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Medication/Energy Hack

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Hello All!

I'm currently on some muscle relaxors for some back issues and they make me very, very, very drowsy. Coffee isn't getting the job done; any ideas for getting my energy levels up while I'm medicated?

Thanks

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 26, 2011
at 07:30 PM

Oh, and it is cyclobenzaprine, and they are working, I suppose. I'm also on a big, fat NSAID :-(

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on July 26, 2011
at 04:39 PM

As far as I know it will. Try blending it into your favorite smoothie recipe.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on July 26, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Have you tried the Gokhale method yet?

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 26, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Oops, I meant, or* not of :-)

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 26, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Yep....sigh...there isn't a definitive diagnosis, yet. My x-rays look really good, but muscles in my lower back near my spine are in consistent pain due to spasms. I had soft tissue manipulation and chiropractic work for a month with no relief. My orthopedic specialist wants to exhaust all other options before an MRI, but he suspects it may be a slipped disc of degenerative disc disease (which runs in the family). So I am taking meds and going to PT.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 26, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Will that work if I'm not in ketosis?

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 26, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I'm waaaaay past the lay down and heal phase :-) I've been to the chiropractor and had soft tissue treatment. It's been over a month and the pain hasn't subsided. Medication and PT are my last resort before an MRI and possible surgery. I shouldn't be on them more than a few weeks.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on July 26, 2011
at 03:21 PM

Ben, have you tried coconut milk or coconut oil?

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16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on July 26, 2011
at 04:36 PM

MCT oil should do the trick! Or go the other route and eat a LOT of butter.

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B76f22ed4373946b3c8990b667562683

on July 26, 2011
at 04:04 PM

25 and talks of going in for back surgery? What is the diagnosis, if you don't mind my asking? Do the muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine?) do anything for you?

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on July 26, 2011
at 07:30 PM

Oh, and it is cyclobenzaprine, and they are working, I suppose. I'm also on a big, fat NSAID :-(

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on July 26, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Yep....sigh...there isn't a definitive diagnosis, yet. My x-rays look really good, but muscles in my lower back near my spine are in consistent pain due to spasms. I had soft tissue manipulation and chiropractic work for a month with no relief. My orthopedic specialist wants to exhaust all other options before an MRI, but he suspects it may be a slipped disc of degenerative disc disease (which runs in the family). So I am taking meds and going to PT.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on July 26, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Oops, I meant, or* not of :-)

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D54290f91bd8c2ff9fdf2f519933bf3e

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on July 26, 2011
at 03:19 PM

are you going to be on them for a long time?

if your back is so bad that you need them maybe just lay down for a few days and let your body heal??

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on July 26, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I'm waaaaay past the lay down and heal phase :-) I've been to the chiropractor and had soft tissue treatment. It's been over a month and the pain hasn't subsided. Medication and PT are my last resort before an MRI and possible surgery. I shouldn't be on them more than a few weeks.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 26, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Have you tried the Gokhale method yet?

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