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Fibromyalgia And Flexeril
Possibly: Flexeril is related to a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. These are often used to combat the sleep disorder commonly associated with fibromyalgia hence its muscle "relaxing" there is no true mechanism of action demonstrating muscle relaxation but the tricyclic effects might be helpful to fibromyalgia...just not the way you might expect! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flexeril for fibromyalgia use is being discontinued by Rx provider. Suggesting gabapentin instead. I'm reading that gabapentin is not as effective anW?
Gabapentin is useful: Many patients with fibromyalgia have been found to have small fiber neuropathy, which is pain or numbness involving the nerves. There is thought there may be some association, although it is theoretical. Gabapentin, a medication very effective for nerve pain, can be useful in patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more
How can I lose weight when I have to take effexor, neurontin, flexeril, mirapex etc for fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia: The use of medications to control fibromyalgia can also lead to the unwanted side effects of weight gain due to fatigue and water retention.. The main treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise and once you are able to exercise because the medications are helping you control your pain, then you will start to see progress. The initial phase of treatment may not lead to weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had been on baclofen for 3 yrs now, but doesn't feel like it helps, is flexeril as good, skeletal prob. & fibro?
Breathing problems from costocondritis out of breath all the time a lot of pain on flexeril and naproxen what to do?
No, but...: It will ground you if you have airborne or diving status, and your profile will/should indicate you are on muscle relaxants which may impact safety and keep you from doing your MOS. You may be stuck in the motor pool for a while until you are considered safe by your treating military doctor. Being on a limiting T3 profile long enough - regardless of reason - will send you straight to the MEB. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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