Fentanyl and muscle rigidity

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Avatar f tn a thorough evaluation by a physician is indicated for muscle rigidity. The doctor should check reflexes, sensation and muscle tone. Diagnostic tests like CT scan, MRI, nerve conduction studies or electromyography and certain blood tests as necessary are done. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause and severity. Do keep us posted and take care.
Avatar f tn and what about his muscle rigidity?what to do?...he had his hallucinations almost twice a week already and it really alarms me...
Avatar f tn The psychiatrist said he has aspergers and the other(the neurologist) said mental retardation, both saying we only had to take care of him and give medications and other therapies, yet his muscle rigidity alarms me which the psychiatrist said nothing, like it's part of his sickness..=(..twice a week he has hallucinations to which muscle rigidity occurs.
Avatar m tn Dear, Association of stiff person syndrome, is a rare disorder characterized by muscle rigidity, spasms and continuous motor unit activity. Its association with myasthenia gravis is rare but has been documented. Both, have similar pathogenesis and disease process linked to immunogenic abnormality. It may manifest as chronic pain and stiffness in the low back and both lower limbs.
Avatar f tn But I am having more and more severe numbness in my limbs, plus have really bad muscle rigidity in the rea of my trapezoid muscles that not even the max dose of zanaflex will budge. I thought bone spurs were something elderly people got from wearing I'll fitting shoes, oh, an MRI of my knees a couple of years ago showes bone spurs under my knee caps. At 36 am I to young to have these- can they cause problems of any significance? Thank you!
222135 tn?1236488221 Last evening and overnight, my legs were contracting horribly - the muscle that runs the length of my shin bone - this also pulls my foot and big toe upward, lasts for about 25 minutes and feels like my toe is going to fall off. Did this several times, almost like in "waves". I had the same contractions in the arches of my feet.
20834869 tn?1528912928 s help diagnose muscle disorders, nerve disorders, and disorders affecting the connection between nerves and muscles and the EEG records electrical patterns in your brain which helps to diagnose conditions such as seizures, epilepsy, head injuries, dizziness, headaches, brain tumors etc but normal MRI's, EEG's, EMG's do not rule out the possibility of someone having seizures, doesn't mean they were seizures either, just that normal doesn't rule seizures out!
Avatar m tn hello my name is john, i'm 22 single . i have a problem with my penis. it's curved down like a banana. like this pic *** but this in not my penis, mine is little less curvation, would i be able to have normal sex with a penis with that shape?? there is another problem which makes me so desperate ,i think that my erection is not hard enought to peneterate cuz when i put some pressure on my penis, my penis curvation increases, it dont get bended up or right or left, only down.
Avatar m tn Aside from resting tremor, the other symptoms of Parkinson's disease are rigidity (muscle stiffness), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), stooped posturing, and loss of automatic movements (including blinking, smiling, and swinging of arms when walking). Unfortunately, there is no diagnostic test that can confirm Parkinson's disease. With no diagnostic tests to provide specific answers, physicians must base their diagnosis of Parkinson's on judgment.
Avatar f tn When I did start again I went back on the same stuff but in different orders and doses and over many months. I never got that muscle rigidity again but there are so many factors to consider when trying to figure out what it was that caused that for me. Now, several years and combos later, I"m now taking lithium, lamotrigine (lamictal) and methylphenidate (ritalin).
Avatar n tn Then i Started to feel all over the sipmston that I read on internet. White and palate tongue (I think in candidisis), joint and muscle paint (vih sympton), dry skin on my hand and face (vih rash?), weird sensation in my legs (vih neuropathy), swollen gland under my nec and my armpit (vih lynphoadenopathy) and still I feel this terrible sipmston. So on!!! I am totally crazy with this!! Just let me know, What is the risk if i haved sucked blood?
Avatar f tn So, if I understand what you all are saying and what i am experiencing-the fentanyl will do nothing for the nerve or muscle pain. Do you know, is it a problem or should I say contraindicated to continue to get rhizotomies, which help tremendously with the nerve pain. Yesterday, at the end of the day, I read this quote, from a newly cannonized saint, and I thought to myself, wow-that says it all, "People who suffer, have something to offer to God.
1139726 tn?1260901878 No tremors either. Just spasms inside my muscles. Twiches, if you will.
Avatar m tn How can I help someone close to me get through withdrawal from fentanyl and other pain medications. He has bravely informed us of his addictions, the most recent being 50 mcg fentanyl , one a day for 7 days. I realize that this is a pain management forum. However, sometimes it gets in the wrong hands and is abused. This is a young person who is FINALLY seeking help. He already had a "quiet history" of drug and alcohol abuse. Then he hurt his back and the doctor put him on pain meds.
Avatar f tn Fentanyl is not like other narcotics. It stores in your fat and muscle so the withdrawal takes longer. You've tried the tricks for the rls. The only thing I can think of is taking a magnesium supplement. It helped me. Good luck. You're very strong doing this ct.
Avatar f tn I have been using the fentanyl patch several years now. For me I had to increase the dosage, I think about ever three years. I am now on the 50 mg patch with meds for break through pain. I do go to a pain management doctor, and it is much better for you to talk to your doctor about the pain not being controlled. Your body becomes tolerant and increased doses are expected. I am surprised your doctor hasn't already increased the dosage after such a long time taking the same pain killer.
Avatar n tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor.
478811 tn?1208474960 Thats right only you know and if you feel like you could have a problem or are developing a problem talk to your doctor and maybe they can give you some advice or put you on another med.
6815927 tn?1395511425 I have Backpain coming from a car accident that occurred 14 years ago and i am on fentanyl 100 mcg q 48 hrs and percocet 10/325 8 daily mdd and also oxymoronphone 40mg 2 daily mdd... so i have been on a lot of medication and i too am talking to my pcp about decreasing my medication... i wish u the best and god bless...
Avatar n tn Doctor continues to ask me if I would start fentanyl therapy,which I have tried and only helps for 2 days and not 3 days which the dosage is set at.I have declined the fentanyl treatment and now DR. wants me to see surgeon for my cervical stenosis.My neck is only a part of my problems.I first started pain management for leg pain which still continues.What is your opinion about fentanyl,and also surgery on neck when their are multi-level problems causing same symptoms?
Avatar f tn Oh, boy, you poor thing. I can't imagine being unconscious for that long. That is truly frightening. What doctor is following you on this? Is it your primary care or a nephrologist? Do you still have to have dialysis? Have they recommended physical therapy for you to help you get walking normally? I think you have a lot of questions to ask your doctor about.
Avatar f tn other symptoms similar to parkinson’s are tremors, muscle rigidity, mask facies, shuffling gait, pill rolling finger movements. There is neither cure for Fahr’s syndrome nor any standard course of treatment. There has been ongoing research on neurogenetic disorders like Fahr’s syndrome with the aim to locating and understanding the actions of genes involved in this disorder. Once these genes are known, effective ways to treat and prevent Fahr’s syndrome could be worked on. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn m on 150 mg fentanyl patch and oxy codone 30 for break thru pain. I still have pain. I get restless legg and struggle at times other time mainly during warm weather feel controllable . I've been on theses for over ten years and wish I were normal. I got hurt as a law officer.
Avatar n tn Hi there. Sinemet or levodopa is used in the management of parkinsonism especially bradykinesia and rigidity apart from restless leg syndrome. though sinemet is the most effective medication and has least short term side effects, it is associated with high risks of long term side effects like involuntary movements or dyskinesia. Long term basis it may cause restlessness, confusion and abnormal movements. Take care.
Avatar n tn t even talk or have normal control over my body. I am wondering if cramps/muscle contraction/muscle rigidity/spams can occur in the head and cause so much pain? I take Relpax which helps when i have the most severe headache but after a short while my headache returns. I have pain that starts from the back of the head, it spreads to other areas often. Sometimes the pain starts in front of the head and in the middle or top of the head.