Flexeril and robaxin

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Avatar n tn So, it is best to get off the Vic's and find something else that works for your pain. I did try Flexeril and that did help..a little with the cramps and allot for the headaches. Any suggestions on what to take for the Endometriosis?
1415174 tn?1453246703 I've never taken a muscle relaxer during the day because they just make me tired. I've taken soma and robaxin as well as flexeril and they all do the same thing. I've never had a problem stopping any of those and I've never tapered down.
Avatar f tn I have been taking two to three 10 mg tablets a day, to help me stay away from Norco, and the rest of the opioid family... and now I would like to stopt the flexeril... It is apparently much like the old tricyclic antidepressants imipramine and desipramine... so I wonder what kind of titration was used for them...?
Avatar n tn I have a pinched nerve in the C5 part of my neck, my DR has given me Skelaxin to try which I hate because it makes me get abdominal spasms, I also have Flexeril and that stuff knocks me out!!!! I called him the other day (he is just an internist DO) and I ask his receptionist for something different and she tells me that he says to try the Flexeril twice a day YIKES, I would be on the floor if I did that!!!!! She claims there is NO OTHER muscle relaxant to try...Is this true??? I have an APP.
Avatar f tn I see a pain management doctor and have spinal injections every 12 weeks. I was prescribed Vicoden 10/325 for pain as well as flexeril and gabapentin. Neither the flexeril or the gabapentin seem to help with muscle tightness, spasms, or nerve pain. I am seeing my doctor again in two days and I wondered if any one could tell me of medications that have worked for you. I have a high tollerence to medication, most do not make me sleepy at all.
3170462 tn?1344721152 Since I quit hydros, I've been using ibuprofin teamed with either methocarbamol (Robaxin) or cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), depending on the type of pain and location. I think I'm going to drop them all, though. The Robaxin doesn't seem to be helping, but I'm not willing to use Soma because it's easy to get hooked on it, and NSAIDS, OTC or script, just make me cranky. Then again, everything does right now. Huh. Maybe my natural state is b*tchy. LOL Anyhow.
Avatar m tn i think zanaflex may be the same as Robaxin......The robaxin worked great, but gave me such a bad rash.....I can't take it....unfortunately.......
Avatar n tn I've taken robaxin, soma, and flexeril and baclofen. the robaxin and baclofen were nothing regarding w/d. The soma I had alot of insomnia in the beginning and the robaxin I noticed no side effects either.
Avatar m tn However it was not as effective as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) for muscle spasms. Frequent warm baths go hand and hand with these drugs, at least in my humble opinion. I hope this information is helpful. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn 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?
1069117 tn?1320280027 Im still hoping to have more improvement in the next few months The muscle spasms have been a big hassle for me (keep feeling like my muscles are getting caught on something and causes my head to jerk, have you had this?) but i was given Robaxin at first too which did nothing, I have since tried flexeril and zanaflex and I am now taking 4 mg of the zanaflex 3 times a day but i take 1 and 1/2 at night and that dosage works the best on the spasm but makes you very sleepy.
Avatar f tn , methocarbamol has a high safety margin and a wide dosage range in clinical use. Up to 9 gm/day (12 Robaxin-750) can be taken for acute muscle spasm, and 2-3 times as much is sometimes used for acute tetanus, but these are clinical/hospital doses, not for self-medicating. In home use, stick with the package instructions! It does have a very short half-life (1-2 hours), so smaller doses more frequently may be more effective.
Avatar n tn Painkilles such as Vicondin are useless, muscle relaxants such as Soma or Flexeril or Robaxin are useless. Acupuncture has not bee helpful. Massage relieves symptons as long as it is occurring, but pain returns immediately. Sometimes the area is too painful to touch or manipulate. I exercise regularly, am careful to include back stretches, do not eat sugar or alcohol. Often only waiting it out has shelped, but at times this is unbearable due to the severity of the pain.
Avatar n tn Some people even have a prescription for a muscle relaxer to be taken on bad days when they have muscle spasms. This is either Flexeril, Robaxin, Skelaxin, Baclofen, or Zanaflex. And then the importance of eating well and maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, drinking plenty of water daily. Good luck...
182493 tn?1348056515 I've taken some in the past, as well, but can't seem to remember anything other than the flexeril. I'm doing research though and will see my dr. this week, and I'm planning to talk to him about that topic. ~~~K.
Avatar f tn Muscle relaxants such as Flexeril or Robaxin are often helpful, The primary migraine abortives are as follows: Extra Strength Excedrin, Aspirin Free Excedrin, naproxen (Naprosyn or Anaprox), ibuprofen (Motrin), ketorolac (Toradol), Midrin, Norgesic Forte, butalbital compounds (such as fiorinal, Fioricet, Esgic, Fiorinal with codeine, and Phrenilin), ergots (such as cafergot pills or suppositories and Ergostat sublingual tablets), DHE injections or nasal spray, sumatriptan injections, corticos
Avatar n tn What kind of muscle relaxers? I currently take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) and it is not addicting. I have taken Zanaflex(tizanidine) also non addicting. Methocarbamol another relaxer which did nothing for me is also non-addicting. I'm not sure what's up with my muscles right now but I also don't get much relief from my current relaxer. Be sure to post what kind was prescribed so more people can answer you.
Avatar n tn Over the time that I was doctor hoping, they also gave me other things, and I wanted to know if any or these might help me now. Here goes the list: 1.Robaxin 500mg. (I already take this one sometimes) 2.Cataflam 50mg. 3.Relafen 500mg. 4.Zanaflex 4mg. 5.Toradol 10mg. 6.Flexeril 10mg. (they gave me about 150 of these) 7.Diazepam 5mg. 8.Clinoril 200mg. I know its long, but I hope one of these helps, let me know if you know about any them!
1035252 tn?1427231433 well you are getting prepared, phenergan is an anti histamine and may help with sleep, atenolol is a beta blocker, a bit like propanol, and robaxin is a muscle relaxent, i wouldnt take too many different meds, but some can help, such as atenolol, as you say is like clonodine, you can get the valerian root from a health store, or you can open a drug store yourself ! lol, but ,seriously, you will do this, take care.
372416 tn?1242669352 My dad was on methocarbamol for years. When he was in the army he was shot in the stomach and it came out through his spine. He had to take something everyday for it. The methoc. was the best thing for him. It didn't interefere with any of his other meds. He also took a percocet when he went to bed if he was in severe pain. It always amazed me that he took drugs like this for 40+ years and never became addicted and I became addicted after one surgery. Hope you are feelings better soon.
Avatar f tn The migraines are frequent and the anxiety is daily and worsening. I also have fibromyalgia and am taking Lexapro 20mg, Flexeril 15mg, Robaxin 700mg (4 times a day). My phsychiatrist is starting me on Lamictal because she thinks I could have a type of bipolar disorder thats symptoms include anxiety and depression, not mania and depression. I have never heard of this type of bipolar disorder before and I can't find any info online when I look up bipolar disorder.
Avatar f tn Since insurance would not approve the extended release flexeril, I had to stay with the generic and was told BY MY DOC to take 2 tabs 3 times daily for the spasms. I am also prescribed Dilaudid (2 mg. up to 4 times per day), but I don't use more than 1 per day now....pain is not so bad...just the spasms -- especially after PT!!!
Avatar f tn Same thing with having a muscle relaxer to take as needed. Flexeril, Skelaxin, Robaxin, Baclofen, or Zanaflex. This is very useful for those times with bad muscle spasms... Again...an opiate does not target spasms. An opiate just makes our brain not "care" as much. And sure, it can be a small part of one's treatment...but it should never be the main part.
1274661 tn?1301871921 I usually take Flexeril at night, so she wants me to switch to this other one for 5 - 10 days and then go back to the Flexeril. I am just always so leary of new meds as I usually experience side effects.
Avatar f tn withdrawals from roxy 30s day 4 will a flexiril help me at all relax and possibly sleep ?>????
Avatar n tn I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
Avatar f tn I take a very low dose of flexeril at night (I cut the smallest available tabs in half), and I have robaxin for the day if I need it, which doesn't knock me flat. You might also want to consult with someone in physical medicine and rehabilitation or a pain specialist. They tend to be much more knowledgeable about the management of chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries. Please let me know how things turn out, and feel free to PM me if you want to talk more about it.
Avatar f tn I'm new here too and have just recieved a prescription from the Veterans Administration for methocarbomal for chronic, extremely painful back spasms as well. Any and all info is greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Propranolol, Gabapentin, Celexa, Prosac, Nortriptyline, Elavil, Robaxin, Topomax, Valproic, Flexeril and Fluticasone. I still feel there is something physically happening in my body that causes the headaches. Whether it's arthritis, constricted blood vessels, something in my brain or 100 other possibilities there's got to be a simple or complicated answer. Also I think with the right answer the headaches can be resolved.
210982 tn?1280987495 There are many other muscle relaxers such as skelaxin and robaxin that are non addictive. Try those instead. Soma is merely a barbiturate in sheep's clothing.