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Lastramy,
I've had quite a few rounds of epidurals with no relief. I saw an ortho about Botox and he said I had too much spasm. He put me on Zanaflex, which I've been taking for about a year with only minimal relief of spasm. I'm still not a candidate for Botox, but I hope to be soon!! Do you take any type of sedative prior to the MRI? The most any doc will give me is valium but never enough to relax my spasms.

Thanks
Mcard
Lastramy,
Sorry to hear that you had such a problem with the epi. I hope you are feeling better now. We definitely should chat more. I worked doing QC chem. for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

I've had a variety of different muscle relaxors, zanaflex, valium, baclofen, and flexeril to name a few. I can't remember most of the dosages, but can tell you that zanaflex has worked the best.

I took Bextra consistently for about a year and it worked really well for the pain in my hips but didn't touch the back pain. The hip pain isn't so bad these days so I stopped taking it. Have you ever heard of or tried Soma? I know its a muscle relaxor, but I haven't heard anything about it. I'm going to start a thread on muscle relaxors it seems a lot of us on the board are curious about them.

Keep in touch :)
Mcard