Originally Posted by Airies
Hi there, I've just registered, and have been looking through the letters sent in. I've not long had a TKR (4 weeks) I know it's early days yet, but it is a relief to know that I'm not the only one suffering with muscle cramps. The thing that is getting me the most, is the lack of sleep - it's so frustrating! Is there anything one can take to relieve the pain so that I can get some sleep?It would have to be compatible with BP tablets I am taking.
Best suggestion is to call your doctro and I am sure he/she will be happy to prescribe something that will work with your other meds. My doctor had me on cycle of celebrex, oxycontin, percocet and lyrica. I still have muscle spasms driving me nuts so he then added Soma to the mix, problem solved.
Now 4 years post op, I still have occasional spasms so take cyclobenzoprene as needed. Start with lowest dosage of 5mg and if need to sleep may take 10mg with my other pain meds I take (ncyncata ER for spondylolisthesis). A TENS unit can help wonders as does wearing your TED hose during the day. Good luck. Just found out I can have cortizone shots in my TKR yippee!! All better now.