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methocarbamol #349208
10/27/18 08:05 PM
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Has anyone use it? Pros? Cons? Also called Robaxin.

Starting to run out of options for Gracie.


Jen, proudly owned by Gracie, my heart & soul, my best friend

Gracie DOB 1/19/06 into our hearts 3/19/06

Accomplishments: CGC, TD, TT, PT [IMG]http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/graciemetzger/Pre-trial%20leg%202/sheep.gif[/IMG]
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349219
10/28/18 09:45 PM
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Oh no! I haven't heard of the medication, but sure do wish you the best with Gracie! I know how much you love her and really hope you can figure out what to do for her. Hugss!


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Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349221
10/28/18 11:58 PM
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Sending good thoughts for Gracie. Sorry but I haven't heard of that medication.


Val da Tiger

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Neilla the Big White puppy.

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RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349222
10/29/18 08:36 PM
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Albuquerque, NM
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Hoping the best for your special girl.


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Re: methocarbamol [Re: Kayos] #349223
10/30/18 01:13 AM
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No experience with this med either but hugs to Gracie and you. hug


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Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349237
10/31/18 11:14 PM
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Thanks everyone.


Jen, proudly owned by Gracie, my heart & soul, my best friend

Gracie DOB 1/19/06 into our hearts 3/19/06

Accomplishments: CGC, TD, TT, PT [IMG]http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/graciemetzger/Pre-trial%20leg%202/sheep.gif[/IMG]
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349256
11/03/18 01:29 AM
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Used it as one of 4 meds Risa took after slipping a disc in her back. It was the first one she was weaned off of. Not sure it did much to help. Other medications were certainly more effective in pain management.

In my own experience, muscle relaxers not all that helpful in pain management. I was prescribed some when I had back pain and it didn't help one iota.

*HUGS* to you and Gracie.


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Re: methocarbamol [Re: DancingCavy] #349258
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It did not work. Made her more unsteady, actually unable to use hind legs.


Jen, proudly owned by Gracie, my heart & soul, my best friend

Gracie DOB 1/19/06 into our hearts 3/19/06

Accomplishments: CGC, TD, TT, PT [IMG]http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/graciemetzger/Pre-trial%20leg%202/sheep.gif[/IMG]
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349262
11/06/18 02:04 AM
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I'm so sorry, poor Gracie. frown


Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
Carleton DOB unknown
Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349265
11/06/18 10:41 PM
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Hang in there Gracie...


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: methocarbamol [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #349268
11/08/18 03:07 AM
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I'm not sure what you're treating for - is it her back? I know it's a muscle relaxer, but not familiar with it. Have you tried Galliprant? We switched from Carprofen to Galliprant with Sammy and I did notice a big difference. Something else that people swear by is Turmeric Paste. You can google the recipe. This particular mixture was developed by an Australian veterinarian. I can't say that I saw much difference with Sammy, but it's worth a try. How about Adequan injections? They were miraculous for one of my dogs and didn't help with the other. When it works, it works great though.


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Re: methocarbamol [Re: Kris] #349303
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Great suggestions Kris! I also used Galliprant and Adequin injections will success. Please let us know how Gracie is doing when you have a chance.

Also let us know what your treating, I might have some suggestions based on my experience with Eli.

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Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349604
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Hi sorry I haven't been around to answer your questions. Thank you all.

Gracie started the methocarbamol to try to relax her back, she is very tight. After 3 doses she collapsed and couldn't walk. This was on a Sunday afternoon. I called and made "the" appointment, invited friends over to visit with her. My house was a revolving door Sunday night and Monday morning. Our K9 officer friend was here for over 2 hours. He screamed, "her tail moved!!!!!" OMG I started to cry. The vet arrived the next hour and said, "Not today!!!!!!".

Gracie is very wobbly, her tail drags, her hind legs work somewhat and then they drag. She's happy, she's eating, she plays with her squeaky toys laying down. We know every day is a blessing.

She does not go to the bathroom in the house.

We tried Galliprant. We still do adequan injections weekly.

What are we treating? We thought spondylosis, DJD, lumbosacral instability. I firmly believe now we're dealing with DM. frown


Jen, proudly owned by Gracie, my heart & soul, my best friend

Gracie DOB 1/19/06 into our hearts 3/19/06

Accomplishments: CGC, TD, TT, PT [IMG]http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/graciemetzger/Pre-trial%20leg%202/sheep.gif[/IMG]
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349609
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Thanks for the update. I'm so glad Gracie is still with us. Eli has DM, its been hard but so worth it. And your right, everyday is a gift to be treasured.


Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: methocarbamol [Re: GraciesMommy] #349611
12/16/18 02:34 AM
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Crap, DM sucks. I hope it's not that. frown


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