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Has there been any change in the doses of the other medications or do they look different?
The reason I ask is that these are usually side effects of an increased amount of atenolol. The other medication (hydrocodone/apap 5/500) could potentiate these effects and possibly cause them on its own, but like your doctor says, these effects would have long ago worn off.
Cyclobenzaprine could certainly play a role in this, but it would be eliminated from the body within about a day. Only if you are super-sensitive to medications would aleve make you sleepy- but only slightly sleepy even so. Other things such as change in diet (low blood sugar, dehydration, changes in amounts of salts in your body) could contribute to this. If your symptoms persist, you should be checked out to see if there is something else going on with you.
Medications like these are usually given if you are hurt such as in a car accident. The symptoms you are describing could be a result from that sort of trauma as well. It is important that your concerns are addressed to make sure you're not injured somewhere else.
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Sorry that I was not able to respond sooner. As luck would have, my computer decided to not allow me to retrieve my msgs or even go online.
The back pain was the result of several hours of weed whacking and mowing up a grade Saturday followed by 8 hrs of a security detail including walking down 52 flights of stairs and then another 30 minutes of weeding Sunday night.(I am 62). The pain set in Monday afternoon in the same area where I had injured my back in 2006 by slipping on ice and hitting my back up against a home gas meter.
My daily meds have not changed since 2006 when I first took Atenolol.
I did happen to check my sugar level about 2 wks ago and it was 101 and 104 within a few days.
Thank for your input.
I still do not have an answer......where do I go from here?
I can only work (2) days a week due to being a full-time care-taker for my father. I do not have insurance to be able to afford going from dr to dr. Should I be checking for an inner ear infection or might this be a symptom of an impending stroke? Might a chiropractor be considered in this case?
It sounds like this is beyond a pharmacist's realm of knowledge. I can tell you about the medications and all of their intricacies, but I couldn't tell you more than what I have already divulged as far as what to do. Maybe a medical expert will be able to help you more.