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sheryl=jk
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone taking zanaflex to help arthritus, i have severe arthritus in my lowerr back, is this the norm for a 39 year old?
Sometimes I get the feeling it is, but then again I see people running circles around me that 15 years older than me??
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06 spondlylosis/disc degernation severe arthitis lower back -08,implantedInterstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines
 Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Wellbutrin,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan, loratab, zanaflex  marrried 2 children, 1 with mild autism, Bipolar(8),  Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..." Plz help HW to help others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/


rfbocritter
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   Posted 7/2/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello.  I've not heard of zanaflex.  Course I haven't heard of a lot of them.  I take Voltaren for the arthur in my knees.  I'm 39 also.  It can be sure depressing to be this young with bad arthritis.  My dad has it so bad that he can barely walk, stand straight, and his hands are all messed up.  I sure hope that I don't get it that bad.  :(
sheryl=jk said...
Anyone taking zanaflex to help arthritus, i have severe arthritus in my lowerr back, is this the norm for a 39 year old?
Sometimes I get the feeling it is, but then again I see people running circles around me that 15 years older than me??


deb in indiana
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   Posted 7/2/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it .I take it for my arthtris in my back it's a musle relaxant .I get spasms in my back i have been on it7 years 4 mg 3-4 times a day .Deb

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 7/3/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank Deb and rfbocritter, it seems to help some.
but i wish he would up my pain med to three times a day. i think that could funtion better.
I hate to have to take meds, but if they are gonna get me through my day and help me get done what i got to get done than so be it.
I dont feel that my back should have severe arthritis at age 39, and it in my knees too real bad, they said i have degenerating disc disease. My MIL and husband are try to convice me everyone has this, and just suck it up and deal with it, like evryone else does. there are days i cant even move.
I cant take voltren(cant spell), cannot take any nsaids, kills my stomach. so im on loratab twice a day. it helps for about an hour. But the zanaflex seems to be helping it better, just wanted to know who else took it, and if helped, and it looks like Deb has, i hopes helped you all this time 6 yrs a is awhile. I got to take three times a day. and do stretches and swim. but i hate the sun, i guess can stick on my sunglasses and get out there, just got to do it whether i hate the sun or not, my back needs the excercise.
When my dr looked over my report he looked surprises that it went from bad to severe in one year
is the back suppose to degenerate that quickly?
 
 
Oh thank you both for replying to my post i appreciate it smurf ..
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06 spondlylosis/disc degernation severe arthitis lower back -08,implantedInterstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines
 Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Wellbutrin,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan, loratab, zanaflex  marrried 2 children, 1 with mild autism, Bipolar(8),  Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..." Plz help HW to help others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/


deb in indiana
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   Posted 7/5/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Iam 52 and i started having trouble after my son was born but he was over 24 inches long he is 28 now .The ddd runs in our family my brother has had 5 back surgerys he has rod and screws from neck to lower lumber area he is 54.I go to pain management i need surgery also but they say i have to much wrong with me iam un operateable.I take sleeping pills ,pain meds muscle relexant,celebrex,and anti depressants.I just take it one day at atime after 29 years at my job i just quit.Money wise bad choose health wise it was the best.I learned at a young age i had to slow down and make my live more simple like cleaning,chores and learning to say no.Take care and try to take it one day at a time some are better then others .Hugs Deb

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 7/5/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Deb for your reply. I dont get help with chores so i do take it one day at a time. besides my back, my knees have seve arthtis, i have had opeations on both kneesd.  How long doe it take DDD to prgoss, because from last year to this year is progessed severly, is just gona keep happening each year?

 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06 Spondlylosis/Disc Degernation Disease severe arthitis lower back -08,implantedInterstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines
 Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Wellbutrin,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan, loratab, zanaflex  marrried 2 children, 1 with mild autism, Bipolar(8),  Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..." Plz help HW to help others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/

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