this may seem a bit off subject, but I have to move the end of December, and i'm reaaly worried about the pain from fibromyalgia and old injuries. I can't afford movers, but I have a few friends who can help. I'll overdo cos' its hard to sit there and watch others do my work. I'll wear my TENS. does anybody know if taking a couple extra lyrica and robaxin for a day or so can cause a problem? I take 300 mg lyrica and 1500 mg robaxin a day. I sure do hope my new place has a big old bathtub!
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Coongrats on the move. I know its hard but try not to hurt yourself hell I had a hysterectomy came home started moving boxes. (That was dumb) do some of what u can and take it easy in between. I can't answer your q I take 750mg of robaxin i cant even see taking 1500 that would knock me out sweety. lyrica i can see that. but please take it a little easy pride isnt worth the month of pain. you pack let others lift. have a safe trip and hope you get an amazing tub.
Hi there heartsgrace. I'll better leave the answers to the members who know lyrica and fibromyalgia. You'll be moving just at the peak of the holiday season. I really hope the move goes well, that your pain levels are if anything, minimal. Take care, good to see you, and have a safe move,
Please let other people help... as Jaime said, do the packing, let them do the moving!! Even packing may wear you down, but I've faith in you!!
Don't let this move set you back, let your friends help, let them do the bulk of the work. Easier said than done, I know!!
Would your insurance cover a mover? Or one of those 'Two Men and a Truck' companies? It might be something to look into!!
Best wishes my friend, and keep us posted!!!
Hi Grace. I don't envy you moving - we will eventually have to move and I am going to pull all the favours I can to get as much help as possible!
I don't think taking an extra Lyrica would hurt in the short term, although it is my understanding that it takes a couple of days for a change in dose to make a difference. I take generic muscle relaxants every day, up to 3200 mg of methocarbamol spread over 4 doses. The thing to watch with what I take is the acetaminophen, which can be toxic in high doses. If robaxin is straight methocarbarmol, you could easily add some pain relief like acetaminophen or ibuprophen (if you aren't taking another NSAID already).
I hope your new place as a big bathtub also. There's nothing more relaxing than soaking in hot water. Take care.
heartsgrace, dont be stubborn!! let others help. as for taking a higher dose of your medication, mabe you should call and ask your dr first. unless you take it as needed and are allowed a certain amount of the medication. well congrats on your move, enjoy, and lets hope for your big tub. nothing like a nice huge tub to soak in. take care
Oh wow I feel for ya. I don't know about the meds but I know you need to take it easy. My parents and I moved mid November to a smaller town and we love it. Thankfully they had movers but still you never know how much you have till you move. Please let your friends help and don't wear yourself out too much. I know its hard when there's so much to do but for your health, body mind and spirit! Hopefully your friends understand. Best wishes honey! Hope you like the new place! ~ C
Dear Grace, I wanted to offer a seemingly offbeat suggestion that might help, I am not sure what your situation is exactly, so, I hope it won't seem too outnof the ball park for you. One of my clients and her husband had to move a while back and when she first said this, I thought she was a bit off. She had a series of garage sales and ads in the paper and she sold almost everything they owned and bought new or gently used stuff in her new city and had it all delivered. She had fibromyalgia too and I admired her for her thinking outside the box. It actually saved her lots of money and sore muscles and she had new stuff. You may be very attached to your things so if you don't like the suggestion, just disregard it. just thought since you do have a bit of time before you move, and sites like craigslist, it might be an option that would help. Best of luck and hope you do get that large tub to soak in. Remember to get medical records now so you won't have that headache when you finally get moved. Patti
Hi Grace - you might want to see about hiring some teens from your local church for a few hours. Teenagers are always needing money - I know I've been able to hire some at times for $8.00 an hour. Let them do the heavy stuff and they would be fine working for just a few hours. I pray this past week has gone well for you -
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