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Question about Relaxants

jmichellejjmichelle Posts: 74
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Pain Management
I don't know if Im allowed to ask this..but here goes. I have tried Robaxin, Soma, Skelaxin, and Flexiril without too much success..are there other muscle relaxants out there? I'm kind of lost and am talking to a new pain management doctor on Tuesday.

Thanks all


  • Hi,

    I've just read the other post where you asked for input on pain meds, maybe handle it in the same way by letting the doc know what you've tried and what it did or didn't do for you. Good luck with the upcoming appointment, please let us know how it turns out.

  • Thanks, I will do that.
  • Muscle relaxants don't seem to work for everyone. I was on skelaxin for several months and don't think it did much to help.

    My PT is adamant that they are nothing but a mask of the real problem. Of course the PT isn't doing much either for me at this point.

    Be clear with your doctor. Sounds like you have issues with several of your meds. If you go in with a clearly written list of meds, how they affected you and any thing else you can think of the doctor is more likely to take you seriously. If you walk in and say "nothing works" he will most likely blow you off or send you home with something you have already tried.

    Good Luck today and let us know what happens.
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