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   Posted 7/5/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone hope you all had an ok 4th.
I have a rx for oxyxodone up to every 4 hours. (!5 mg)
I didnt take it on purpose today becuase I had to drive an hour and a half each way to my friends house to visit her and her new baby. I didnt want to drive on the meds.
so needless to say I was in awful pain when I got home. I took my meds and feel better but I feel like its not taking care of my muscle pain the way it should. DO you think that it is because I didnt take meds all day and now I am trying to catch up? Is there a med (besides Lyrica or neurontin they make me suicidal) that works with oxycodone for muscles like a muscle relaxer or should I just be greatful with the pain relief I do have?
I am thinking if I just took my meds the way they were rx'd I wouldnt be in this pickle!
what do you think.
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   Posted 7/5/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
This is something you might want to talk over with your Pain Management Doctor..
Muscle relaxers can put you to sleep as well, so your either going to have to take the medicine as prescribed or
just at night..I take my meds just at night as I need to be able to drive and so I put up with
the pain during the days, which can be very hard sometimes...
Becareful on not taking the Oxyxodone as you could get withdrawals affects, so talk to your doctor...
Other's here might have better advise..
Hope you get a low pain day...
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   Posted 7/5/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Talk to your doctor about Cymbalta. It has recently been approved for treatment of fibro. I take it for nueropathy pain and it works a lot better for me than neurontin ever did.

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   Posted 7/5/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Merry,
Do you have a prescription for a muscle relaxant that you have at home? If so you might take it once you're done driving. I suspect (although I'm not a doctor) the combination of not taking your medication with all the driving tighened your muscles. How about a hot bath or shower? Many of us have those microwavable heating pads. You can even try ice. Sometimes alternating heat and ice.

Some OTC like ibuprofen might help, or if you're taking the plain oxycodone you could take some tylenol (but don't take extra tylenol if your med already has it). I also do some stretches after I've warmed the muscles, but that's because I've had PT for about every area of my body so I know a routine for about everything! There are a lot of things one can do to relax muscles instead of or in addition to meds. I think many of us use a combination of thing.

Try a few if you haven't already.

And if you can afford it a massage would be great if things don't improve in a couple of days.


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   Posted 7/6/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I take skelaxin 800mg muscle relaxer for muscle pain. When I get to work I break the pill in half and take one half than at lunch I will take the other half of skelaxin. By the time I leave work the muscle relaxer is probably out of my system and I am ok to drive.

I hope you feel better!

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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Stari I do the same thing. I take pain meds before I leave for work so they kick in when I'm at work. And nothing more after 12 pm so I can drive home.

Merrygirl I think it might be due to the long drive and not taking your pain meds as prescribed. On the other hand it might be something starting up so your doctor should be informed so he can adjust your treatment and chart it.

I hope your pain level goes down...

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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone!

I forgot that I do take 120mg cymbalta too. It does help. I think I just need to take my meds more regularly.although my muscles do feel like they need to relax
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
That is a whopping dose of be careful when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly.  I experienced  severe orthostatic hypotension at that dose. I ended up on the kitchen floor.  I know meds affect each person differently so hopefully you won't have this problem.   :-)  
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   Posted 7/6/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
hi stkitt.

Thanks for the reminder. I was very dizzy apon standing yesterday and couldnt figure out why. maybe it is the cymbalta.

IT doesnt happen often though thank goodness.

thanks again
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   Posted 7/6/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
     Hey Merry!
   *huggs* It is good to see you again.  Im fraid I still dont much about the differant medicines used.. though I am starting recoganize names and classifications. !!But before i get off track...
  another poster said
Many of us have those microwavable heating pads.
    If you dont have one: just get a mans "tube" or "double stitched" sock. Washed in regular wash NO DRYER sheets. Fill with rice. Leave enough room at the end to tie off. Do not use anything other than the sock itself to tie off end. Put in microwave for 60 sec.. It will stay hot for 30+mins. If you get fancy and use lavendar or rosemary with your rice, that is fine too. But the sock will have to be refilled with fresh herbs every month.
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