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I have fibromyalgia. MY pain specialist just prescribed baclofen for a muscle relaxant but I forgot to ask about weight gain as I am already considere?

I have fibromyalgia. MY pain specialist just prescribed baclofen for a muscle relaxant but I forgot to ask about weight gain as I am already considere?

Baclofen: Hi: the more common side effects of baclofen include drowsiness, feeling of weakness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, nausea, increased urination, or constipation. Weight gain can occur, but it is not the most common. If you stay with Baclofen, do gentle exercises (aquatherapy in warm for example), that will give resistance and at the same time support your body weight. All the best! ...Read more

Relaxant (Definition)

A relaxant generally refers to a pharmaceutical that either relieves muscles tension or spasm (e.g. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) soma), relieves anxiety and helps one relax (such as xanax). One can become dependent on anti-anxiety medications when used for prolonged periods of time, high dosages used. These drugs must be managed by a medical professional, and if taking for months, should ...Read more


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How do muscle relaxants work?

How do muscle relaxants work?

Two kinds: those used in surgery for paralysis and those used for pain indications on a PRN (as needed) basis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_relaxant ...Read more

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How do polarising and depolarising muscle relaxants differ?

How do polarising and depolarising muscle relaxants differ?

Ask your : Anesthesiologist about it, as they are the ones who use these drugs routinely. You'll be meeting him/her before the surgery. Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more

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My gf is suffering effects from muscle relaxants. Should she stop them?

My gf is suffering effects from muscle relaxants. Should she stop them?

Let me understand: What side effects she have? If there are serious ones of course should ask her Doctor to give her something different. ...Read more

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I'm scared to take my muscle relaxant?

I'm scared to take my muscle relaxant?

What is your fear?: Why are you scared? What do you think will happen? ...Read more

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Why do muscle relaxants give me strange dreams?

Why do muscle relaxants give me strange dreams?

Side effect: Not an uncommon complaint especially if mixed with nit depressant medication. ...Read more

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Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Norgesic was: a combination of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. ...Read more

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Okay to take norgesic (muscle relaxant)?

Okay to take norgesic (muscle relaxant)?

Norgesic: There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your medication and health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ventolin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Can ventolin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Probably not.: It works on special muscles (smooth muscles, in the lungs) and not the skeletal muscles of the rest of the body. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Baclofen (Definition)

Baclofen is used to reduce discomfort related to "muscle spasms" from a variety of causes. It is commonly used to treat spasticity - which is a constant "muscle spasm" commonly associated with prior brain ...Read more