya!
oh and broke down and took a muscle relaxer. skelaxin. this shouldn't be a problem right? found an old script. ibuprofen was not cutting it.
Thru the years I have taken Lortab 10 mg. and Skelaxin 500 mg. off and on (about 3-4 times a year) when I have a "spell". Eighteen days ago, had 4 Cadaver bones installed to replace my four that were messed up. Steel rods, titanium screws, and cellulose to help my body not reject the cadaver bone. Drink at least 3/4 a gallon of 2% milk per day. Walk, walk, walk. Taking a multi-vitamin, 1000 mg Vitamin C, 1200 mg Calcium + Vitamin D.
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!!!
What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
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Not this time. I am ready to be feel good again, but I am so scared of withdrawal. I knew the 3rd day of withdrawal was coming tomorrow- the worst day, and I think I just didn't want to deal with it. Can one taper by taking the pills like every other day or every 3rd day? I have xanax, skelaxin, and clonidine to help with withdrawals. I have heard a lot about amino acids to help with energy. Do they really work?
Welcome Everyone!
I have been reading these boards for months. Reading some of the withdrawal stories have really scared me. I am glad my Doctor said that he will be able to help me.
Is any one on Skelaxin?......that is what they replaced my Vicodine and oxycontin with?.......this stuff really gonna help?.......all it says it's a muscle relaxer,,,,,once again, is this addictive...or is a pill they give you to get off this other stuff?.........
I will try to avoid them right now tho because they make me sluggish and I am already fatigued with my cut in dose of hydrocodne..anything can be abused...skelaxin is a fairly safe muscle relaxer.....
It's a muscle relaxer similar to flexeril, skelaxin, etc. I never took more than 1 or 2 occasionally, so I'm not sure about chronic use. But, most literature I've read says to taper down to avoid mild withdrawal symptoms. I'd just reduce my dosages, maybe by splitting pills, until you are off it. Muscle relaxers never did anything for me, personally.
The truth is that they probably have never learned to control themselves properly, and unfortunately also because they are feeling withdrawal from the drugs. The doctors say that this withdrawal is depression so the patient need to go back on the drug. This is a classic drug-dealer situation that pharmaceutical companies are profiting from. ------------------------------- benzo's and ssri's have many side-effects, effectively once u want to withdraw from them.
Hi, I started taking ultram for multiple vehicle injuries. Ultram didn't work, they tried Tylenol3, tylenol3 didn't work they tried hydrocodone, that didn't work..so they tried percoset 5/325 6X a day. I got used to that dose now im on 7.5/325 6x a day. The more I NEED them. The more I want them. I am definitely addicted but it is not a good addiction. I get very mean, and emotionless over nothing. I go to physical therapy 3x a week. So it is all legit.
It took me a week to get over the withdrawal symptoms after I stopped using it. I got nausea, the shakes, malaise or general feeling of unwellness, loss of appetite and temporary increase in my back pain. It wasn't horrible but I was sick getting off of it. If I had bad back pain again I would take it despite the problems of getting off. I tried vicadin and I had one good day and the rest complete insomnia. My friend had the same problem. So that was out for me. It is a side effect of vicadin.
when the pill wears off, that IS NOT withdrawal. that is just the cessation of the therapuetic effect. withdrawal is where your body craves the drug physically. it makes you sweat, shake, and sometimes vomit etc, it feels like the flu. i used to take 400mg a day and i quit cold turkey. it is up to you how fast you get off it. you should definately talk to your dr before changing your dose though. the 4 hours between doses(after the pain killing effect has worn off)is not withdrawal.
About a year or so ago, I was able to cut that down to same dose/2x day. (Although I had some withdrawal symptoms (w/d's included, anxiety, sweating, lethargy, etc), I found it easier to do after a facet block procedure that I had done for my back pain. I have just recently decided that I want OFF of TRAMADOL. Like several of you, my doctor gave me the prescription and told me that it was NOT addictive, but possibly habit-forming.
was put on cymbalta with ultram but pharmacy would not fill because on interaction. motrin,tylenol do nothing nor do skelaxin, or robaxin. Cannot stand the stiffness pain and anxiety. I know this all sounds crazy...but i am at my wits end!!! Any help or suggestions??? Injections to get me through pt? best pill for anxiety,pain? Was given valium for spasms, does not help for that, but does calm me slightly. Ultram takes edge off.
I just can't believe that 3 months after my last opiate that I'm still having this one withdrawal symptom, which is constantly getting more severe in occurrence and intensity. Obviously the MRI's next week will tell more, but I can't stand the constant muscle contractions, especially when I lay down to go to sleep at night. I'm dying for any answers as to a potential cause. Nothing make any sense.
I've been prescribed skelaxin to help with the horrible cramped up groin issues and gluteus cramping and tightening. I personally think skelaxin is hit or miss. I do seem to notice some difference. Finally sent for a surgical consult on my spine (man he was wonderful) but he took one look at my spine and said people can function with my back issues for years. That I'd eventually need repairs but not now. He suggested it was my hips. So.
yes, going c/t, i tried to taper..failed.. i did do one postive thing.. dr asked if i needed my script refilled and i said NO.. that was a huge step for me.. family is gone during the day they start comming home around 5pm, but i have neighbors number on speed dial just in case.. i know i can, i know i can... probally going to start feeling crappy tonight, and im sure im in for a long one after that...
I've tried others meds, Flexeril made me sleepy and didn't help much and I didn't like feeling like that around my family, Skelaxin was tried and that did nothing for the muscle spasms but made me feel incredibly anxious and I stopped that after 3 weeks.
I was on Ultram for a month (got off of that with really tough withdrawal for a week) and was on Skelaxin for muscle spasms. Then I was put on Neurontin. My family practise doc goes with the flow and whatever specialist he sends me to that is my new diagnosis. I still need to see him though. I went to an ortho surgeon and MRI and bone scan were normal (thank God). He said it was dynamic (due to movement) and not structural.
I just want to be careful with my medication and don't want to have a nasty withdrawal when my pulled muscles are better and go off it. I already had a ultrasound, CT, and MRI done. 12 doctor appointments, 2 ER visits in the past 4 weeks and was misdiagnosed many times. Finally got some answers and that I have pulled muscles and muscle spasms. Hopefully my physical medicine doctor can prescribe me something else, like a muscle relaxer instead of tramadol.
The Valium and Clonidine (Catapres) are VERY important, as well as the Ultram, and possibly a muscle relaxer (Skelaxin is nice and mild). 1. Valium 10mg (don't get the 5mg... you need it to be strong enough to knock you out) 2. Ultram 100 mg ER (once a day extended release) is best, because you can't over-use it. It also comes in 50mg tabs (you can take 50-100 mg every 4-6 hrs for pain) 3. Clonidine (Catapres) 0.
I did it the wrong way, too quickly and got extreme visual hallucination with full body withdrawal symptoms. That's normal and a good reason not to ever change any medication, especially a benzodiazepene without the directions of your psychiatrist. But when I went back on the Klonopin the withdrawal symptoms stopped. The horrifying visual hallucinations did not. Given that Klonopin treats tardive dyskinesia, it was treating that while it was happenning as well as the other culprit.
How do you suggest that I deal with my chronic pain? I've been prescribed Skelaxin 100mg/4x (as needed) and I haven't taken more than 50mg (breaking one in half) at a time...and not daily....I'm wondering if taking one here and there will help with my weaning process and there after. I refuse to take them daily because I'm not trying to trade one addiction for another.. Any suggestions would be appreciated....If more info is needed, please let me know....
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