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Old 04-21-2008, 05:14 AM   #1
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trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

Well, had a bad day, ribs felt so swollen I just could not take a full breath in, to say I was shaking like a leaf is putting it lightly. So went into urgent care.
Of course the first thing I was told is that since the surgeon was treating the pain they would not give me anything for pain, my husband replied "she did not ask for anything", just help her get all this inflammation down. I swear the minute they see you are on a narcotic they jump to the conclusion you want pain meds.
So he put me on the steroid pack & motrin for after the pack is finished then flexeril. Now is it safe to take the flexeril with the percocet? That kind of worries me. I have tried flexeril before with not alot of relief but I remember at one point not liking the side effects.

Any good recommendations for a good muscle relaxer?
Tried skelaxin with no relief, valium worked ok but anymore I am afraid to ask for anything that could be thought addictive. I do not deal well with the attitudes that I am seeking drugs. In fact the next visit I take to my PCP I am making myself clear that I want help & I am not asking for narcotics or anything else. No wonder people with cp get so depressed, just the attitudes from doctors & staff are enough to make you feel that way.
Urgent care did mention I should have a good CP program because of how long this has been going on, that is the second time I have been there.
Let me ask those of you who suffer muscle spasms what does it feel like when you are having them?
I have a alot of problems in the chest & this may sound stupid but at times I can't tell whether my heart is pounding away in there or whether its the muscles. Even my pt said because of it being on the left side that all the symptoms mimic cardiac, & she is not the first to mention that.
Really need some help here, getting worried, I just can't handle all that in the chest & ribs. Thanks guys, Sammy

 
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

they gave me flexeril and percoset together after i had the surgery 3 weeks ago.

I know what you are saying about being a drug seeker i restrain myself when saying something about meds but i almost know the difference between most of them cause i had to take so many in the 10 years. I know what works for me and what dont. But like i said to afraid to say something sometimes i dont want them to think that and not give me anyting.

 
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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

Sammy I'm sorry you are continuing to have so many problems. I was hoping that your surgery would send you down the path of health.
I've tried the various muscle relaxants without any outstanding results. As for the spasms, they are a constant companion of mine. Normally they strike my back but they also hit my chest, arms, hands, legs and feet. Those in my back usually are just a real tight feeling. They get so tight that my PM was doing trigger point injections and complained about how hard some of my muscles were. When the spasms hit in other areas it's like a sudden massive cramp. I get one in my left forarm that wakes me up at night and is very painful. In fact it hit in church one day and those around me must have thought I'd lost it completely. I was rubbing and hitting my arm just trying to get rid of the cramp. That usually works with that one but some of the others like in chest muscles, those are scary. They do mimic a heart attack and if the pain in my left arm is up at the same time well I just go to bed. My heart has be checked out and is fine. So any pain in that area must just be spasm. When I told my GP about this he told me to be carefull. Whatever that means.
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sammy so sorry you had that experience i hope you at least got some relief after going in. I am also careful about listing certain meds with certain docs.
Dealing with bad spams daily for me they can happen anywhere from back spine neck/ weirdest area was face/tounge even.
I use skelaxion for during the day. Also robaxin generic rest of the time. I did try felxearl but that did nada for me or stop them.
I discovered sometimes the co tail approach works for me during the really bad moments. Under nero's direction when it's all over spams i found that clinical dose beta blockers ( propanol) xanax and muscle relaxors get the super strong activity to stop. Nuro calls it a 'multiple event .
Arthr, i get back moments similar to that where it feels so tight like a rubber band ready to pop

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:32 AM   #5
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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

Hi Sammy, I live with everyday with severe muscle spasms in my neck due to Cervical Dystonis (severe and uncontrolable muscle spasms). I always know when I going to have the really severe ones because my shoulder and neck will start hurting real bad and the the muscles get real tight. I get them in my chest and ribs also. When I get them, they feel like they're squeezing my ribs so bad that they feel like they going to break my ribs. I take Soma 350 mg 4 x a day. Sometimes they get real back and the medicine doesnt' work I have to go to the ER and get a prednisone shot. My spasms can go down my back and leave me hunched over or they can go all the way around my shoulder to my ribcage and make it feel like someone is breaking my ribs. Sorry about the way they treated you at the Urgent Care but that's not surprising just like the ER. I do hope the Flexirell will help you unfortunately for me they doing for me either. I hope you get to the bottom of what wrong with your ribs soon.
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I am sorry you were treated so poorly. There is NO reason for that. However, I really do believe it is time for you to get into a strong cp program. ((((Sammy)))) I pray that you feel better soon.

PS - I have taken both percocet and flexeril together.

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Hi Sammy: I'm sorry you had to deal with the jerks at the Urgent Care Clinic. As you know, Ive had my share of that kind of thing lately, and it is very frustrating.

Opiates and muscle relaxers are Rx'd together all the time. I always found Soma to work the best for me, but I have to take occasional "breaks" from it due to tolerance. I will take flexaril for about 6 months to a year, which I don't really like to do, but have to in order to allow me to go back to the Soma.

My condition causes me to have constant spasms, in all ares of my body. So, I've been taking muscle relaxers for about 7-8 years now. I've definitely found that what may work for some, may not for others. So I guess it's one of those trial and error things.

I also have to agree that a good PM is in order here. I read your other thread about your surgeon reducing your pain meds. That, to me, is just downright cruel. But sadly, all too common with most CPer's. Many surgeons and primary docs would rather not Rx the narcotics, so they can CYA, so to speak. In my non-professional opinion, based on my short time of knowing you through these boards, I think a good PM would be a huge help to you. Hang in there my friend, and I will be sending good thoughts and praying for you to get the care and relief you so deserve. ((((((hugs)))))) cmpgirl

 
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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

Sammy, sorry you are having difficulties, I hate going to the ER urgent cares. I'm trying to find a good muscle relaxer too. I was on flexeril for the longest time and it worked great then it just stopped. I was then given zanaflex but that stuff was too stong for me and I had a bad reaction. Next they gave me skelaxan, but that didn't do anything. A while ago my previous pain doc gave me xanax, but like you I am careful what I talk about because of the drug seeker thing. I am so sick of that. I know that they have to be careful and everything but I would think that when those of us that come in with these horrible chronic conditions the concern would be what is going to enhance my quality of life? I want to feel better and go out and have a life, not get zonked out on either pain meds or muscle relaxers. Sorry, didn't mean to get on a soap box, just having a bad day and am so sick of being sick and when there are things out there that will help me have some semblence of a normal life.

I hope you find something that works.
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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

Went to pcp, showed all the meds left that I never took, to prevent the whole talk about not wanting to put me on any more pain meds. Don't think he cared for that or the note the pt sent out of concern for the ribs.
The pt is really concerned about the ribs, they are way to hypermoblie & she said they have got to be causing me pain. More cardiac testing because of the arota being tender between the ribs.
Then if pt does not work he wants me to go back to rehab doc, who I saw for months & did not want to manage the pain, where does that get me?
I am really fed up & in pain.
The pt wants me to half the flexerall dose due to the muscles being weak already, anyone know if I can break the flexerill?
Back off work pretty much & in the binder for the ribs in hopes it will help stabilize them. I can't believe I am going through this again & putting my family through it as well. If the shoulder moves it hurts the ribs what a mess.
Is it possable to find a PM who will treat the rib area as he is treating the pain? God I hope so. I am really getting nervous here.
Melissa I am with you, I want the same, just to have a life. Sammy

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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

My pharmacist said it is okay to break the flexeril tablets.

 
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Sorry sweetie!! (((HUGS))))))))

I break it all the time.

 
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sammy:
You really need to get a PM doc NOW. I know many people have told you that for months and I already knew that the surgeon would get tired of presribing the meds and start cutting you back. The time is now to get on the phone and get an appt for a PM doc. They can treat all areas and prescribe meds but you should probably ask if they manage meds as well so that you see the right kind of PM doc. If you don't get a PM doc now, I see A LOT of suffering in the near future (PAIN, WITHDRAWAL FROM MEDS, MORE MUSCLE SPASMS). You can not rely on the Urgent Cares or ER to manage your pain. I know it is hard to accept that you might have CP for the rest of your life but not doing what you should be doing is just causing additional suffering that you do not need. I am trying to look out for you as a friend and don't like to see you hurting this much. I doubt the rehab doc is going to do much either. You know what you need to do, just do it.

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I will be seeing the surgeon on monday & asking for a pm doc. I have had it with the worrying. I just want to be sure that who ever I see will continue to try to help fix the problem. No way am I going through all this pain with nothing. It does not take a genious to figure out that the ribs must hurt, all you have to do is look at them. you can see the swelling in them & feel it. Well I will have the pt's notes to so hopefully that will help. The ribs are an area that can cause alot of pain & I am sure the surgeon knows that. I have also been told that the shoulder alone can take along time to heal & as the PT put it the ribs are holding up the shoulder recovery. So time for a specialist who will help me out. I am done dealing with all the worrying. Tahnk guys, Sammy

 
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Why don't you take that step today and pick up the phone and call your surgeon and ask for a suggestion. Getting into a pm doctors can take up to a month or more -- you might want to start the process sooner rather than later. Remember I care and am here for you.

 
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Re: trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet

Sammy,
I used to use same combination, I had no problem with it. This is just show how different we all are: what works for me may not work for you.

I am so sorry you are still having so much pain, I know how hard this is.
Don't feel bad to call your surgeon and ask everything you want to know. Will give you some piece of mind.

Best of luck and take care!

 
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