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Ugh that's awful :( I'm so sorry. My spasm seems to have been fairly isolated compared to all of you- I had one major spasm day and then it spasmed when my husband tried to help me go to the bathroom. I would have spasms any time I tried to get up, but that only lasted the first week after the initial trauma. I was only on robaxin (muscle relaxant) and despite my protests vicodin for a few days before I switched to only ibuprofen. The vicodin did NOT help my pain at all- it made me care less that I was in pain and made me sleep a lot, but that was it.
I never understood how awful this pain is until I experienced it, and I have all kinds of new compassion for people suffering with it. I hope the spasms stop soon.
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WOW I thought my 5 total were bad. I don't know how you do it. That's what I'm on normally, but smaller amounts so they moved me to the Flexeril temperarily. I am doing better today but have to remember to take it easy! Good Luck to you John with your appointment.
I'm now taking Tizanidine 4 mg's twice a day. It works great for me. I have four bulging and one herniated disc in my Cervical spine, with the usual electric and spasm pain that goes with that.
I used to get serious thoracic spasms because of five disc herniations there. T1&2, T7,8,9and 10 and 11,12 all are twisting type herniations. My Lumbar spine has two large herniations at levels L4,5,and L5,S1. I have a 7.5mm central herniation at L5,S1, L4,L5 has a 7mm herniation.
I have an appointment for a visit to a Neurosurgeon on the 27th of this month.
I was in a construction accident in 1995 and am disabled because of it. I get painful
Yeah for some reason morphine does nothing to me. They usually give me Delauted (sp?) for the pain. I have had different things for the spasms and all worked, but this time they gave me nothing really. I see doc in 4 hours so here's hoping!!
Hubby was given Diazepam for pain relief and spasms, as well as sevredol (morphine). I was given Sevredol to take along with other pain relief, but not for spasms.
Hope that you get some relief from the spasms pretty soon. Mine seemed to drag on for quite a while the last time. I seem to have a few weeks nothing, then a couple weeks it is all on :-(
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Well I should have known things were going too good. Saturday I was setting up for the Farmers Market and a minute or so after my hubby left I moved a box wrong and started getting major spasms. I got myself to the ground but they continued. Ended up going to the ER and they gave me another Norco (which I had already taken one of my own) and a Toradol shot. NOTHING to stop the spasms???!!! Finally after hours they gave me a script for flexeril and gave me one for the road. They could have admitted me for pain control.....PAIN CONTROL, how about stopping the spasms! Needless to day I wasn't happy. Now I am still spasming and almost out of the flexeril. Couldn't get appt. with doc until tomorrow. So it has been 5 days in bed in pain. I have had enough!
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