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nickiean

I can't live without my z@m@ they work better than any other muscle relaxer for me & I tried them all. My pain doc up & quit prescribing them but was ok if I was able to get my PC or spine doc give them to me. Luckily my spine doc gives me a script but I always have to have a back- up supply. 

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PennyWize

I had a friend who was sending me zanaflex (2mg) a couple of years ago for back pain. To me they were strong and I could

only take 1/2 tab at a time but they worked really well!!!   Im still having problems with my back and last month

and my doctor gave me a script for Zanaflex (4mg).  I was looking forward to getting some relief but these do not work as well

in fact I don't think they are doing anything for me. 

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Safari

Here is MY experience with muscle relaxers. Except for Soma I had bad luck with them.

Flexeril: Similar to Elavil. I was on it for a year and it caused weight gain (just like Elavil). Use very sparingly - it stops working and you have to take more. It has a long half-life and wasn't for me.

Zanaflex: Used 2 and 4 mg. If you take it with food (which it advises) it knocks you out. But, only for 2-3 hours. Then you wake up feeling a hangover effect.

Meprobromate: Similar to Soma. It works. But, it works better when mixed with cod.

Soma: The best of all of them - but take too much and you will be a zombie. Again it works best mixed with cod.

Baclofen: When I used to see a pys. he gave me these. Really odd feeling. I couldn't stand them because they alter your judgement. They are suppose to work with alcholics - I have heard good things from those that I know. 

I have given up muscle relaxers. Val works best FOR ME. Usually (I suffer from migraines) I take val and cod.

Those are my experiences. Yours may be different. Just thought I would share them.

My MD used to prescribe Soma with Cod. Up to about 2014. It worked wonderfully. It is hard to find at pharmacys. I had to go to a mom and pop pharmacy. The MD retired though. And now with DM programs good luck getting a Dr. to prescribe it for you - cause I live in a state which implements this program.

 

 

 

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Safari

BTW: For those who don't know Flexeril is an old time antidepresent either a tertracylic or a tricyclic. It will put weight on you if you take it regulary.

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humboldtguy

So I've been prescribed just about every muscle relaxer under the sun. Skelaxin, Flexeril, Baclofin, Zanaflexx, and S0ma. Nothing helped my muscle spasms like a S0ma did. Yes they do have the strong effect but that's honestly the whole benefit to them. My doc has finally just kept me on va1ium for the last several years and they don't help as much as soma does. I typically use the va1ium for anxiety purposes but when I don't take them I can feel a muscle calming effect from them. The great thing about S0ma for me is that when I have trouble sleeping from muscle spasms or even general anxiety a s0ma in conjunction with a xan from my wife will put me out in a nice deep sleep. But not deep enough that I couldn't wake up if needed. I've never tried metr0bate but from the reviews I read they act slightly different than s0ma's do. So my 2 cents is if you can get a doctor to prescribe you s0mas then that's great. But in the US its getting harder to come by them. I had a good friend who got them up until the end of last year and the doctor finally stopped giving him them. He would help me with a few here and there but in all actuality they were no better than the ones I source from overseas. I've been getting them from the same place overseas for about 4 years off and on and they have always been great. I think that since the downturn of there presence in the US that the foreign suppliers stepped there game up. Hope this information helps the next person and best wishes to those who haven't found the right one for you. We all have to remember that everyone's body reacts differently to meds.

Humboldtguy

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skinny2x
On 7/24/2013 at 4:40 AM, Morgan1111 said:

I'm not familiar w/ Zanaflex but Soma kicked my butt. Have you tried flexeril? I've been using Flexeril w/ good results, flex taken w/ valium, great results. Much luck  :unsure:  

S0m@ taken with V@l!um beats it hands down.  If it weren't for that dam tolerance thing.  Sometimes I feel like a dog chasing his tail. lol

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PennyWize

I have a question, I hope I can get it answered in this thread.  I have tried Flexeril and I cant keep my eyes open after I take one.

A couple of years ago I started having lower back pain and a friend of mine helped me out and sent me a few 2mg zanaflex.  I would take 1mg and

they worked great.  Not too long ago I started having lower back pain again and I asked my doctor for a script, he gave me one for 4mg zanaflex. 

Ok I had it filled at a local family pharmacy and the bottle says Tizanidine hcl 4mb  and then (Substituted for Zanaflex)  Im understanding Zanaflex ingredient is

tizanidine.  When I purchased this the pharmacist told me "zanaflex is not going to help you, it doesn't work very well)  I have taken up to

1 4mg tablet and it is not helping me at all.  Are there different Brands? of this medication and if so do some brands work better ?   Has this drug store

sold me a generic brand that (by their own words) doesn't work?  I have refills left on this, Id like to know what some of you think.   If any of you have any advice about this please post and educate me.  Thanks!

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Mr. R0B0T
On December 19, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Safari said:

BTW: For those who don't know Flexeril is an old time antidepresent either a tertracylic or a tricyclic. It will put weight on you if you take it regulary.

Yup, this stuff gave me hunger pains like nothing else. I had no idea it was an SSRI type antidepressant until one of my other medications gave me problems..

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humboldtguy

$0ma is the one and only effective relaxant for me. I've been prescribed the list of relaxants and only $0ma was even close to touching the muscle pain and stiffness. Sometimes if can be a bit sedating but the benifit far outweighs the risk. 

HG

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US Army Veteran

Soma all day long. Zanaflex makes me tired.

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NbleSavage

Re: S0m@ - I'm looking for something to help with sleep & pain from years of labour and training (was a thai boxer, now mostly retired from sport). 

I've tried most all sleep meds you can think of - my Doc was kind enough to work with me in that regard as I have PTSD, but wouldn't budge when I asked about muscle relaxers.

From what I've read, s0m@ seems to be the best of the batch but I would hear from those with experience & thanks to those who have shared in this thread.

Cheers,

- Savage

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Dickslapperman

I know this topic is old & I'm new but somaz  are awesome but one day I took 17 through out about 6 hours it's the only drug I've ever od'd on. Seizure pissed my pant woke up in the hospital with a catheter covered in urine, so be very careful their amazin!  Does anyone still get meproz I want to try them sooo frigging bad!! 

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