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Muscle spasm

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Can anyone point me to a working muscle relaxant that does not disable you (read: put you to sleep)? I can not take anything that puts me to sleep because of my 15 month old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • where are you getting muscles spasms at?

    p.s. Gorgeous baby! patsy
  • zanaflex, skelaxin, soma not helpful...
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,349
    is Rhobaxin = Methocarbamol
    I've tried almost all Muscle relaxers and this one never made me sleepy or groggy
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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  • I use Baclophen. It's heavy duty, but it doesn't make me sleepy. Lovely baby.
  • I was going to suggest Robaxin as well. There is also Flexeril, it does not make me sleepy but others it does. I can not take it as it causes me other side effects that are very discomforting.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Sorry to hear about your spasms... I know exactly how you're feeling, as I'm sitting here at my office in Sunny Florida with a sweater on and a heavy scarf around my neck to help keep my muscles warm and from spasming.

    I've been using Amrix 15mg for the first time for about a month now, and sadly I've been on all the meds everyone has posted. After taking Amrix I couldn't believe how quickly I noticed some relief and it doesn't make me sleepy either. I've been battling spasms since my neck problems started in 2002.

    Also, try to keep your neck warm, cold environments tend to make the spasms worse.

    I hope this helps & Good Luck :)

    I truly recommend you looking into Amrix.
  • Not sure if this will be helpful but will throw it out there anyway. I was having a terrible time with my trapizious (spelling??) muscle constantly going into spasm, that hurt so bad I wanted to rip it right out of my back. However my M.D. put me on an anti-inflamitory. I thought what the heck is that gonna do, I have a muscle spasm I need a muscle relaxer... Anyway I took the medication by the second day things started feeling better, by the fourth day that muscle stopped torturing me and the pain subsided amazingly well. I was shocked as well as relieved that it worked. Side effects are crazy and scary with this NSAID but it worked (so far). Arthrotec 75mg BID.
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