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Well I just got back from the PM appointment. I told him about the cramps & spasms and he did say it's possible to get them when you have nerve compression. He also said to make sure I am hydrated enough and am getting enough potassium, magnesium, etc...He said lack of these things would be more common causes and one should make sure they are getting enough of all of that first and see if it helps. I did tell him I've tried these things and also before surgery my spasms were out of control & once I had surgery they mostly stopped. But anyyway, just wanted to let you know what he said and that nerve problems can be a possibilty to cause cramps & spasms.

Oh, he did also ask If I wanted a muscle relaxer, and he already knew Flexerial & Skelaxin did nothing for me. So he said if I want to I can try Soma, so I figured I'll give it a try. I read about it & the directions say not to take it while taking any kinds of antihistamines so I'll have to take it tomorrow. I am loaded up with antihistamines right now due to a sinus infection or cold, or allergy.
Baybreeze the first time you take the soma be sure that your have no plans or need to accomplish anything for a few hours. It will make you sleepy.:)
Hi Bay -- good luck with the soma. Spasms and cramps are so painful and I really really hope you find some relief. I had to practically leap out of bed to walk one off the other day and my youngest dog got so scared he started barking at me and my cramp. I guess I interrupted his doggie dream!
Thanks gals. Pepper - thanks for that info. Actually my PM did make that clear to me as well and it's stickered all over the script bottle. Fortunately right now I dont have to go anywhere, though unfortunatley it's b/c I lost my job. So i've been just hunting for one on the internet. I hope this Soma helps. Maybe it will because my spasms & cramps are not constant 24-7 like they were before surgery. I think before they just took over my body and it was too much, nothing helped. At least now I am not in constant spasms.
Hi Baybreeze,
I took Soma, it did make me sleepy but I only slept for like 1 - 1 1/2 hrs and would wake up and not be able to go to sleep for hours. My dr. told me that it may cause you to not get to the second level of sleep and you never will feel rested. I hope that doesn't happen to you, but beware because it's not listed as a side effect.

God Bless

Carol
[QUOTE=mamakitkat;3442716]Hi Baybreeze,
I took Soma, it did make me sleepy but I only slept for like 1 - 1 1/2 hrs and would wake up and not be able to go to sleep for hours. My dr. told me that it may cause you to not get to the second level of sleep and you never will feel rested. I hope that doesn't happen to you, but beware because it's not listed as a side effect.

God Bless

Carol

OH NOOO, Mama! Thanks for that info, you're right it's not listed in the side effects. I HOPEEE that doesnt happen to me, as i've been doing pretty good with sleeping and the last week or so i've been zonking out before I even want to, but do feel rested in the morning. So i really hope it doesnt keep me awake because I get sick and flare up when I dont get sleep. Thank you so much for the forewarning of this possibility!