Skelaxin sleep

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Avatar f tn I was wondering about Skelaxin. I have some and have taken it in the past...but don't even remember side effects or how I felt taking it or anything. Is this addictive?Anybody know anything about it? Thanks!
Avatar m tn My doc just gave me Skelaxin for my back pain and said it might help. I have been trying to cut back taking hydro and I don't want to take anything that is going to make me woosey. I started into therapy last week and it is really making my back hurt. The nurosurgeon I saw said I have from L-1 to S-1 messed up and he does not think surgery would help any. So he just said take the hydro because your not taking that many (only 3 a day 7.
Avatar f tn Started w/ Flexeril (liked it, but couldn't take during the day,as I have small kids and it made me VERY sleepy!) Then I was put on Skelaxin and I feel like that does nothing( 800mg. 3x day) I could take 2 at one time and still...nothing? I think I'm going to ask to go back on Flexeril(for bed time) to reduce my pain and spasms) Thanks!
Avatar f tn In the meantime, I can recommend a position that may help you sleep. Just a warning though, you will probably sleep in this position for the rest of your life, because it becomes a habit quickly. My PT told me to lay on my side of my good arm, and let my bad arm rest in front of me with a pillow under it. I also keep a pillow between my knees because the accident tore ligaments from my cervical vertebrae and caused sacroiliac dysfunction.
393587 tn?1211056644 i'm a 26 year old female, and within the past 3 months, i haven't been able to get by with less than 15 hours sleep. mostly, i sleep around 20-24. when i wake with any less sleep than that, i feel like i haven't slept at all. i had a sleep study done, and i never went into REM sleep and woke 98 times in 6 hours. the found only 1 hypopnea during the test, where my o2 sat dropped to 88%.
2129110 tn?1343698722 Hello and hope you are doing well. Moderate interactions occur between lunesta and skelaxin. They have central nervous system and/or respiratory-depressant effects. I would strongly caution you not to drive or operate heavy machinery while on these medications as you might injure yourself or others. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
387113 tn?1313515683 He takes Zanaflex at bedtime to allow him to sleep. It does help with the spasms and he is trying to go to sleep.
Avatar m tn Today I woke up at 12pm and took my vyvanse at 4 pm. I know it's stupid but its 2 am now and I can't go to sleep. I do have cyclobenzaprine, skelaxin, benadryl, and even alcohol if any of these can help me fall asleep. What should I do?
Avatar f tn As the result of a back injury in February, I began taking Soma and 10 mgs of hydrocodone at night to help me sleep. I took no pain killers during the day, just Skelaxin. I stopped taking Skelaxin several weeks ago and am now in the process of discontinuing the Hydrocodone. I took the last Soma and 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet several nights ago. This is my second round with trying to get off this med. The problem is the insomnia or sleeplessness that occurs in the middle of the night.
Avatar n tn They start from the time I get up in the moring and don't go away unitl I have taken my Ambien Cr and go to sleep. I have had a CAT scan, and an EEG, so for nothing. They keep telling me it is migraines, but I have not heard of migraines lasting longer that a couple of weeks. I have bee put on "Topomax, Skelaxin, Prednisone, Naprosyn, and Immitrex, and Midrin. Nothing alleviates thte pain. The pain is horrible and sometimes i feel like my head is being squeezed, or about to blow up.
493368 tn?1209761281 I was diagnosed at age 16, and have been on several powerful medications. Skelaxin and Relafin are two which have helped most, but go to a doctor and explain the pain you are experiencing to them! If they are a good doctor at all, they will help you to alleviate the pain with a mix of medication and physical therapy as they did with me. I wish you the best.
Avatar n tn The pain became the worst ever to the point of tears. The doctor prescribed skelaxin 800mg, it didn't help, then I added 400mg Advil.. The pain somehow got better, but still there. So Went for Motrin 800mg with Skelaxin, didn't help. So finally she gave a prescription of Tramadol 50mg.. it doesn't work. I don't what to do, I can sleep, I can't move my head, it's hard to drive. I had tried ice therapy and about to start heat theraphy, but I'm still waiting for the swelling to go down.
1059594 tn?1261327566 Good muscles relaxers might be helpful like Soma or Skelaxin. And a sleep aid like Elavil or Ambien are helpful as well. Anyhow, the list goes on. You'll just have to find yourself a good rheumatologist willing to let you dabble a little bit and make adjustments to fit the needs of your body. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Especially after the research I did early on with Cymbalta...! ugh. I was also given Skelaxin, but the problem with that is I take it for pain today, then what about tomorow, then next day? when does it stop? So I have not been using it even though I think once in a while I will to get a break. This is risky. I do have moments when I almost loose control because the pain and lack of sleep really wears me down, but all in all I seem to be moving forward, though slowly.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the info you have provided so far. I had some leftover Skelaxin tablets from when I'd been to the doctor for pain related to a herniated disk in my back before, so I tried taking those for a few days. I did notice an improvement, which is great, but it gave me insomnia to the point I was only getting a couple hours sleep a night and I just couldn't keep it up. I may try the meds again in a few days at lower amounts and see if I can get some more improvement.
Avatar n tn My physician has me on ultracet and skelaxin, which just takes the edge off the pain, I am desperate for a good nights sleep!
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 He said he didnt have a problem with the skelaxin but maybe after this prescription I should take tylenol or motrin! He called me in Ultram and it does not even come close to touching the pain. What is the usual time line for them giving pain meds after a pretty severe surgery as this?
Avatar n tn 00 am avery morning. I would go to sleep with no pain and wake up with a migraine. I couldn't work and started to see a neurologist the current tx. is Topomax 200 mg at bed time, Neurontin 100 mg 2 tabs will tapering up to 400 mg. at bed time. Skelaxin 800 mg q 4 hours ( only one thats helping with my neck pain) , Floricet two tabs every 6 to 8 hrs for slow progresing migaines. Maxalt for full blown migraines to control them. Lexapro 1 tab at bed time. Ambien 5 mg at bed time.
Avatar n tn In sleep neurology, a period of apnea (lack of breathing) can be normal after an arousal or awakening. Morningheadaches and periods of apnea related to sleep can also be a symptoms of sleep apnea, - furhter history of sleep apnea symptoms should be asked about ie snoring, daytime sleepiness, and a sleep study considered.
Avatar n tn It's a muscle relaxer similar to flexeril, skelaxin, etc. I never took more than 1 or 2 occasionally, so I'm not sure about chronic use. But, most literature I've read says to taper down to avoid mild withdrawal symptoms. I'd just reduce my dosages, maybe by splitting pills, until you are off it. Muscle relaxers never did anything for me, personally.
467797 tn?1216214857 Right now I am on a combination of Skelaxin (muscle relaxer) and Neurontin (nerve pain reliever) as well as I just had my 3rd epidural injection. I have 2 bulging discs in my neck (C5/C6 & C6/C7). The injections helped my neck pain but didn't help the rib pain. Skelaxin and Neurontin help the rib pain but I can only take those doses before I go to bed because they make me super groggy during the day as well as spaced out.
Avatar n tn She is a wonderful doctor as well a wonderful person. Recently had a sleep study and a MSLT nap study the following day. This was my 4th sleep study and they all have indicated the inability to get Stage 3 or 4 sleep (less than 5 min. per night). The combination of this study and my first MSLT nap study produced a perfect pattern for diagnosis of Narcolepsy. Has there ever been a study to look at the coorelation between the 2 diseases.
442042 tn?1205711294 Try and keep youself distracted -( movies, games, books, hobbies, whatever) And maybe use melatonin, benadryl (my favorite), sleepytime (celestial seasonings) tea - for sleep problems. My sleep is just getting back in order after almost 3 months....yours wont be as bad I'm sure...and I did it!
Avatar m tn I am taking azythromicin for my sinuses and skelaxin for my inflammation. Has anyone ever had these symptoms?. What else could I do?
Avatar f tn take Tylenol again 6 hours after the first dose... Effexor XR helped my sleep (and honeslty good sleep helps more than ANYTHING) and I had more energy (heh, I could get out of bed most days LOL). My pain was caused mostly by horrible muscle spasms and Skelaxin helped with that. I also find that eating a healthy diet low in processed foods, no msg, lots of whole grains and fresh or fresh frozen vegatables and limited sugar (I use Splenda, aspartame gives me migraines) helps a lot.
Avatar n tn For sleep i just take an extra muscle relaxer, Skelaxin 800MG, which nearly puts me comatose. My sleep is disturbed and scattered.DR's could care less. Its currently 3AM though, but Im a college student and its finals week, and I also worked a double shift tonite (waiting tables). None of this of course helps my back!! What exactly is a natureopath? and what alternative meds do u suggest? I am up for anything. I see a massage therapist often, however priceeeeyyy $$$.
402205 tn?1230484605 I will try to avoid them right now tho because they make me sluggish and I am already fatigued with my cut in dose of hydrocodne..anything can be abused...skelaxin is a fairly safe muscle relaxer.....