IT is so great to hear from you Alex! I am glad that you got the treatment, and so glad you can relax in lovely northern CA. Hope you get a good connection and we hear a lot from you.
But Alex be moderate in the wine country for the sake of your coumadin
not too much wine tasting up there. Percocet is my best choice for pain management also. I used a lot of it for my broken arm/shoulder... and relied on it for this as well
I think in the UK it would be peracetamol and oxycodone as generic or, maybe roxicet or tylox as brand names would be the same thing as what we call percocet here. Percocet is tylenol and oxycodone combined.
I used baclofen for my muscle relaxant but it is inappropriate for this type of need for relaxation as it is peripheral issue and not central. Sharon what did you use for this? are you still finding you need it?
I wonder if Dr Dake needs to give everyone a muscle relaxant I sure feel I could use one BUT....
big BUT.... they make me weak and probably will others with my disability level as well. I can't take clonazepam though it is a great muscle relaxant because it has a long half life and it makes me weak for a couple of days--NOT something a person who dare not fall wants to do so I opted out of that angle of it but we may need to discuss it for others following the path behind us. My neck has sometimes hurt very badly and I have a feeling that a relaxant would have been the ticket.
Maybe a shorter acting one like robaxin (flexeril) would work has anyone with MS here used that drug and did it affect your strength and make you weak at all? just curious The neck pain doea need management and it does have a spasm-y quality.
Jeff and I both were heating up wet towels in the microwave and putting them around our necks like Rocky to relax those muscles and that helped too. I'm rambling about neck pain strategies..maybe we should have a neck pain strategy thread....?
ALex I hope you have a quick recovery it gets better every day. My first shower after surgery I noted the better heat tolerance...
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