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DaveNHDDaveNH Posts: 58
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:26 AM in Pain Medications
I'm two months out from my operation. I've had since day one some really bad burning leg pains which I thought was nerve pain. I saw my doctor twice about it and he said it would pass in time.
I just saw him again and was quite vocal about the burning pain and he said that they might be muscle spasams. He gave me a script for some SKELAXIN.
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PAIN RELIEF! AMAZING. SO just throwing this out there for those who might be having what they think is nerve pain all the time just might be muscle related.

80% back to my former self. PT works, don't give up on it. And never under estimate the power of prayers.

Hoping all of my SH friends have a wonderful holiday season and great new year.

Dave in New Hampshire.


  • Did you notice any difference with your vision after taking skelaxin? I just started taking this a couple of weeks ago for muscle spasms. It works great for that, however, I have noticed that my vision is different. It's hard to describe, more like my eye muscles won't adjust the way they are supposed to. This happened about a year ago when I was on them but didn't think it was that. I stopped the skelaxin back then because my insurance copay was too high.
  • and best wishes on your recovery!
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  • Hey DaveNH, Good Luck to you and your recovery. Just stay away from the witchdoctor and the Amazon, for now...the Skelaxin seems to be working, along with prayer!
    I tried Skelaxin at first,and it didn't work for my spasms. A heating pad to relax, some Ibuprophen, and then Zanaflex if it still bothers me.
    You and yours have a Happy Holiday!
  • "It's hard to describe, more like my eye muscles won't adjust the way they are supposed to."

    Yes, that is the same for me. However, the relief i receive out weights
    the side effects so I just walk around in my blurred slightly out of focus world. :)
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