flexeril and bad muscle spasms in my back.

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kimber9807
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,I have been on the couch all weekend with bad muscle spasms in my back .  I was on muscle spasms in the past for  muscle spasms but that was soma  but Soma is so expensive  . What do you think of flexeril? If my back spasms  dont let up soon thinking of asking the dr about flexril. What do you think?  I was just thinking of asking cause I am under care with a pm for now.  I havent had these severe muscle spasms in over a year and the ultracet is not helping. I have been using the heating pad and hot showers to no avail. I  appreciate any advice. I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: Ambien, prilosec otc,  ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


MsBunky
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
well, you could certainly ask about Flexaril, but have you tried just taking over the counter Robaxacet first, to see if that helps the muscle spasms?? Sometimes an OTC drug works just as well, especially if you're on other meds as well.

I'm sorry your spasms were so painful....it's hard to even move when they hurt, isn't it. Unfortunately, laying on the couch all weekend isn't going to help the back and in fact, might make it worse. I think that doctors are recommending more stretching and less laying around, as painful as that can be. Not sure if that helps or not...all I know is that spasms are painful (I have constant spasms in the pelvic area because of permanent muscle damage) and you just want them to stop!!!

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries:[ Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications:Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine and Cesamet, plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


kimber9807
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Pam. I never heard of robaxacet otc. Can you get it otc in the states.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: Ambien, prilosec otc,  ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


MsBunky
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I truthfully don't know if it's available in the states Kimber...you could call a pharmacy and ask them about it. I just assumed you would have it there.

Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries:[ Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications:Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine and Cesamet, plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


kimber9807
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 5/3/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I googled it as far as I can tell you can only get robaxcet in the states with a prescription cause it has codeine in it. Thanks for your help though. It said you can get otc in canada.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: Ambien, prilosec otc,  ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.

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