Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
skelaxin
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

skelaxin

Having some very bad lower back pain today that tylenol isn't touching. I was wondering about Skelaxin. I have some and have taken it in the past...but don't even remember side effects or how I felt taking it or anything. Is this addictive?Anybody know anything about it? Thanks!
Related Discussions
29 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
It has sedative properties. Not for use if liver or kidney problems exsist.Do not take with cns depressants,alcohol,or barbiturates. Indicated for relief of musculoskeletal
conditions. No indication if it is addictive. Action is unknown by researchers.

Vicki
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hmm..,probably not s great idea.  I think I will tough it out. Thanks Vicki
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Can you take Motrin 800mg x3 per day?

V.  xo
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I'm out of motrin. Need to get some and prilosec. Tried aleve as well.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
How many aleve can I take? Too lazy to go out right now. :)
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
The Motrin may work after a couple of doses,8 hours a part. Good idea to take the Prilosec with it.  Hope you feel better.  Have you tried heat?

V.  xo
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Not yet...good idea! Will try that now. Today is actually my first truely painfulll day.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I never take aleve so just follow what the package says as far as dosing.  Do you have Aspirin?  Sometimes the apap/asa combo works prettty well.  That's all I can think of...oh...don't lay on your stomach;it's not good for your back.

V. xo
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I will try that too! Thank you!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
You can take 2 aleve twice a day safely and alternate with tylenol 1000mg every4 hrs max 4000mg/24hrs.
Blank
199177_tn?1332183097
I think it would be fine to take. I use to use it. i use zanaflex now but of course anything you deiced to try you should be getting from a doctor and i dicussing any questions with your pharmacist
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I did get it from my doctor!! It was just a long time ago and I don't remember whether it worked for me (doubt it did since the bottle is just about full), or any side effects. Also was wondering if it is addictive...I couldn't find that info online, nothing I read mentioned it being habit forming.  At any rate, I am going to try to just take OTC meds for a while...and hope they work. I'd like to not be on anything pain related that is a prescription, if possible.

I went to the pharmacy and got Motrin and these Bayer's crystals. Took them and am lying on a heating pad. It isn't terrible anymore...just achey (achy). Hopefully I can get some good sleep tonight (last night was a very lousy night) and tomorrow will be a better day.
The only good thing about this pain is that it at least validated a little bit of why I was on the Norco. Not that I have ANY interest in taking any.

Pharma9-Do you know if the Aleve can be alternated with the Motrin? Thanks!!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
It is not a good idea to combine intiinflammatories.Use one or the other.Aleve and motrin are both antiinflammatories.It does not make sense to alternate them.
You could take aleve one day and motrin the next,but not both on the same day.
Sometimes when I am out of motrin,I take aleve,but I like motrin better.
You can alternate tylenol and ibuprofen or aleve.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
PS I don't see anything wrong with taking a muscle relaxant at night with your pain pill.Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant.
Perhaps it will work better now that all the opiates are out of your system.
In Canada we are able to buy some muscle relaxants otc.
Blank
199177_tn?1332183097
phama great post very true I don't know what I would do some times with my zanazflex one other warning I did the going back a forth from Motrin to Alvy and I have the holes is my stomach lining to prove it .it can be really frustrating sometimes you do everything you can to stay off the opiates and you end up with a new problem so just be careful
Blank
1218318_tn?1266812201
I've had Skelaxin around ever since my back injury. The 1st script was given to me by an orthopedic surgeon. When he wrote it I told him I'm cross-addicted. He said no problem with Skelaxin. My primary care MD renews it. I take it very sparingly. 60 will last me probably 8 months or more. For me it's perfect occasionally, as needed.
My back injury causes me to tense up. Skelaxin helps me out with that. Compared to the opiates I just got off of, I get absolutely no buzz from Skelaxin. It just makes me a bit tired. Not my idea of a recreational drug at all. ...now Flexiril, that's another story. I tried that out, taking a 10mg. Next thing I knew, it was the next day! I slept probably 10 hours, and had a druggy hangover for another half-day.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thanks everyone for the great information. My back is a little better this morning. It has that sort of weak "it may go out any minute" feeling, but isn't killing me. I'm going to try the Motrin/Tylenol combo for a few days as well as heat. We'll see...
I have to go out today with the kids for a long day and I have one of those portable heating things on right now...it feels pretty good!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Addiction Answerers
352798_tn?1399301754
Blank
GoingToMakeIt
Near Seattle, WA
3197167_tn?1348972206
Blank
clean_in_ks
KS
3092482_tn?1383176848
Blank
weaver71
CA
4113881_tn?1401895587
Blank
ActingBrandNew
Torrance, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gnarly_1
phoenix, AZ
6942344_tn?1405732905
Blank
Amandag78
Perth, Australia