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Skelaxin, Ms Contin, Lortab for a 86-year old woman





Summary: 185 female patients aged 86 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 86 year old female patient who has Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Skelaxin has active ingredients of metaxalone. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Skelaxin 5,825 users)

Ms contin has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ms contin 8,253 users)

Lortab has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Lortab 17,008 users)

What are the conditions

Fibromyalgia syndrome (constant pain in their muscles and soft tissues) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Neurontin. (latest reports from Fibromyalgia Syndrome 24,073 patients)

On Nov, 22, 2014: 185 females aged 81 (±5) who take Skelaxin, Ms Contin, Lortab are studied

Skelaxin, Ms Contin, Lortab outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 81

Gender: female

Conditions: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Drugs taking:
- Skelaxin - 800MG (metaxalone): used for 5 - 10 years
- Ms Contin - 100MG (morphine sulfate): used for 5 - 10 years
- Lortab - 500MG;10MG (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate): used for 5 - 10 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Skelaxin is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Ms Contin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Lortab is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pelvic AbscessRespiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Abdominal Pain LowerDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)n/an/aNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Large Intestine Perforation (hole in large intestine)Unresponsive To StimuliVomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)VomitingPain
Aortic Aneurysm (enlargement of an aortic artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Memory ImpairmentDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)ConstipationAsthenia (weakness)
Ischaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Haemorrhage (bleeding)Abdominal Pain LowerDizzinessFall
Lacunar Infarction (type of stroke)VomitingDizzinessForgetfulnessAnxiety
Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)Hallucination, Visual (seeing things that aren't there)ConstipationConfusional State
Speech DisorderHallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Memory ImpairmentRespiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)CryingForgetfulnessRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Oesophagitis Haemorrhagic (bleeding with inflammation of oesophagus)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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- support group for people who have Fibromyalgia Syndrome
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  • Can long term use of vicodin cause hallucinations? (1 answer)
    My 87 yr Mom has taken copious amts of Vicodin for 25+ yrs for arthritis & surgery pain management. Recently, Mom said the "carpet bubbles up 3-4 ft & trips her". Are hallucinations like this a sign of serious drug abuse? Is Mom's life in danger of drug overdose?

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  • Prostatitis and prostate cancer acceleration due to anaesthetics
    Caught Chlamydia in 1978. Interestingly, the partnered girl's sister worked in an aviary; and I found out later that Chlamydia originates from handling birdshit and birds are the carriers. Chlamydia was undiagnosed at the time, so it was listed under 'Non-specific urethritis'. Chlamydia wasn't named until about 8 years later. I was given tetracycline and told to stay off alcohol and sex. Yeah, really?

    I was 24; highly sexed, and in night clubs and pubs most nights. I laid off the alcohol and after two weeks, I was good. The laying off sex, I understood, because of contamination of others (condoms were little used in 1978 in the singles arena); so I masturbated one night... and that caused me immense in my prostate, and pain and suffering for the rest of my life.

    The ejaculation was extremely painful, and chronic prostatitis started. I was on and off medication for two years. I got light-sensitivity, which means in sunlight, I came out in burning rashes. I became allergic to tetracycline.

    The message? Consultants are generally poor at communicating what not to do, and why not. Lay off sex he said. All he had to say was no sex, no masturbation; or you may suffer for the rest of your life. That would have done it.

    No-one has been able to help me with this chronic prostatitis. In the early years it would come and go, but as the years have gone on, it has become more frequent, and now it is constant.

    Four years ago I went in for major foot surgery, and flat-lined. I was in intensive care for 2 days, on a morphine drip for the pain.
    When I awoke, I knew immediately I was suffering with my prostate. It was aching badly and I was urinating frequently. The nurses were amazed with how many 'bottles' I filled in such a short time.
    For the next few months, I was in agony. I have tried every possible drug going, as well as prostate massage and the indignancy of a urethragram whilst female students were watching.

    In November 2011 I went to see another consultant, who suggested a biopsy. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After much research, I now know that my diet and lifestyle, coupled with inflammation of the prostate with prostatitis, has caused prostate cancer. Yes, there is a direct relationship between prostatitis and prostate cancer.

    I am now beating it, without drugs and without surgery. I have changed my diet to a vegan diet, no sugar, very little alcohol, and a lot of supplementation.

    In December 2013, I went in for more foot surgery. I was unaware about the morphine at this time, so didn't consider it being a problem. I talk to the anaesthetist, who wanted me to have an epidural (injection in the spine to numb my lower body). At no point did he talk to me about my prostate history.
    In recovery, I sensed a problem as soon as the anaesthetic began to wear off. It was like my prostate and testicles wanted to explode. I knew I was going to have problems. My intuition reminded me of three years ago with the morphine, so I asked the surgeon if he knew of these complications with morphine, but he didn't.

    I spoke to the head of the post-operative ward and asked her if she had any experience of post-operative patients who suffered with prostatitis after surgery, and she confirmed she had. So here was a nurse who knew of the problems, but the surgeon and anaesthetist didn't. This is typical in the health service... the lack of sharing.

    Not only did I suffer with the chronic prostatitis (and still am 11 month later) I was incontinent. It took 6 months of 4-times daily legal exercises to get back control of my bladder.
    For me, morphine has a dire effect on my prostate.

    Bear in mind that your prostate is designed to eliminate toxins, so it is flooded with morphine. I will do my best to ensure I check for morphine in any drugs or anaesthetics in future.

    My first PSA level was 18, 3 ears ago. I brought it down to 13.5, then 10.4, 10.3, 10.9, 11.3, 14.3 and after the last surgery it spiked at 17.5. As a result, I have gone back to a stricter, greener raw diet to bring it down again.

    Oh, and anther tip; you need to get your vitamin D3 blood count above 200n/mols (UK measure) to have any chance of not getting prostate cancer. Mine was 32 when I was diagnosed. Today it is over 200, from supplementation of 10000 ius a day. Minimum in the UK, recommended by scientists, is 75n/mols, and it's too low. OK if you have a great immune system, but not if you want to fight prostate cancer and prostatitis.

    Black African males in the Northern US states and in Europe have twice as much risk, due to lack of sunlight. Sunlight on skin promotes vitamin D3, which is essential for the immune system and production of calcium.

    Black African males need more sunlight to produce the same amount of vitamin D3 as a caucasian male. Also, any male who is bald and fat has a higher risk, so a Black African, obese bald male, has an extremely high risk of prostate cancer, unless they get their immune system in order.

    The main way to fight all this, is on a clean, raw vegetable diet, pure water, no alcohol, sugar, processed or refined food, no meat, no dairy, no vegetable oil, no exceptions, and some breath-taking regular exercise. Just like we did 100 years ago. Go figure! Look at chronic disease studies of 100 years ago. 85% of all disease was from infection. Today 85% is from chronic disease.

    Your prostate eliminates toxins, and today, we are overloading it. Remove the toxins (and the stress and anxiety) and things will improve. It's a hard road; but with it is you want to be healthier and live longer.

    Good luck.
    Glenn.
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