Skelaxin long term use

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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.
Avatar f tn I won't throw his life away no matter how long he begs as long as there is hope for a future, but I will always try to help him.
Avatar m tn But, in some cases, especially with a person who has been using for very long or is a chronic relapser, etc, there is the position that it is better for the person to stay on Suboxone, for example, long- or longer-term than to get off, and to risk relapse (always measure the risk) and all the crises that would surely follow, including possible death (hey, let's not forget that this is a fatal disease, right?).
1531526 tn?1330739676 Most of the other ones are doctors giving the advice you'd expect to hear at office visits. A pain clinic is a very good idea; I believe that is what I will look into for the next step. Use in the recreational area or 'legitimately prescribed/needed' is a tough subject for me.
585414 tn?1288944902 I acquired this condition from the long term use of antipsychotics but was unable to tolerate Clozaril and am on an experimental antipsychotic in FDA study glycine under the care of a psychopharmocologist. However, despite the full mental recovery, the neurological disorder has been debilitating including full body spasms and weight loss and psychomoter agitation (all other conditions have been ruled out, EEG's and Catscans were done).
Avatar n tn Here's Wikipedia's def of Naturopathy: I've been dealing w/FMS/CFS for 15 yrs & hvy metals tox' other weird things my entire life. So I understand the frustration, most of us here do. College AND working must be tough! I'm not at all one for chiro's, but my husband w/the chronic back pain is. I asked about sleep because I know 1st hand that it can make things so much worse.
Avatar f tn Hello All, I am posting because back when I was first dx'd with FMS all the forums and FMS groups I saw were predominately peopled with folks whose FMS was really bad and though it was nice to know that I wasn't the ONLY one in pain and tired and sick and tired of being sick and tired, I wondered if there was any hope long term... My FMS has been mostly in remission for 4 years.
210982 tn?1280987495 she takes a bottle of 90 in about 4 to 5 days they are very addicting so please be carefull she has stoped breathing several times when taking them and has been in the hospital about every 3 months for a long time. due to her taking so many for so long she has lost most of her long and short term memory and looks about 20 or more years older than she really is and i really dont think she will stop untill they kill her.
703238 tn?1297101958 I take 3 norcos a day usually and I feel like they don't even do anything for my pain now that I have the Zanaflex, which is actually a good thing because I would like to stop taking them. Also, has your doctor told you about any long term side effects? Will you have to taper down if you ever stop using them? THank you.
230262 tn?1316649534 Hey, I know what you mean. The best I can say is try to take a long term planning view. Try to get a feel for what needs to be dealt with and then work on it. Don't get frustrated when it doesn't go well. Try focusing on the few things that go right at the end of the week. And try not to obsess on what isn't getting better. It sounds a lot easier than it actually is.
Avatar n tn 1) Do you agree that opiates are proper, long term treatment? (providing the condition and medical documentation warrant it) 2) I have a greatly diminished quality of life due to this injury (basically housebound)and I am hopeful that opiates will allow me to do more physically, do you agree? 3) Is it possible that I also have Fibromyalgia as a result of the injury? I am 43 year old female and I am SO tired of this pain.
Avatar f tn Effects of Long Term Opiate Therapy I can't suggest a website outside of MedHelp (MH) but if you Goggle search you will discover sites that will offer specific information on Guided Imagery. You won't find a better support and informative site then MH in my opinion. I wish you the very best and hope you will continue to share on our forum. We can relate and offer you our support.
Avatar m tn Doctors say it has nothing to do with roxis but when I got back to almost no roxis the problem almost stops. I believe that long term use of oxicodone will prove in the future to be the cause of many heart related illnesses and inevitably a major class action and the removal of the drug from the market. Unfortunetly, I will probably be dead by then. I was an unbelievable athlete, a green beret, with absolutely no heart problems.
Avatar f tn I am taking oxycodone for the breakthrough pain but I also take methadone for my long term- I guess that did not work for you? If anyone knows of a pain doctor in MO. plz. help me. I moved from the state of GA and had great doctors but in MIssouri I can not find a pain doctor that does not just want to put long needles in my back. I have had everything done to me in the last 15 years after I was hit by a car walking into work.
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.
585414 tn?1288944902 I wanted to give her some money to buy food. But she might just use it for drugs as appeared to be a heroin addict. And it might be taken the wrong way if I approached her. I walked away but like anyone else I wished there was something I could have done to help her. But there were disturbing visual hallucinations. And the Seroquel was working. I wasn't generally psychotic overall. That was the beginnings of tardive psychosis. Multiple antipsychotics just wouldn't work.
627017 tn?1222128667 I have been prescribed anti-inflammatories, non-narcotic pain relievers (skelaxin and tramadol), hydrocodone, flexeril, and lyrica. Some have helped for a while but not long term. I use ice and a tens-unit which help short term. I am at my wits end as to what to do next. I have two degenerated discs (C-5 and C-6) but have come to believe it is muscular. It's like my muscles just tense up all the time and throb and ache.
Avatar n tn it is not something you can take long term but is good for acute pain. The emotional part of this disease really is the eats us up inside and the guilt is overwhelming. You are really not alone in this because so many of us here know exactly where you are in your head right now! You are a good person and need to give yourself a break. I hope you find your answer and can move forward.
Avatar m tn (most i tried different dosages) hydrocodine, darvocet, flexoril, skelaxin, xanax XR(after other anxiety meds that i cant remember) and finally i have been taking AmbienCR for chronic insomnia for about 4 months and a few months before that at other times. pain killers and muscle relaxers did absolutely nothing for the pain. anxiety meds offered some but very little help. the part i stress the most at the moment is what i discovered with the AmbienCR.
Avatar m tn i just found out that i've got the lunesta/skelaxin/ (skelaxin is 800mgs 3times daily. and i have like 2 months stock prescription on it. : / and i MAY have some xanax that they gave me for a pre-op to put me under that i didn't take, could that work for my anxiety? till i can get to c my doctor? i'm just soooooo anxious and its like a horrible nightmare that i'm having.
Avatar n tn I can only use my tens machine, heating pad, ice packs and back vibrator and vibrating chair so long to help the pain. I tried walking but lost my footing, so I am using the exercise bike and doing yoga, chanting, eating lite, taking miralax, but nothing will control the pain so I can recover. My advice to everyone on this site, DO NOT GET SUCKED INTO A STUDY AS THERE IWILL ONLY BE FOLLOWUP AT YOUR EXPENSE.
900459 tn?1304996859 You can do it, I've had to do it a couple of times in the past few months (I've not long been off them) and I found the pharmacists especially very helpful as they generally know which painkillers will cause problems. I heard that for long term use of pain meds, there are those out there that do not cause us to have the same reaction to them. We don't get hooked and it is long term therapy. Sorry, I don't know the names of any of these drugs but look it up.
Avatar f tn My question is i have alot of pain in scapular area also,hopeing this has to do with the shoulder, would like to know if thoes that have had this surgery what to exspect and I also live by myself, what are some good ideas to make this easier for me and how long before I wil regain use of my arm as this is gonna be just me recovering by myself. Thank you in advance look forward to any responces.
1225331 tn?1333369369 However, PPMS is hard to diagnose at first. People have waited as long as ten years to be diagnosed with PPMS, because it's as much an observation of the course of the disease as it is a diagnosis. I would talk to your neurologist about your symptoms, and about how they're getting worse, not better. Neurological damage does take a long time to heal, so it's hard to tell at first whether you're getting better. But if you're having new symptoms, or worsening ones, then CIS is unlikely.
Avatar n tn (they usually last a few months each time I get them), they are not adequate and I have to go to more long-term therapy, which, in my case, is SSRIs. My doc has tried me on Celexa (worked the first time, but not two years later), Lexapro (didn't work), Paxil (didn't work), and Zoloft (has worked like a charm three times now). However, I've never had anxiety during pregnancy, so I can't advise you about safe medications at that time.
Avatar n tn The more you continue to use the less reilient your system will be in fending off setious long term addiction. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I do feel bad that I did not file a complaint against the psychiatric hospital in 1991 (I will not name it for confidentiality reasons) where they let me go into a dystonic reaction two days in a row because they did not have anti-cholinergics available immediately (I recieved a shot of Benadryl hours later, I could have died) and when they told my mother about the long term side effects of antipsychotics said "he may get tremors".
1000946 tn?1253811447 But, I try not to take it any more than I have to, because long-term use isn't recommended. It is another sedating medication. Since the cramps are what causes the colon pain with the IBS, then Bentyl helps with the pain from the IBS. I tried Hyocyamine, the sublingual antispasmodic, but it didn't help. It's also not covered by my insurance. It wasn't sedating, which I thought was good for day time use, but it wasn't effective either.
Avatar n tn Once again it is part of the w/d process. This is not something you will have to worry about long term and you will not need to take a Vicodin to stop it. Restless leg syndrome for me only lasted 2 days. I took Soma which is like Skelaxin to help the first two days with that. I know you said the Skelaxin did not help you much with that. Maybe you could try taking some Tylenol PM at night to help you sleep??