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I went to the ER for a horrible headache. MRI and CT scan came back clear and they diagnosed me with migraines. the doctor that saw me in the ER then prescribed me with Norco (Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen 5/325) 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed for pain.
I went to the pharmacist and i let her know that the ER doctor gave me this medication and the reason was for my migraines. She seemed confused and let me know that this is a muscle relaxer mixed with tylenol. The tylenol might help me a little with my headache but to not expect too much from it. she also suggested to talk to my PCP before taking it because it wouldnt really help my migraines.
I took one at 5:00 pm and felt a little better, but not so much. 4 hours passed and I took another one and OH MY GOD THE MEDICATION HIT ME. i've never taken a muscle relaxer before. I have taken promethazine codeine and i do remember experiencing slow breathing because i was so relaxed.
but once this medication hit me, i knew it did because i was so dizzy and lightheaded (which are common side effects). I also read online that it can slow your breathing but I need to know if this is true because now i'm totally freaking out!! am i dying? did i over dose? am i going to seize or pass out because i feel this way? the more i focus on my breathing the more i freak out about it and the more i worry that this is not normal!
has anyone ever taken a muscle relaxer or even this medication and experienced slow breathing and heart rate? last time i checked my heart rate it was 63 bpm. is this normal with this muscle relaxer?!
im trying to see who to contact about these side effects but i dont use the pharmacy from the hospital. so they're closed at the moment and they didnt provide me with a phone number. and the hospital only tells me to call 911!
has anyone had the same symptoms as me while takign a muscle relaxer and is it normal? (slow breathing, slow heart rate). or is my anxiety getting he best of me?
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