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Are severe nocturnal leg cramps sign of any illnesses? Both legs affected. Just switched from Soma to flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) b/c daytime fatigue. Want to avoid Soma

Maybe withdrawal... Soma (carisoprodol) is broken down by the body into a drug called "meprobamete" that has some barbiturate like characteristics. When you stop taking Soma (carisoprodol) it can cause some withdrawal-like syndromes. The bottom line is that if you are experiencing any symptoms after starting a new medication you should contact the prescriber right away. Read more...
Could be. Many medications can cause cramps, so talk with your doc about the meds you are on first. With nocturnal leg cramps, i'd probably do some basic blood work to check for anemia, as well as your potassium and other electrolytes, thyroid and kidney function. And good for you for wanting to avoid soma (carisoprodol). At the risk of incurring corporate pharmaceutical wrath - i've found it to be an awful medication. Read more...
Yes. Commonly venous disease, with leaky venous valves, resulting in leg swelling, and pain. See a phlebologist to have your legs evaluated. Read more...

When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

It help a lot. An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. Read more...
Anytime. You can add traction anytime to your treatment plan if what you are trying is not helping sufficiently. It may or may not provide for relief. Read more...

Have had 7spinal surgeries n past 6yrs, no longer able 2 take baclofen (on it 5yrs), so? Is Soma or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) better 4 someone n constant spasm?, help

Soma (carisoprodol) isn't good. Soma is converted into a form of a horse tranquilizer in the body. I do not personally prescribe it. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) zanaflex, or Flexeril would be better options for you. Read more...
Depends upon you. Some people get great results from medications that others either find useless or having bad side effects. Either of the meds you mentioned require a prescription so i suggest you call the office of your surgeon. In my experience, both Soma and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be very effective, but patients usually get more sleepy with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Read more...

I want to know if it is safe to take soma, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and baclofen?

Additive effects. All three can have side effects of drowsiness and dizziness, and could compromise activity such as driving. Baclofen is usually a med for spasticity, and Soma and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are "muscle relaxants". Not clear from your provided information, as to why you are taking all three. Recommend a lengthy discussion with your doctor to get this clarified and approached more specifically. Read more...

Taking 1/2 Soma at night for sleep/muscle spasms. Looking for shorter-acting muscle relax. That won't change natural sleep architecture. Tried flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Talk to your PCP. There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is better tolerated while Flexeril tends to be overly sedating. You should discuss with your primary care physician which medication is right for you. Read more...

Cerv spondylosis. Baclofen10mg at night. Would this cause insomnia? Helps spasms a lot, but should I take it earlier in day? Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) too sedating.

Your Doctor is best. Though Baclofen at this dose could be taken up to three times a day, in general once a day is enough. No, it is not likely to cause insomnia and No, do Not take while taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). In reality your Doctor is the best to advise you on how to use prescribed medications. Read more...