Flexeril side effects long term use

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Avatar f tn 2011, so after almost 2 years the pain is getting worse and I have felt no relief. I have heard some people saying the long term side effects can last up to 7 years, so I can't believe having to wait 5 more!!!! I hope no permanent damage is done. Good luck to your hubby, and best wishes to both. Thanks for the reply.
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Avatar f tn Skelaxin didn't work as well for me either but did work some as I felt it after I got of of it. For short term I would take Flexeril at night (5mg). Apparently Skelaxin doesn't work for you.Flexeril only works for 3 weeks then it is a sleeping pill really. I would go on an off as needed.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I tried a few others but either they weren't effective or they produced the same side effect as Flexeril. During one particularly nasty pain flare and after three years of my physician pleading with me to try diazepam I reluctantly agreed. I know the dangers of the drug and was concerned about it's side effects and addictive qualities. However it's been a wonder drug for me. Granted I rarely take it... still concerned that my body will become accustomed to it.
Avatar m tn I just hope that I can be a lesson that long term sub use does have withdrawals, and they can be severe. And this in my story. Wait2long, thank you for asking the tough questions. As addicts, we have to do that. When asked how I will know if I can staff of the hydros, guess my answer is my strength in God, and the fact I can have the life I once lived back again. I miss my old happy self. And so do my friends.
Avatar f tn not a benzo, acts like one in almost every way. That includes withdrawal symptoms after long term use. The healthcare community is finally waking up about these so called "z" drugs now, much like they are with tramadol. The facts are that they are addictive, and can be problematic for addicts. What withdrawals will you have? I honestly don't know. Some people have bad withdrawals, some have none.
Avatar f tn I am not saying thats what this is but want you to be aware that it COULD be an issue that may need to be explored especially due to long term steroid use over the years. I hope you feel better soon and get some solid answers.
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
Avatar n tn I was taking half a day, then one a day, then up to 6 a day. Then I started having awful side effects. My back pain got worse, my tongue was swelling some, and had stomach pain too. Then I had my lumbar injection and the pain got worse. I am scared this is an allergic reaction. I had my lumbar steroid injection, and the pain got worse, so my Dr prescribed Tylenol 4. I haven't taken the Percocet in over a day now, as it has scared me. I took the Tylenol 4 only twice yesterday.
Avatar n tn I think, we, the public are ill informed regarding the ingredients in the shot and the possible side effects. I have been in pain now for three months with no improvement. I will NEVER get a flu shot again. I feel terrible and am in constant pain (better during the day) but at least I can function. I feel so sorry for those who had even worse reactions. Hang in there - I guess good diet and rest and pain meds is about all we can do.
Avatar n tn hi penny you cut your dose by 50% thats way to much you go off methadone a couple of mg at a time otherwise the withdrawals are unbearable you got the right idea with the vitimins take 4 at a time you want to saturate your body with them also 2000 mg of vit C will help also you should do this slowly it painful enough that way what your doing borders on cruel good luck and God bless.....
Avatar m tn When can I expect the withdrawals to end and how long does it take to get back to my normal self with no effects whatsoever of the Fentanyl? I seriously need help!
Avatar n tn Well you all know how that goes long term. Not good. In fact near the end 10 pills barely even made a difference except I felt somewhat normal again. Right now I'm struggling thru the death by a thousand cuts tapper and down to just 20mg or four 5mg a day. I started legit thru pain management, now pain not so bad when you compare it to the pain of WD's.
Avatar f tn I have terriable legg cramps, sweets and I can not sleep. How long does this last? It is driving me crazy. I do not have any cravings for the vicodin. Just the withdraws are killing me. I have been drinking water and taking baths. But it doesn't help any. I'm thinking about going to the emergency room and see if they can help me with my withdraws. I have heard about a pill that helps, but then I'm scared of taking another pill as well. Please let me know how long this is going to last..........
198154 tn?1337790865 Vistaril, is a good PRN(as needed) medication for insomnia. Long term use can lead to depression and weight gain in some cases. 7.Clonidine-one of the detoxing junkies best friends. Clon is a blood pressure med that also effects levels of Noradrenaline. In early recovery, this is prolly what you should try first and foremost. It is entirely non-addictive, knocks out your anxiety and allows you to catch some Zzz's.
Avatar m tn Way back you posted about trazadone as being a possible cause of tardives dyskinesia. I have taken it for 3 yrs.as a sleep aid for fibromyalgia & anxiety & it has helped a lot. I can't take Ambien or z-drugs. They wire me & work the opposite just as benadryl does for me, but I am terrified of getting TD or dystonia from the trazadone. How great is the risk? My Dr. told me that in 38 yrs. she has never seen anyone get TD from it & that 50 mg.
Avatar f tn I have other chronic illnesses that also cause pain, Fibromyalgia ,Polymyalgia, and Arthritis. My muscles have become very weak since starting prednisone, I now have to use a walker to walk through a store. A year ago I could walk through a mall and run down the street and now I feel like a big whale stranded on a beach. I am very strong emotionally but this illness frightens me. I know that prednisone helps many people but I feel very ill on it.
1581408 tn?1296510470 Just a few corrections - not sure why the app let my post go through when I was still editing it! Anyway, the medications I'm on now are: Gabapentin 300mg - 3x daily (to increase to 600mg - 3x daily in 2 weeks) Flexeril - 5mg - 3x daily Paxil - 10mg once daily (to increase to 20 mg daily in 2 weeks) Tylenol 3 - 1 tablet 3-4 times daily as needed for pain. Oh, in the tags, that should be "vertebrae" NOT "invertebrale" (not sure how that one happened).
Avatar n tn Mask face is a side effect that I developed after long term use. It's like seeing lines across your face. It kind of gives you a headache. I wanted to get off it for that reason. The Prozac was fine for a long time for me. Then it reversed. I think you are supposed to be weaned off it. In any case don't stop klonopin suddenly. You can go down 1/2 mg. every 100 hours but slower than that is better. Generic versus real...I don't think there is much difference.
Avatar f tn Diazepam may come under a different name in the US and it is only for short term use because it is addictive. I am wondering if you have a Bursa problem. If it is a tendon that you got damaged, that can take a very long time to heal and needs rest. I presume as you lifted something off the counter and took it to the basement that you are still working and on your feet most of the day.
707647 tn?1251492147 If you do not fall asleep within 20-30 minutes, go to another room and engage in a quiet, relaxing activity until you feel drowsy. 6.Don’t take sleeping pills regularly. They have side effects and inconsistent benefits, particularly in older adults. 7.Practice relaxation techniques at bedtime including muscular relaxation, mental focusing, and breathing techniques. 8.Take an afternoon nap after a poor night’s sleep 9.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I have tried TENS, accupunture (once in a while relief for a day or two), biofeedback helped with anxiety, and I use Voltaren gel (helps very short term). I also tried Ketamine topical but it gave me some systemic side effects and I had to get off. It worked a little. I stopped getting all the little tweeks which set me back all the time but I still have moderate pain. I started out two years ago not too bad and was able to do anything.
Avatar n tn The treatment is difficult, but basically involves weaning off the offending agent and replacing it with another that is later weaned off, combined with a more long-term solution. This should be done under strict guidance by a specialist, preferably a headache specialist, or else the headache will not improve and withdrawal side effects can occur. It looks like you have had these headaches for 7 years with a predominantly unsuccessful treatment regimen.
Avatar n tn - A muscle relaxant which blocks nerve signals to the brain. NOT recommended for long term use! Only for 2-3 weeks. Savella has only shown a modest amount of relief for only a minority of FM sufferers according to a study last year of over 4000 participants. Considering the side effects, with only a slight edge over the placebo effect, I would personally give it a failing grade. Besides, it is recommended only when all the other "first line" treatments fail.
Avatar m tn (as the P Stim re-sets the mid brain) They have stated no long term effects...but this is a new device...who knows in 20 years time! I had a headache in the sinus area and behind that area (frontal brain?
1415174 tn?1453246703 I also take an NSAID and was on flexeril for a long time. I got off of Flexeril as it stopped working and also I have an arrthymia.I tried Tramadol and vicadin in the past and get insomnia from them and I don't want to go back to that level of a pain killer. Is there something inbetween? It isn't nerve pain the muscle relaxer first took the pain away after a couple of weeks.
Avatar m tn There are three opiod receptors in your brain, MU, Delta, and MDNA (or something like that) Morphine online binds the the MU opiod receptor, and methadone binds to all three opiod receptor, and methadone also has an extremely long half life, and methadone is safe to use for LONG term chronic pain use! Unless the majority of other opiods. I have also tried suboxone, and it barely had any effect on my pain relief. I hope that I could be somewhat of help. I wish you nothing but the best!
Avatar n tn 5)Prescription sleeping pills, such as zolpidem (Ambien), may provide short-term benefits for some people with fibromyalgia, but doctors usually advise against long-term use of these drugs. These medications tend to work for only a short time, after which your body becomes resistant to their effects. Ultimately, using sleeping pills tends to create even more sleeping problems in many people.
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.