Flexeril for tension headaches

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Avatar f tn She gave me naproxen, flexeril, and xanax to hep with the symptoms. The headaches dulled a little but never fully went away. I stopped taking the flexeril after about a week because it was making me feel hungover in the morning. I would take the xanax only occasionally, and the naproxen twice a day. I was finally referred to a neurologist about three weeks ago and have had an MRI and an MRA, which both came back clear.
Avatar n tn I was referred to a neurologist, who dx's tension headaches, and rx'd Mobic, Skelaxin and PT and time off work (8 weeks). No help. I switched to Flexeril at the suggestion of my GP and that helps me to sleep. My neruo ref'd me to an anethesiologist for trigger point injections this week. He dx'd occipital neuralgia as a result of the positions I was probably in during surgery and said to lay off PT.
Avatar n tn I was referred to a neurologist, who dx's tension headaches, and rx'd Mobic, Skelaxin and PT and time off work (8 weeks). No help. I switched to Flexeril at the suggestion of my GP and that helps me to sleep. My neruo ref'd me to an anethesiologist for trigger point injections this week. He dx'd occipital neuralgia as a result of the positions I was probably in during the gyn surgery and said to lay off PT.
Avatar f tn The neurologist said it was classic tension headaches. I've been going to physical therapy twice a week for the past month now and was feeling better. I was getting maybe only a mild headache once or twice a week. But I noticed over the past week I'm getting the ear pain again. It feels like a typical ear ache, inside the ear, you know? I was really tired last night so I went to bed early and woke up this morning feeling really headachey with a stiff neck and achey ears, mostly the right ear.
Avatar m tn The last Neurologist I saw believes that my issues are tension headache related and from my neck muscles being extremely tight. While this could be true, is it possible for tension headaches to last 24/7 for a year straight? I have worked in front of a computer for the past 7 years for very long hours at a time. Anywhere from 8-12 hours/day. The doctor believes this is having a huge impact on my headaches and the neck stiffness.
Avatar f tn I have been prescribed Flexeril for over a year, as a muscle relaxant for long term back and neck pain... I was told it was a 'safe' drug, and not to worry about it - it was not addicting. Now, after taking it for this long, I have re-read the patient information packet, and see that it is only for short term use, and I cannot find information on how to titrate off. I get migraine headaches whenever I stop taking it for any length of time, as well as other symptoms...
Avatar f tn I suffer from almost daily migrianes, constant muscle contraction headaches in my scalp, and chronic tension headaches in base of skull and neck/shoulders. Iv tried preventatives that did nothing but bad side effects. Along with all sorts of pain meds. I currentlly take ibuprofen almost daily as relpax for my migrianes when needed one with a shot of sumatriptan (immetrex) injected in my leg when the relpax fails to work.
Avatar f tn I have been having almost continuous headaches for 4 weeks now. Tension headache running in my neck. Doc just said take as much Tylenol as I need...Although I fight that....and that it's the hormones throwing it at all off. I did get a rice bag neck sling from kohls that you heat in the microwave and that helps my neck some.
Avatar f tn I then had a pretty bad weather related headache because it was storming for 3 days, but then the headache never left. I then had a sharp ear ache which I went to the Dr and he said I had inflamed sinuses and a retracted ear drum. He gave me some Dicloflenac and said I might have a tension headache. It was very pressure-y feeling and then had minor shooting and pinching pain in the back of the head.
Avatar n tn Barring that, my personal belief is that namenda and topamax are the best thing going for both migraines and tension headaches as prophylaxis. I took them both together and they helped some. I also usually added in an antidepressant known to suppress headaches (of which there are a few). And I did also take the magnesium supplements with it as has been suggested - still do in fact, along with some other vitamins.
Avatar n tn Doc then took me off saying I could not take it for an extended time. I was assigned a new PCP, and saw her for the headaches because it's very intolerable and I when I turn my head to the left I feel pain, like someone pinching me inside. She did a cspine xray, showed nothing. She said it was ok for me to take the Flexeril every night that it was safe to. I have been out of Flexeril (trying to see doc to get more) I've been getting the headaches, one lasting 2 weeks.
1259577 tn?1269916281 However, at this point, let us first address the increased WBC count by taking your antibiotics and returning for follow-up as requested. The headaches could be due to primary headaches such as migraine, cluster, tension or combination. Or it can be due to underlying condition. Imaging studies and further tests will help determine the probable cause. A headache tracker here in Medhelp may help identify the possible triggers of your headache. Knowing them will help you avoid recurrences.
807420 tn?1238225628 but not when I am lying down if the pillow is a proper pillow and I am NOT in a prone position (face down) ... prone positions are TERRIBLE for headaches, both tension type and migraine... horrible trigger, terrible for the neck... it is highly suggested that you sleep on your back or on your side, but NEVER on your stomach.
612876 tn?1355518095 gave me a shot of Toredol and also gave me a prescription for Fioricet. The Fioricet worked very well. I have a lot of tension headaches too and of course they accompany my migraines (as if one weren't fun enough??). I have been using the Fioricet for pain in general and it has worked better than anything else I have ever taken (Flexeril, Baclofen, Ibuprofen 800, Tylenol w/Codeine). I usually need pain meds roughly 3-4 days a week. My dr.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar f tn For the past couple of years I have been doctoring for the same symptoms with no help or answers. Chronic fatigue, headaches, strange sensations in left arm shoulder and left side of head, terrible memory problems, concentration and focusing difficulties, mood problems, and chronic pain. I keep getting different diagnosise from depression to fibromyalgia. I have had every test done from blood work to sleep studies. Recently I went fir a ct scan because I thought I broke my nose.
Avatar n tn I just wish the headaches would go away. They seem to be tension type-in the back of my head. Wake up with them about every morning.
Avatar f tn I remember reading in some post (but can't remember which one) something about someone being on Mobic for headaches. What exactly is Mobic (what are the major ingredients) -- can anyone tell me? I'm still looking for a good alternative to hydros to help me with chronic tension headache pain.... Thank you! ~K.
Avatar f tn I use it for my neck, it works amazing at relaxing the neck muscles for me and actually helps relive tension headaches i get from my neck issues. As for muscle relaxers, (just in my case) flexeril didn't help at all, but baclofen works great. Hope that helps and good luck to you.
Avatar n tn medications as simple as tylenol or advil if used too much can cause rebound headaches that are even worse then the headaches for which the medications were started for. This is very common and is most likely to occur with use of any medication for your headache more than a few times a week. It can occur with all the commonly used headache medications such as ibuprofen, triptans (such as imitrex), fioricet, and commonly with any type of narcotic such as tylenol #3, dilaudid, percocet, etc.
182493 tn?1348056515 I'm debating myself whether or not to give the flexeril a shot for myself (for chronic daily tension headaches).....but in the past, it's always made me drowsy and in a fog the day after I took it at night. So, I don't know. Maybe my body has changed. Anyway, did I understand correctly that you think it's the FLEXERIL that is causing the cluster headaches? Just tryin' to figure all of this out. Wish I could be of more help re: muscle relaxers.
Avatar n tn For the two weeks prior to the blood test I was taking Flexeril at night, almost every night (one 10mg tab). This was for tension headaches. It is probably irrelevant, but due to concerns about my gall bladder I had an abdominal ultrasound and abdominal CT with and without contrast in March 2006. They were both normal. I have had the Hep A and B vaccine. I was tested for Hep C last year and the test was negative. I have done nothing considerred risky since then.
Avatar m tn I then awake every morning with what I think is a tension type headache-like a band the base of my head. When I stand up or sneeze, it will help for a moment. I sleep on a cervical pillow on my back, with a small wedge pillow under the back of my knees. I sleep with a NTE device on my teeth, so that I don't clench. I do various stretching exercises and those for the neck muscles. I have had MRI's, sleep studys (no sleep apnea), deep tissue massages.
1653969 tn?1390335261 I got a rx for flexeril today for what the doc thinks are tension headaches I'm getting. I have no worries about abusing them because they put me to sleep within 30 mins of taking. Anyway s I took one this afternoon and of course crashed on the couch, when I woke up I was having the worse RLS ever!I never got it too bad during my detox of vics,when I did it was always my arms,but this was horrible,I ended up walking laps around the cul de sac until they calmed down.
Avatar m tn I was taking Topamax (Topiramate) for my migraines which my Doctor told me also helps with tension headaches. I had to quit taking the Topamax because it made me extremely aggressive and slow in thought. Now I am taking Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) as needed and going to Physical Therapy twice a week. I have been going for the past three weeks and I have seen tremendous results but I still have a long way to go.
Avatar f tn Have had headaches for two weeks now, starts at right ear, goes down side of neck. Feels like whole right side of face is numb. Doesnt feel like a migraine, have had those, and I get a jolt of pain somewhere else on my head. Went to Doc, thinks its tension headaches, I am not convinced. Gave me Naproxen and Flexeril. No help. Although Flexeril puts me to sleep. Anyone else feeling this way, I would like to hear about it.
Avatar n tn So I went to the doctors and they checked me out and signed it off as a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve in my neck and prescribed me to immetrex for the migraines and flexeril for the neck. She said that if I still felt the pain the next week to go back. On the following Monday I got another bad headache and went back to the doctors. The Dr. ordered a cat scan and the test came back negative. Positive for a brain but negative for any damage. The Dr.
Avatar n tn They gave me Immetrix for my migraines and Flexeril for my neck and to go back if it didn't go away after a week. The same feeling kept coming on and going for the days to come and the following Monday suffered another migraine.(6 weeks had past from the first migraine and the starting of the daily stiffness, tension, and headaches.) So I went back to the doctors, they checked my eyes and neck to see if I had any damage. All the symptoms pointed to a concussion but I haven't had any neck trama.
Avatar n tn I have had MRIs and they all say normal but the doctors keep putting me on new medicines. Ive tried all the meds for migraines and tension headaches and nothing helped. I now take topamax, naproxen, flexeril, percocet, toradol, and one other that im not sure of the name. Doctors jeep putting me on medicines for certain things but nothing helps.
Avatar f tn Hello, I've been struggling with severe chronic headaches for the past 13 years. Have tried everything migraine, cluster,tension headache meds there are, both prescription and OTC. Even went off ALL meds for 3 months in case they were due to rebound headaches. Been to multiple Drs and no one could figure out where they are coming from. Went through that for about 8 years. 4-5 years ago I was referred to pain management. They started me out with injections..