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Muscle relaxers
Hi everyone,

I have a question. I am 13 days clean from hydrocodones (about 4-8 a day for 4 months). I just had a car accident and don't want to take anything for the pain. I was wondering about muscle relaxers. I've never had a problem taking them before. Should I take them? Will it make me relapse?

Any help would be appreciated!

Melissa
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Most muscle relaxers are not too terribly physically habit forming..of course anything can be mentally...I think my friend is hooked on benadryl!   I have taken 5 mg flexeril for chronic back pain for years and never had any problems with it...I will try to avoid them right now tho because they make me sluggish and I am already fatigued with my cut in dose of hydrocodne..anything can be abused...skelaxin is a fairly safe muscle relaxer.....I use massage, ice, yoga and chiropractic as well
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They do me a lot of good. I take Flexiril. It should not make you relapse.
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Everybody's different.  I tried them before for this when I started with w/d s/s after weaning.  They made me feel "weired out" and I did not like the feeling.  While they also did not work for me, I was only tried on one med.  Lots of people have success with them.  So I say, it's worth a try.  There are lots of them, so if something doesn't work and you wanna stick with it, ask to try another.  You won't relapse.
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I used to take flexeril but it stopped working for me and I was always able to stop c/t without any problems. I currently take 800mg 3xday of Skelaxin and there are no dependence issues at all, so I think you would be fairly safe not relapsing. I have read posts on here regarding soma which is a muscle relaxer and apparently it is addicting. You can also take upto 800mgs of IBprofen 3xday which really helps with muscle and joint pain. I'm not telling you to do this, just a recommendation, check with your doctor first. -zoe
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Thanks so much. I was a little worried and definitely don't want to go through what i just did with the withdrawal.

Worried: I will definitely go to the chiropractor as well. That does wonders for me.

I started the ibuprofen already since I can feel the back muscles starting to hurt.

ZOE: Do you have any side effects with the Skelaxin? It made me nauseous.
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i currently take flexiril, i dont think its addicting at all, i actually think it helps alot with withdrawals all the rls and muscle cramps yunno, i was prescribed them for a pulled muscle in my back and they seem to work pretty good
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Thanks, I still have a few w/d symptoms so maybe it will help.
By the way, I'm glad you came back!
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What about celebrex or naproxen,would these help you?
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I didn't even think of those. I was so concerned that if I go to my doctor or ER that they would give me narcotic pain meds which I don't want to go back to. (okay I do but I'm staying strong and not) I'll have to ask about that. Are they for inflammation?
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yes they are. They helped me with my back a while back when I fell off a trailer onto the tailgate of my truck.
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I take Soma, every once in a blue moon because they make me more stupid than I normally am. But, I gotta tell you...go to the community side of this forum and look at a post from the member DebSally. that ought to wake you up.
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I took Soma (muscle relaxer) one night during my bad week of w/d and it made my RLS 10 times worse.  So much for helping me sleep!
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Okay, no Soma for me. Wow. I didn't know it could be so devastating. Thanks
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