ok,i was looking up flexeril and it say's something about mixing with pain meds? why would a doctor give you something when they know your on pain meds? I always ask too if it's safe to take all these together and i was told yes. oh whatever,i have to stop reading side effects,lol,everytime i do,i end up dropping that med,even my doctor told me to stop reading side effects because i have refused,given back the pills,and the doctor gets upset with me,lol. but with side effects which i know all drugs have and cant be avoided,the lesser ones usually go away with time is that correct? and if not,then stop taking them?
hey u keep doing what you are doing,doctors dont keep up with all that,and its your life if he gets upset about it tell him that you want to be a part of your treatment also..alot of people just go along with what the dr says they think that they would know.but the tradgety is most the time i usually inform my dr about side effects
its impossible to know if you will have side effects at all or which you will have (your right some of the lesser side effects tend to go away over time such as nausia dizzieness, and others). If your especting that you WILL get a specific side effect or this med WONT work for you then your brain can trick your body into actually showing the side effect/making the med not work. this is why doctors dont tell all of the side effects. its the whole psychological aspect behind it
i was actually looking up my meds. the other day and there are a couple that come up as major side effects and that at least 5 of my meds. should not be taken together.my doctor is very aware of every med. i take i think it depends on your condition ,your tolerance and how each person reacts to the meds. for example i have RSD and have a very high tolerance to all meds. i've taken every med. there is to take and the best combo. for me so far is suboxone and tramadol for pain (which shows a major warning not to take together) i take alprozalom (which has moderate warnings w./ most of my meds.) i take 2 muscle relaxers at night zanaflex and flexeril/fexmid(this combo comes up as major and zanaflex comes up as major on all of my meds.)i've been taking this combo. of meds. for 2 yrs. now and it has worked pretty well it doesn't take all my pain away by any means but it helps.funny thing is all these meds.
come up as extreme drowsiness and i never get drowsy in fact i have severe insomnia and nothing has worked for me.I also go for a ketamine infusion every month and ketamine has a major warning w./ suboxone and tramadol.i use to wear 2 fetanyl patches and take morphine along with topamax and many other meds. for yrs. and before that i was on a combo. of oxycontin and methadone. i have been on many combos of meds. through the yrs.my body just built up a tolerance to meds. and i was having more pain and needing higher doses of meds.i think it just depends on each person i was at the pharmacy recently and they even asked me if the same doctor was prescribing tramadol and suboxone b/c a warning came up that these 2 meds. should not be taken together. i think a lot of people think suboxone is a med. only used for drug addiction but it is a pain med as well and prescribed for pain. i talk to my doctor every month about my meds. and he told me the combo. i take is working for me and i can and should take them together.he said tramadol is not an opiod but acts as one so is safe to take with suboxone.i trust my doctor completely he is an RSD specialist and has treated me for about 8 yrs. now .you should definitely talk to your doctor if you have concerns and this way he/she could explain why he prescribed certain meds. to you.also you should always discuss your meds. w./ your doctor and ask as many questions as possible i always write my questions down so i won't forget.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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