Flexeril narcotic

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Avatar m tn Does anyone know very much about Flexeril? I just received an call from someone that thinks they may have overdosed on it. He usually does not take it and took up to ten 10mg tablets today and feels somewhat out of it. 100mg in one shot shouldn't do too much should it? He is in No. CA and I'm in So. CA so I can't get to him. Should I be concerned about him not waking up? Apparently he took six of them yesterday and I read the half life is 1-3 days. Apparently he's having muscle spasms.
232328 tn?1207093671 Hi there. I was prescribed flexeril today for some back pain. Can anyone tell me exactly what it is? If it is addicting? Will it make me sleepy/hyper, etc?
Avatar f tn I was prescribed this for extreme violent muscle spasms. Dr said non narcotic non addictive. Well my experience with Dr and Percocet i no longer believe in their opinion. So experts can u give me truth. Thanks so much.
Avatar m tn errrr I can be a little self destructive. Going back on a narcotic is not an option. My doctor was impressed that I was able to just stop cold turkey when he wanted me to wean. A few days ago, I decided I was in too much physical pain and started researching non-narcotic pain killers. My pain doctor prescribed Lyrica about a year ago, but I wanted to stick to my Hydro/Tram/Benzo cocktail at that time.
Avatar f tn See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
1401023 tn?1280784958 I took Flexeril (10mg 3x day) for thoracic muscle spasms, my muscles lock up and it is very painful. Yesterday 15 min after my dose and 3 hrs after the dose of my other meds, I had a severe anxiety attack and landed in the ER. It started that I couldn't get a deep satisfying breath, so I called my husband to take me to the ER. By the time he got here my fingers and toes were numb so I had him take me to the ER.
Avatar f tn I was talking to someone and they said Soma was a narcotic. I didn't think so, so I looked it up and found this: Soma Soma (generic name carisoprodol) is a narcotic muscle relaxer more cautiously prescribed than other muscle relaxers, especially if a patient is taking narcotic pain medication. Cautions: Soma is metabolized by the liver and excreted by the kidney, thus caution should be taken if patient has compromised kidney or liver functioning.
Avatar m tn Right now I'm still experiencing some of the narcotic side effects specifically the body aches, the grinding sore jaw, the original pain magnified. It has been just over a week and nothing. Still feel aweful. I'm so desperate to find something that is non opioid that I can at least try. I'm not interested in surgery, fusions, injections (unless I am doing the injecting on myself).
Avatar n tn He also gave me flexeril for muscle pain.(didn't use these as often) I hope you don't need to use them too much, but some of the people here also need to see a pain management doctor. I'm sure they will be here shortly to tell you thier story.
Avatar n tn I am a world class athlete (wresler/ultimate fighter. If anyone has seen the HBO special "The Smashing Machine" that is almost my exact story just that I was led to dependence by an accident.
Avatar f tn They had her on Oycotin 30mg every 12 hours in hospital plus 2 other narcotic pain killers and she was able to do rehab but still in pain. They stopped oxycotin and other pain medicines on the 11th day when they discharged her and put her on the 25mg patch and oxycodone 5mg. This is her second wreck in 10 months that wasn't her fault and 1st wreck herniated disc. No doctor would prescribe anything but flexeril which just knock her out.
604266 tn?1236362585 ) My pain doc prescribed some Flexeril for me today. I'm excited because it's non-narcotic and I'd rather just keep away from the any narcs. But my little(yeah, right)fear of medication is getting to me. I relaized the muscle relaxants might help because as soon as I started ambien my pain decreased some. I know ambien and muscle relaxants are not the same but I'm assuming since ambien does relax the body that maybe the MR will too...hopping anyway.
Avatar m tn there is flexeril but that didnt realy work for me, zanaflex however worked really good.
Avatar f tn Is there any truely non narcotic, non-addictive pain relief that works for moderate to severe muscularskeletal pain??
Avatar f tn I wouldn't say it was awesome and symptom free but much more bearable this last time. WHY you ask?!?! I took flexeril on days 1, 2 and 3. I stopped taking it yesterday because I had to return to work today, but I definitely believe the flexeril helped because it was so much more bearable this time. I'm by no means 100% but yesterday (day 4) I was functional and today I'm a little more functional.
Avatar m tn I have a sprained lumbar, lumbago syndrome with back spasms. I can't take narcotic pain meds. Any alternative to Celebrex? Naproxen does nothing for my pain.
Avatar f tn Are you sure the flexeril dose is 100mg?That is high..flexeril comes in 10mg tabs and 100 mg is 10 tabs a day?Is this right?
Avatar m tn It's been 3 weeks since I stopped the hydro, but I still can't sleep because of these constant muscle contractions in my legs and back. Last week the dr. gave me Flexeril, the muscle relaxer to help sleep. It works well but leaves me so groggy the next day. the last few days I have only been taking 1/2 or even 1/3 pill, it takes longer to sleep, but still works. Last night I tried without one and the muscle spasms were worse.
Avatar f tn I use three per 12 hour period along with oxycodone, tramadol, neurontin and flexeril for pain. All the talk about Fentanyl has me concerned. BTW I am so thankful for this forum, whether or not one posts one can gain so much valuable information without fear of judgement. Kudos to sandee for keeping it going and thanx to everyone for straight up honesty in your replies to questions.
Avatar f tn Codeine is a narcotic and is addictive as you have found out. It is hard to stop cold turkey, but it seems that you have done it. Please don't give up, it is only going to get better and better from now on. See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose for sleep. It will make withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
Avatar n tn Both were normal. His current medications include omeprazole 80 mg, carafate, flexeril, and lexapro. Because of a problem with narcotic bowel syndrome and a possible overuse of addiction, he is turned away from the ER once they rule out cardiac problems. He is very upset, distressed, and depressed about this. Please help!
Avatar m tn one being tolerance, where any pain medication will slowly lose effectiveness, and the other being the anatomical source of the pain. Any relief from a narcotic (oxycodone, hydrocodone, demerol etc) will, be shot-lived; The receptors for pain medication in your brain simply adjust to whatever you are taking, and the dose must be increased to relieve the pain again. At some point you will run out of room to keep going up on the dose.
Avatar f tn facet, branch block, trigger point, epidural, Botox...so on and so fourth. Nothing helped. They eventually started me on narcotic pain meds and for the last 2-3 years I have been on 20mg oxycontin 1x day, 15mg oxycodone 4x day, flexeril 1x day and cambia as needed (insurance only allowed 9 a month). Oh, forgot to mention I was in a car accident in 2003. Some issues with my c4-c6. Docs assumed this is where the headaches were coming from. Due to my husband's job, we had to move overseas.
Avatar n tn who prescribed Flexeril, Percocet and Naproxen. The Naproxen made him very sick as well as angry (the anger could also be from coming off of the Tramadol) so now he's taking Percocet and Flexeril. I used to be a Pharmacy Tech so I know the combination of all these drugs can be (or is) dangerous and initially (while on Tramadol) he didn't use the Percocet but I found out he was using the Flexeril with the Tramadol. He tried only 1 Naproxen and it made him sick so he said "No Way".
Avatar m tn With Flexeril, yes it works but depends on what you taking along with it. For example don't take it with a benzo like xanax. Baclofen is very good. I even read that in higher doses it can be used for addictions like alcohol and maybe heroin. It was in the Wikipedia site for it. Was very i teresting read.