Mobic and Zanaflax

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   Posted 9/19/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I got the meds today: mobic and zanaflax (who knows if I am saying or spelling the second one correctly)  scool    Now I am on a strict program which requires I take only what they give me until they figure out the proper dosage.  I will also be getting injections in my neck and shoulders on Wednesday.   I will probably find out the results of my neck xrays then, too.  There will be 4 diagnoses.  Wow, now there is an official reason for the pain.   The physical therapist will help me with exercises to increase my strength that will not cause pain and that's good cuz I need to lower cholesterol and lose a few pounds.  We filled up the hot tub based upon advice of others on this group and that has made some difference. 
Has anyone taken these meds and they worked?  I'm curious.  Hopefully I will not have to take opioids, if these work.  That would be really good.  The exercising and muscle strengthing should be beneficial too.

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   Posted 9/20/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Nobody??? smhair    Interesting . . . I guess I will let you know how it goes then.  Might be an option for some people.  Who knows.

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   Posted 9/20/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Zanaflex.
It was prescribed to take 2-3 per day to keep the muscles from getting so knotted and painful but it makes me too sleepy.
I only take one in the evenings when I am especially sore or so knotted up that I can't concentrate on anything besides the pain. I don't take them as often as I should....every night would be better but I only take one or two a month.
It only offers a very small bit of relief for me but nothing else helps much either and I can't take anything stronger. Of all the relaxers I have taken this one works best for me. Doesn't upset my stomach either.
Perhaps if I took it as prescribed it would offer more of a benefit.
Hopefully it helps you!
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   Posted 11/3/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
How is the zanaflex working for you Statgeek. I just received a prescription for it today from the pain clinic.


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   Posted 11/3/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   

i take the mobic.  I have taken celebrex and a couple of others and none have worked, but the mobic does.  And , for me it doesn't have any side effects.  I was sincerely delighted to see that the pain subsided when i took this med for a couple of weeks.  My doc says to take it only short term and then take it again for another episode of pain.  That is the best way for this medication to work for the pain.  In other words, don't take it every day for a long period of time.  So far so good.  I haven't needed it for the past six months and today, just coincidentally, I took the mobic again and will start on a round of it.  I'm glad I had it in the house and am looking forward to good results just like last time.  By the way, I also take percocet and Lyrica for my pain from the fibromyalgia that I suffer from.  Just FYI.

Good luck to you.  Hope it works just as well for you as it has for me.  God bless!




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   Posted 11/3/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Mobic for a long time. i dont know why, because it gave me no relief. same goes for celebrex.

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   Posted 11/4/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I took mobic for a little while. It did not work for me. My Mom takes it and loves it.
Lee Ann

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   Posted 11/4/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donna, I didn't see your question until now. The mobic doesn't seem to work that great for me. But I take it every day anyway. The zanaflex is ok. I take it only at night because it makes me sleepy. I think I need something a little stronger.

Right now I am trying biofeedback and pt exercises and stretches and yoga and trying not to be stressed out as much. Those things help some, too.
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