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are muscle relaxants okay?

catccat Posts: 29
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My PCP thinks muscle relaxants should only be taken at night while you sleep and that at 11 weeks post op I should not need them in the day....seems like most people here have to use them at least once in the day...I take baclofen 5mg twice a day and once at night...any thoughts??


  • Honestly, I would speak with your doc about this and the possibility of taking them on an as needed basis during the day instead of pert of a routine.

    Personally, if I need it I take it. If I don't, it stays in the bottle until needed (or expired).

    View my history for all the gory details.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,874
    ,some are on a more regular basis.
    I've been through them all, the ones I had the most success with were:

    zanaflex - did the job, but turned me into a zombie

    soma - but can get addictive, since there really isnt much room for dosage changes.

    baclofen - works the best for me now. I have 10mg tablets which I cut and half and take 3 a day , PRN.
    Some days, I dont need them some days, I almost look for more.

    Thats why to me the best thing in the world is have a Pain Mgt doctor or Psychiatrist that will totally manage all your medications.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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