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.
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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 John/ NY
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!!
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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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