Having a flare-up of sciatic nerve pain in hip. What should I take to relieve pain ?
17 Mar 2012
I am not a doctor but I can tell you from my experience that a ruptured disc at L5-S1 was pushing on a nerve which caused pain in my left leg through my butt cheek and pain all the way down to behind my left knee, then caused left side of my foot to being numb. Left untreated can cause nerve damage. I tried all of the over the counter meds I could find, but nothing helped. Have seen a doc or are you self diagnosing? You need a professional to help because problem could be from more than one area. I now take Oxycodone 10/325 3 times a day and get more relief than surgery ever gave me. I hope you find the answer to your problem. Good luck and take care.
17 Mar 2012
I like Flexeril for sciatica pain myself. I am prescribed to take it 1 tablet 2 times a day as needed, but I don't take it unless I can't get other methods to calm it down first. Heating pad, oxycodone 15mg (other pain too)laying down etc... Hope this helps. Some like Skelaxin too or Soma, but I prefer the Flexeril... Mary
18 Mar 2012
Everyone is so different when it comes to this. I take Robaxin and am very happy with it. I think it's an individual thing for people. Some works for some and some don't for others. You really just have to try them before you'll know. I took Zanaflex for a while and it was very effective but made me too drowsy during the day. Good luck, and best of luck to you. Ruth
20 Mar 2012
It all depends on your body. If taking a medication for a day relieves your sciatica then you probably want a drug like Soma or other similar drugs. However if it takes a few days to relieve your sciatica once it acts up then you probably want to use Flexeril. Remember that Flexeril obtains it full potential after being taken straight for 3 to 4 days, but no more than 3 weeks straight. Also, Flexeril has fewer issues than the other drugs. I don't know how others feel about the medication but I can tell you from my experience that the round white pill does nothing for me. The round yellow pill works fine and the yellow home plate shaped pill is awesome. My best relief has come from taking Percocet or similar narcotic and Flexeril.
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