Muscle Spasms in Back

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Lefty85
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   Posted 5/17/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi.
 
I was just wondering if anyone else gets muscles spasms in their back.  I've been getting them for a while now.  They are in my lower back and shoot down into my legs, making my legs sometimes twitch if I'm laying down, but the pain is mostly right in the center of my back.  Lately, I've had them almost constantly.  I'm not sure what to do for them-- I've been trying to use heat, ice, icy hot type rubs, tramadol, and my other meds.  I've also tried massaging the areas where it bothers me.  Nothing makes a difference.  Flexeril doesn't help me either.  When I was on percocet, it helped a good bit, but I'm not on it anymore.  I was just wondering if anyone else knows what might help.
 
Thanks,
 
SaraBeth
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donnaeil
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   Posted 5/17/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
You may consider asking your doctor for a prescription muscle relaxer. Zanaflex works pretty well with fibro.

Donnaeil

Hara
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   Posted 5/18/2009 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I have take Flexeril 5mg three times a day plus I take Gampentin three times a day at 500mg.
 
Hara - just trying to help because my hips and lower back hurt on me to

Lefty85
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/18/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I think I will ask my rheumotologist about a different muscle relaxer when I go to my appointment next week. Flexeril just doesn't seem to be doing much of anything. Does zanaflex cause a lot of drowsiness, or does it lessen after you get used to taking it?

Thanks again,
SaraBeth
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety
***********
Lyrica 50 mg BID, Cymbalta 60 mg, Diflunisal 500 mg BID, Nortryptiline 50 mg at bedtime, Ambien 10 mg at bedtime, Tramadol 50 mg PRN 
*********** 
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."   -Robert Frost
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.
 
 
 
 
                                                                                  


Starynight
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/18/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh gosh i get muscle spams like crazy but onnce i was on the amytriptolen (sp?) they slowly went away

Stari
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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking skelaxin (muscle relaxer) for a year and half. I take half a capsule in the morning and the other half at noon. It really helps with spasms..I get them in my legs and back... Have you tried accpuncture?

Take care

solar powered
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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi SaraBeth. I tried flexeril and had no results. Zanaflex made me sooooooo dizzy within a half hr and I felt that way for hours afterwards. Not good for me. My muscle spasms are usually at night so my new dr suggested taking at least 500mg of magnesium a couple hrs before bedtime. It helps me. Since you are having them throughout the day maybe you can try lower doses a couple times a day? Good luck. Lisa
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