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Lucia_Delacroix
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/20/2007 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
It seems that lately I am getting spasms all the time. No matter what I do, I end up with spasms from it. I get spasms in my back, hips, legs, feet, my calves, and sometimes even my hands. I hate that!!! I am on Valium and on Soma for the spasms but they aren't helping much anymore. I am frustrated!
Born with hip dysplasia in left hip, 2 surgeries to fix it when I was a very small toddler.

Also, 2 injured discs in lower back at L3-L4 and at L4-L5.

Meds:
Zyprexa 5 mg
Zoloft 25 mg
Valium 10 mg
Lortab 10 mg/500mg
Soma 350 mg
Ibuprofen 400 mg


Lucia_Delacroix
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/20/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I just spoke with the doctor's office just now and Dr. E said it is fine to take 2 Somas at the same time for the spasms, instead of just one. He also said it is fine to take 15 mg of Valium as well. So hopefully it will help with the spasms now.
Born with hip dysplasia in left hip, 2 surgeries to fix it when I was a very small toddler.

Also, 2 injured discs in lower back at L3-L4 and at L4-L5.

Meds:
Zyprexa 5 mg
Zoloft 25 mg
Valium 10 mg
Lortab 10 mg/500mg
Soma 350 mg
Ibuprofen 400 mg


xpixiedustx
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 9/20/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lucia!
 
I am fairly new to HW.   I read your thread, and I wanted to throw in my two cents worth. If you're looking to switch muscle relaxers, you can try Robaxin.   It's an older med like Soma, but it works really well for me.  
 
I've been on it and so have family members of mine. All of us got relief from our muscle spasms while on it. When I took it, though, I was taking it in conjunction with narcotic pain meds and an anti-inflammatory.
 
I've tried Skelaxin as well. It was an OK med for me, but I prefer Robaxin over Skelaxin; especially if sleeping is an issue.  Skelaxin doesn't make you drowsy, which is great for functionality, but if you're trying to sleep at night, its not gonna knock you out.

TDoern
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 495
   Posted 9/20/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Lucia ~ Welcome!

The only thing I'd suggest as far as the taking more Soma - is to ask your new doctor to write you a script for the new amount of Soma and Valium. If not you are going to run out WAY ahead of time, and given the fact that Soma is considered by some doctors a highly addictive drug, the same with Valium, it might be good to cover your tracks. If you go in in 15 days to get a refill of what was a 30 day subscription, you're liable to have the pharmacist looking at your funny.

Another thing that I suggest - hot or cold therapy. Icy hot and tiger balm. I know it seems like alot, but there are days when the only thing that will get my back to calm down is 20 minutes with a heating pad. My husband and I go through ALOT of icy hot as well. I'll sit with my shirt pulled up over my head in front of a fan while the fan blows on my back after it's been covered in icy hot. Also try stretching, slowly, for some people that helps to pull the muscles loose and relax them. Try long hot shows or baths too.

Hugs! Hope you get some relief.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


Figurinitout
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 9/21/2007 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Skexatin did absolutly nothing for me.
Felxreril is super strong and knocks me out, some people like it.... I hate it. It may stop my spasms but im not awake to realize it.
I am on valium and loratab as well.... with tramadol.
 
Try taking your valium with your loratab and lay down with a heating pad if you can.... takes my spasms away. It doesnt  work that well if your out and about.... because there is no heating pad.... But if your at home and your get really bad spasms, Heat is awesome for me w/ at least 10mg of valium and a loratab......  hope it works for you as well as it works for me.
 
When i first tried it, it kinda put me in a awake/sleep haze... but the more often i did it the less of the duration of the "haze" and eventualy i got used to it and was able to stay awake, unless i wanted to sleep.....
 
Hope the spasms go away......... sometimes those can be the worst part of my CP, because they have the ability to throw my whole back into outrageuos pain.....

Lucia_Delacroix
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/21/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up this morning in excruciating pain, pain is a 10 in my right hip and it was so hard to get out of bed to go to the bathroom. I finally broke down and called my doctor's office for a script for a cane for those days so I can get around the house (to go to bathroom, etc). It hurt so much to move around and for now I've been using a stick to get up and around the house, but that stick isn't reliable...still, better than nothing. I took 2 10 mg lortabs and 800 mg of Ibuprofen. I took a bath already to bring down the pain a little bit. Waiting for the pain to go down a little more before I go back to sleep and try to sleep again. I hate this! I feel like my body is going to hell in a handbasket and it's taking me with it. :(
Born with hip dysplasia in left hip, 2 surgeries to fix it when I was a very small toddler.

Also, 2 injured discs in lower back at L3-L4 and at L4-L5.

Meds:
Zyprexa 5 mg
Zoloft 25 mg
Valium 10-15 mg
Lortab 10 mg/500mg 1-2 tablets
Soma 350 mg 1-2 tablets
Ibuprofen 400 mg 1-2 tablets


TDoern
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 495
   Posted 9/21/2007 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Lucia - Hey something I did forget that figurinitout's message reminded me of was the thermacare heat wraps. They work AMAZING for me... they are kinda pricey - but thankfully for us we have a medical flex spending account so we get that money back - I use them anytime I fly anywhere - if you do that though I advice not taking them out of the package, until you are through security - in case they have any doubts. The wraps say they work for 8 hours, but I've had some work for 12-14.

I also had one quick questions - does your doctor know about the ibuprofen? The only reason I'm bringing it up is that it's really hard on your tummy - then when you add in everything else you might be in trouble - do me a favor and at the first sign of chronic heartburn let your doctor know! It might just have been my tummy - but I can't take Ibuprofen anymore as it literally ate a whole in there, it also gave me problems suddenly last year after having stopped taking it and started again - with severe (and I mean severe) mood swings. No one thought I knew what I was talking about, but when I stopped it the mood swings stopped, when I started back on it 2 weeks later thinkiing I'd been crazy - they started right back up again.

Anyways hugs! And good luck!
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


Lucia_Delacroix
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/21/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
TDoern said...


I also had one quick questions - does your doctor know about the ibuprofen? The only reason I'm bringing it up is that it's really hard on your tummy - then when you add in everything else you might be in trouble - do me a favor and at the first sign of chronic heartburn let your doctor know! It might just have been my tummy - but I can't take Ibuprofen anymore as it literally ate a whole in there, it also gave me problems suddenly last year after having stopped taking it and started again - with severe (and I mean severe) mood swings. No one thought I knew what I was talking about, but when I stopped it the mood swings stopped, when I started back on it 2 weeks later thinkiing I'd been crazy - they started right back up again.

Anyways hugs! And good luck!


My doctor is the one who prescribed the ibuprofen along with the Soma, Valium, and Lortab. I had asked for Celebrex but he said that ibuprofen is safer than Celebrex.
Born with hip dysplasia in left hip, 2 surgeries to fix it when I was a very small toddler.

Also, 2 injured discs in lower back at L3-L4 and at L4-L5.

Meds:
Zyprexa 5 mg
Zoloft 25 mg
Valium 10-15 mg
Lortab 10 mg/500mg 1-2 tablets
Soma 350 mg 1-2 tablets
Ibuprofen 400 mg 1-2 tablets

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