Does anyone else find that muscle relaxers make you grouchy and unable to sleep? Every one I’ve tried does this to me.
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I'm not familiar with "Perks". Do you mean Percocet? If so, there is a definite danger to use Clonazepam with Percocet. It has 10mg of oxycodone in a single pill. If that's the only opioid you use, it might be ok. My own need is quite extreme on both ends. One had to be stopped. My doctor felt it better to drop the Clonazepam rather than the opioids I use. He's talked about needing to cut my opioids by at least ½ to consider even a low dose of Clonazepam. I'm told any benzodiazepines can be dangerous with an opioid. They were regularly prescribed together until mid-2018. That was the release of the results of a 5 year study on the matter. The defined risk is a 70% rise in incidence of heart attack and stroke. That could be deadly or limited in a way requiring close care for the rest of your life. I never had a severe case of either. In fact, since altering my diet and taking a baby aspirin each day, I've been proclaimed obstruction free in my heart. They never saw a specific clot regarding a minor stroke or even raised cholesterol. It certainly makes it easy to blame Clonazepam.
Does that help?
Depends on what they are. Some work on the brain, are addicting and your body will want more. Before you know, you'll be on pain, gabapentin, non steroidals, blood pressure medicine, heart medicine, muscle relaxers and then drugs for anxiety. That becomes a toxic cocktail for death. Remember this is not easy. It would be wonderful if everybody was on the same page and understood exactly what you're going through. But they don't, that's why they call it practicing medicine. There is a good book that I have found it is called:
"Stop the Pain, the Six to Fix" by Dr. Scott K. Hannen.
This book is important, it breaks it down into several chapters and subchapters. It is written in common English, not in medical terminology. and for those of you that are not a nurse or in the healthcare field. You will understand this very easy. The author is a doctor, neurologist and a chiropractor, who had a son that had Hodgkin's lymphoma. The son asked not to be treated with chemical medication or chemotherapy. He wanted God to heal him. So his father went on a learning mission to find a cure for what is causing pain and disfunction. Finally someone steps out of the box, dares to write against big Pharma.. and suggest a solutions for treating the problems and not the symptoms. The more we become aware of our body, the better we can help it. It's not easy, but it's important. It is your life, not the doctors, not the X-ray radiologist, not the cancer doctor or the chemo therapist. It is your ONE life, embrace it help it, own it, and fix it. We can do this. Take ownership!
Well it's going to have an inhibitory effect I'm the musculature and possibly on the central nervous system or it may work directly by inhibition by certain channels through the nervous system and this is how most muscle relaxers do work. I can tell you did anything that puts a damper on the physical body is not going to work in a positive way to raise physical energy levels in psychic energy levels. This is why I'm not really in favor of CBDs because chronic pain patients we simply need our pain relieved we don't need anything to bring us down and to weaken us any more than what we already are we simply need our pain relieved and that will raise your energy levels I don't think inhibitory substances do anything really in a positive way unless you're trying to just simply lay in bed and sleep and people with severe pain can't rest and sleep anyway so what's the point. If you can combine them with an opiate analgesic I would be in favor of that but if you're not taking a significant analgesic such as an opiate I really don't see much benefit in them and they certainly will have some of the negative side effects that you have indicated.Jon Nelson,Licenses Nurse
MonicaVincent what you described is the same thing I experience in my feet .,. Neuropathy. I started taking CBD Oil Which can be purchased over-the-counter. It’s not the illegal stuff. I started taking it about six or eight months ago and it has completely taken my neuropathy away. I still have pain in my feet as I have arthritis and have had four reconstructive surgeries but it has been a godsend for me. Might want to try it. Like I said it’s legal ... you can buy it over-the-counter.
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If you're taking 2mg a day(of Clonazepam) you shouldn't change the dose without talking to your doctor 1st. I was on 2mg and they had me reducing ½mg every 2 weeks until gone. It took me about 2 months as I recall. Also everyone's a little different with benzodiazepines. I never had any drowsiness or problems doing anything inside my normal limits of my disability.
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