Cyclobenzaprine Period Cramps

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can this medicine affect my?
    I have been taking 10mg of cyclobenzaprine before bed due to a muscle injury from work, the thing is I think its changing my period? It came two days earlier and is VERY light, i normally have cramps 7 days before and then 7 days of a heavy cycle. I normally have to change my pad/tampon every other hour and now i have to wear a panty liner and it doesnt even get used, only blood while i wipe. Im just wondering if anyone else has had this syptom? or is it common? and I have only been taking it for about a week and a half. also no cramps
    thanks frank, when i google'd it, it just brang up that it makes you dizzy and that its not a normal side affect

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. Cramps are your uterus contracting to expel the lining that is being shed because you're not pregnant. Cyclobenzaprine will reduce those contractions, reducing cramps and reducing what is expelled.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can these help me not withdraw from oxycontin?
    For the past year I have had an addiction to oxycontin. Over the past week I have been doing other pills to not withdraw from my oxy addiction. K-pins, hydros, and perkasets. Nothing too much, just enough so that I am not laying on the floor in a ball sweating. crying, and puking. However today I have not been able to get ahold of anything. I do have a few pills and I am wondering what I can take, in a safe, amount, that will keep me sane. I really dont want to buy an oxy but Im very desperate.

    Whenever I dont have anything my symptoms include restlessness, unable to get a straight hour of sleep (which probably drives me the most crazy) and achy legs.

    I have the following:

    Acetaminophen-codeine phosphate, I have 2 idk the mg.

    Naproxen sodium, i have 2 500mg.

    Naproxen, one 500mg.

    Fluoxetine hydrochloride, 3 10mg.

    Fluoxetine, 4 40mg.

    Cyclobenzaprine, 2 5mg.

    Alprazolam, 3 1/2 .25mg.

    What can I safely take to help me get through the night?

    • ANSWER:
      If a person begins taking OxyContin for pain, odds are they are experiencing some degree of depression. They may be depressed because they feel isolated, lonely, angry and scared. While the pain might be present, many people find themselves taking the OxyContin to offset the feelings listed above. As the drug use increases, the pain may diminish, but more importantly, the individual doesn't have to cope with those feelings because they are numb.

      Unfortunately, by this time they have begun to experience the negative effects of OxyContin addiction. Due to this OxyContin addiction, people have difficulty concentrating, feel even more depressed, crave the drug and will do almost anything to get more of it.
      Treatment for OxyContin Addiction :
      Overcoming OxyContin addiction begins with a medically supervised drug detox program followed by residential addiction treatment programs. While in detox, a physician will develop a medical protocol, designed to reduce and sometimes eliminate the feelings and symptoms associated with OxyContin withdrawal. It is rare that these symptoms are ever eliminated, due to the nature of the addiction, but they are tolerable. Detox from OxyContin usually takes between five and seven days. After detox, residential treatment is usually indicated due to the nature of the illness and the damage it has caused. Although medically stable, the person may still experience OxyContin cravings and the residential support will prove invaluable. Group, individual and family therapy will be available, to help recovering addicts resolve the pain of the past and the wreckage of the present. Residential treatment is usually three weeks in length, but can vary depending upon the severity of the illness.
      SUDDEN stoppage of oxycontin can result in serious withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal syndrome may be characterized by restlessness, lacrimation, restlessness, anxiety, rhinorrhea, yawning, perspiration, chills, myalgia, and mydriasis. Other symptoms also may develop, include irritability, vague pain, weakness, abdominal cramps, insomnia, nausea, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, or increased blood pressure, respiratory rate, or heart rate.
      CONSEQUENCE of Oxycontin Addiction:
      It is quite easy to become addicted to OxyContin. Unfortunately, like any drug addiction, withdrawal can be difficult. Some of the symptoms associated with withdrawal from OxyContin are; insomnia, nausea, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, restlessness and tremors. Those who abruptly discontinue the drug, place themselves in danger of experiencing seizures and convulsions, which can result in death. For this reason, we urge you to seek help within residential treatment programs where you can experience a safe and comfortable withdrawal from OxyContin addiction. In addition to the physical issues associated with OxyContin addiction, its abuse can cause the deterioration of interpersonal relationships, loss of employment, legal problems, financial difficulties and poor health.
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      Oxycontin side effects can include physical dependence when oxycontin is used for a long period of time. Physical dependence is the condition in which an oxycontin user’s body will show negative effects when the oxycontin use is suddenly stopped. Another common oxycontin side effect is addiction, which can commonly occur to users of mind-altering drugs. A serious oxycontin side effect that can occur when the drug is used is death. Other, less dangerous oxycontin side effects are dizziness and confusion, shortness of breath, constipation, sweating, dry mouth, headache, and sedation.
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  3. QUESTION:
    For Anyone who has taken Flexeril?
    i just took 3 100mg Flexeril
    i got them from my buddy at work, but how am i gonna feel?
    he said there 100 mg each
    maybe he meant 10?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I can tell from the information below, anything more than 60mg a day is an overdose and you took, 300mg? Are you trying to kill yourself?? The last part of this post includes overdose symptoms, expect to get all of them. I'd advise you go and get your stomach pumped.

      "How does Flexeril work? What will it do for me?

      Cyclobenzaprine is a member of the family of medications known as muscle relaxants. It is used in conjunction with rest and physical therapy for the relief of muscle spasm associated with acute (sudden and short-term) painful conditions. Muscle relaxants work in the central nervous system (CNS) to modify signals from the brain that cause the muscles to tighten. When used in combination with rest and physical therapy, muscle relaxants help to relieve the pain and stiffness caused by muscle spasm.

      Your doctor may choose to use this medication for other conditions not listed here. If you're unsure why you are taking this medication, contact your doctor.
      How should I use Flexeril?

      The usual adult dose of cyclobenzaprine is 10 mg three times a day, with a range of 20 mg to 40 mg a day (given in divided doses). The dose should not exceed 60 mg daily. Use of this medication is not recommended for periods longer than 2 or 3 weeks

      What side effects are possible with Flexeril?

      The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

      The following side effects may go away as your body becomes used to the medicine; check with your doctor if the following side effects continue or become bothersome. Your health professional may be able to help you to deal with some of the effects.

      More common

      * dizziness or lightheadedness
      * drowsiness
      * dryness of mouth

      Less common or rare
      * blurred vision
      * bloated feeling or gas, indigestion, nausea or vomiting, or stomach cramps or pain
      * coated tongue
      * constipation
      * diarrhea
      * excitement or nervousness
      * frequent urination
      * general feeling of discomfort or illness
      * headache
      * heartburn
      * muscle twitching
      * numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
      * pounding heartbeat
      * difficulty speaking
      * sweating
      * trembling
      * difficulty sleeping
      * unpleasant taste or other taste changes
      * unusual muscle weakness
      * unusual tiredness

      Contact your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      Rare

      * clumsiness or unsteadiness
      * confusion or disorientation
      * depression or other mood or mental changes
      * problems in urinating
      * ringing or buzzing in the ears
      * skin rash, hives, or itching occurring without other symptoms of an allergic reaction (see below for list of symptoms of an allergic reaction)
      * unusual thoughts or dreams
      * yellow eyes or skin

      Get medical help immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

      Rare

      * symptoms of serious allergic reaction
      o changes in the skin colour of the face
      o fast or irregular breathing
      o large swellings that look like hives on the face, eyelids, mouth, lips, and/or tongue
      o puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or the area around the eyes
      o shortness of breath
      o trouble breathing
      o tightness in chest
      o wheezing
      o skin rash, hives, or itching
      * fainting

      * symptoms of overdose
      o seizures
      o severe drowsiness
      o dry, hot, flushed skin
      o fast or irregular heartbeat
      o hallucinations
      o increase or decrease in body temperature
      o troubled breathing
      o unexplained muscle stiffness
      o severe unusual nervousness or restlessness
      o vomiting occurring together with other symptoms of overdose

  4. QUESTION:
    Mystery Diagnosis, can anyone help me?
    Well rather than give a detailed explanation which would take hours to explain, I'll give you a quick overview (quick being a relative term) . Since I was about 9 I've steadily been developing medical problem after medical problem and they've been getting progressively worse, here's what happened and when it started to appear/was diagnosed.

    Age 9 - started having severe joint pain in knees - was chalked up to growing pains and over-doing it in equestrian classes.

    Age 12-13 - Knee pain started becoming so severe that for nearly 6 months I needed a cane if I was going to walk for more than a kilometre, was unable to play in most sports (volleyball, badminton and horseback riding), started to gain weight. Just before I turned 14 I saw a specialist and he said that when I went through my growth spurt my bones grew but my cartilage, my ligaments, my tendons, etc, did not. My hamstring was affected the worst which was what was causing my knee pain and I had to wear knees braces if I exercised. No medication was given.

    Age 14 - I'd been having irregular periods ever since I started having them; They could be two weeks apart but were often more like 3 or 4 months apart. I was not sexually active and suffered from dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps) so my doctor put me on Yasmin to help me regulate my periods. Sadly it did nothing to alleviate the pain but at least I could know when they were going to happen.

    Age 15 (summer) - During this summer I was at a cabin at my friend's house and even though I was putting on sunscreen every 15 minutes and every time before and after I got out of the water, I still managed to get 3rd degree burns on 30% of my body from the sun. I spent the rest of the summer at home in a strapless bra and underwear, covered with aloe vera leaves + cream. Nasty scarring and ever since then I haven't been able to absorb iron efficiently and have become very photosensitive.

    Age 15 - In addition to the first inklings of arthritis from above mentioned reasons, I rapidly slid into depression (clinical and very severe), spent most of my time alone, cut myself, attempted suicide a few times, etc. I became a vegetarian (and taking MultiSure Woman as a multivitamin) which helped but it wasn't enough to keep me out of that hole. By the end of 15, a couple months before I turned 16 I escaped from it and was happy again. I was diagnosed after the first couple of months and put on Citalopram (Cylexa) and therapy.

    Age 16 and a half - Although much happier mentally, near December I began having severe joint pain but it wasn't just my knees, EVERYTHING hurt and nothing I seemed to do helped. Since I was in so much pain I couldn't sleep at night and kept falling asleep during the day, often during class, Grades began slipping and my doctor sent me to a specialist to look at my pain. In February I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, as well as Chronic Fatigue syndrome, and was put on Amitriptyline and Tramadol to manage the pain.

    A month later, after telling my doc the Tramadol was giving me tremors/momentary blackouts he took me off them and put me on Lyrica. Again, after a couple months it was giving me seizure-like symptoms so he took me off them and put me on Cyclobenzaprine. The Cyclobenzaprine was still giving me seizures so he took me off them and didn't prescribe me anything else.

    When I turned 17, I had slowly been cutting out dairy and egg products and had then all animal products. I've been a vegan now for a couple months but am still getting all my essential vitamins and minerals through either supplements (The multivitamin I've been taking for a couple years now as well as glucosamine+ chondroitin sulphate to help my joints) or creative food combinations. Regardless, and due partially from the burn, I've developed Anemia from lack of iron despite my best efforts to eat my RDA of it. No medication for that though.

    17 (summer) - My dad was diagnosed with Hyperthrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. Also I haven't had the ultrasound test done or anything, it may explain the crushing chest pains I seem to get from time to time.

    Now I'm 17 and ¼-ish and even though I'm not on any secondary pain killers and am living an active life style, eating properly and keeping with my meds, I've been getting seizures several times daily. They only last for a fraction of a second, but one time I had one that lasted 3 seconds an resulted in kissing the pavement and receiving some nasty cuts and bruises. My doctor can't think of anything and is sending me to a Neurologist on Nov. 5 to see if he can do anything.

    I've also been doing my research though: there's a certain neurochemical called Serotonin that seems to be the root of all my problems. Most people seems to develop the problems I've been having after an injury which damages their nervous system, but since I've been developing these over a long period of time I'm thinking that my nervous system didn't grow enough serotonin receptor

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, you just answered your own question. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    can medication delay menstrual cycle?
    my doctor put me on naproxen 500mg tablet tev (take one tablet twice a day) and cyclobenzaprine 10mg tablemyl(take 1 tablet every evening).

    i been cramping for two days and usually have my period close to the end of the month. mt cramp are odd. i usually have cramps a day before i start but its been two days. the cramps hurt and last as long than usual.

    i just wondering I'm not worried.

    i haven't had sex ( still a virgin) so could it be my medication.

    I got 10 days left on my second pills and 41 on the first pills
    on the 41 i meant thats how manys pils i got left not days

    • ANSWER:
      yep, a whole lot of things can stop your period though. stress, infection, dehydration, medication...obviously pregnancy...
      Just talk to your doctor about it to make sure but it is a possibility considering time frame

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