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Unread 11-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone else find that they have unusually tight muscles? If so do you take a muscle relaxer? Which one is the most effective. I take flexural and I stopped taking it because it does absolutely nothing for me. Any one else have success with other medicines?
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Yeah i have alot of spasming, so im on soma and diazapam, both 4x daily as needed for me.
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I stopped all muscle relaxers because none of them relaxed my muscles.
Epsom salt baths work wonders. Alongside decent exercise and diet, getting some time to relax every day, my body has become way less tense.
I personally try to rely as little on medications as I can.
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I take tizanidine at bedtime. My spasms had been waking me up at night and the tizanidine has worked well. It has the additional effect of knocking me out within half an hour so I have to plan to have everything done before taking the pill. During the daytime, I use Ketamine cream on my tight muscles. It helps a little. Warm water also helps to the point I never want to come out of the pool. Epsom salt baths also help.
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Does anyone else find that they have unusually tight muscles? If so do you take a muscle relaxer? Which one is the most effective. I take flexural and I stopped taking it because it does absolutely nothing for me. Any one else have success with other medicines?
I take Metaxalone (Skelaxin), 800mg x4 per day, so 3200mg per day. It doesn't "fix" the muscle tightness or spasms, but I can definitely tell the difference compared to when I don't take it. It also doesn't make me dizzy or anything like that. Less dizziness and nausea are always a plus haha.
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I have found the only thing that works for my spasms is soma. It is an older muscle relaxor, but it still works for me and last longer then most. Can't do the epsom salt baths because of all the pain patches I am on.
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Soma may be a good drug, but I couldn't stay awake if I tried, even on a small dose. I wore a fentanyl patch and still wear a lidocaine patch, and I just threw a tagaderm cover on the lido and it worked very well. If anybody wears patches, the tagaderm are a godsend. Water cannot penetrate.
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I have had tremors and spasms, also hyper extension of toe with strong contractions. Muscle relaxors I am on include clomazepan 2x/day and Tizanidine 1-2 at bedtime. For me, the big contractions are gone, small tremors remain.

I think this is an important topic because these things can lead to "fixed dystonia" with unnatural positions of joints and/or lead to bigger tremors. Saw a video with a girl with her feet both curled completely under. Scary stuff. I'll take my meds, thank you.

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Soma may be a good drug, but I couldn't stay awake if I tried, even on a small dose. I wore a fentanyl patch and still wear a lidocaine patch, and I just threw a tagaderm cover on the lido and it worked very well. If anybody wears patches, the tagaderm are a godsend. Water cannot penetrate.
What is tagaderm?
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They can be bought in drug stores or if someone has a fentanyl prescription, certain manufacturers provide these free.
They are very thin shrink wrap type plastic you place over the patch. They are a little bigger than a dollar bill. You can cut smaller if you wish, but it is like an extra skin. It works very well. I'm not sure how much they cost in stores.
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