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Old 05-19-2009, 12:49 AM   #11
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I love Flexeril helps me sleep better and gets rid of my nasty tension headaches

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:25 AM   #12
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If the real issue is muscle soreness, it'd be best to find the cause of that first and foremost.

If either of you are taking any meds for high cholesterol, that could be the culprit. My doc recommended 100-150mg of Coenzyme Q10, an over-the-counter supplement, to take and wow do I feel better. I had no idea that my muscles were that sore. It has made a huge difference.

And, you will HATE me for saying this...a bit of exercise makes a world of difference for sleep patterns. Even just a short stroll after dinner. Fresh air and stretching and whatnot.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:37 AM   #13
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They is a product that is a combination of Valerian root, melatonin, and a third natural ingredient that I can't remember. I have had a good experience with them. I really should get some more because right now I've been using benadryl, which is OK until recently when one became two and now three a night. If I don't take them I'm wide awake at 5 AM, even If I got up early, drank no caffeine and exercised the day before. But now I finally have insurance so I may go to a doctor for the first time in 3-4 years to get some Ambien or something. Let me know what you find works for you.

BTW, some sleepaid are just Diphenhydramine (benedryl). You can pick up a five hundred count of generic Diphenhydramine for much much cheaper than a small pack of the overpriced sleep aids that are the same thing.

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Old 05-19-2009, 03:33 PM   #14
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Well I'll be damned... As soon as I get a script for Flexeril, this thread pops up!

I slept like a baby last night for 9 straight hours. Very refreshing and I forgot all about my back spasms until I woke up and tried to get out of bed.

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Old 05-19-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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I know some people take Amitriptyline to settle their muscles while they sleep. It's a real mild anti-depressant with little side effects. Helps your body relax at night. I think muscle relaxers make your bowels constrict as a side effect.
+! I have taken amitriptyline to get sleep (As perscribed by dr) IIRC they are only $4 at the pharmacy for a script
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Your mattress may be new and feel comfy, but it may not be providing the proper support. I'm not saying that is absolutely the case, but rather, not wanting you to dismiss it as a possible cause. We spend a third of our lives on our mattress. This is one area it's OK to research the heck out of, try different mattress types and spend whatever it takes to get a good night's sleep.
Yeah. Did that. If the matterss is in fact the true cause it's too late. Spent way too much money on this one to toss it to the curb. I really do think that daily stresses are the root cause of the muscle soreness and are not conducive to a good nights rest. Ironically, said daily stresses are in teh form of a 3 year old and a 4 month old so, it's not likely that those stresses will be reduced by a change of diet, or excercise.
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Well I'll be damned... As soon as I get a script for Flexeril, this thread pops up!

I slept like a baby last night for 9 straight hours. Very refreshing and I forgot all about my back spasms until I woke up and tried to get out of bed.
i get bad muscle spasms, my dr gives me flexirl + relafen (NSAID) they usually help knockout the problem in a couple of days.
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I seem to have intermittent success with Melatonin. Now if I combine melatonin with some OTC sleep aid from Costco, things get better.
Have tried the OTC sleep aides. They all make my legs go jittery.

I could get the RLS pills but, then I'd need pils for the restless arms too. A vicious cycle.
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If the real issue is muscle soreness, it'd be best to find the cause of that first and foremost.

And, you will HATE me for saying this...a bit of exercise makes a world of difference for sleep patterns. Even just a short stroll after dinner. Fresh air and stretching and whatnot.
No love lost bro'.

The real issue is being old(er), fat, and tired.

I have cut caffein, soda, and reduced fatty foods from my diet but have also consistently halved my meal portions. Excercise comes by means of chasing a 3 year old around the living room for 30 minutes every couple hours to get him to go sit on potty. Saturdays, I take the boy swimming for 30 minutes to an hour (depends heavily on his mood) in addition to using the John Deer tread machine for a couple hours ( aka Push Mower ) every weekend.

I also gave up smoking (well almost completely). I have never been so disgustingly healthy in my entire life and it's literally a PIT-back, neck, arms, and shoulders.

Like I told the doc, that as much excercise and activity as I care to have.
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No love lost bro'.

The real issue is being old(er), fat, and tired.

I have cut caffein, soda, and reduced fatty foods from my diet but have also consistently halved my meal portions. Excercise comes by means of chasing a 3 year old around the living room for 30 minutes every couple hours to get him to go sit on potty. Saturdays, I take the boy swimming for 30 minutes to an hour (depends heavily on his mood) in addition to using the John Deer tread machine for a couple hours ( aka Push Mower ) every weekend.

I also gave up smoking (well almost completely). I have never been so disgustingly healthy in my entire life and it's literally a PIT-back, neck, arms, and shoulders.

Like I told the doc, that as much excercise and activity as I care to have.
Not to be a dick, bro, but I think that pills are not the final answer. As a culture we have gotten too used to the idea that a pill can fix all our problems. I would have to agree that exercise will help more than you think it will. Don't get me wrong, I dislike exercise as much as most, but I do it anyway when I need to. I have a job with a rotating shift so it doesn't mesh well with my schedule. But when things get slow and lazy-like, I sometimes need to exercise to make up for lack of activity from when I'm busy.

I dislike pills in the idea that it will cure the symptom, not the problem. Taking a muscle relaxer may help you sleep and allow temporary relief of muscle pain, but the source is still out there causing problems. It may even be something as simple as unconditioned muscles, which exercise can fix. It may or may not be the answer in this case, but I believe it is in your best interest to find out for sure. Realistically, your doctor would be the best source of information on this one.

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