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Dr. Alvin Wells Dr. Wells
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
38 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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I've been on bed rest for 3 weeks now been to every doctor imagineabke. Have taken prednazone for 1 week, on muscle relaxants & Advil but still have?

I've been on bed rest for 3 weeks now been to every doctor imagineabke. Have taken prednazone for 1 week, on muscle relaxants & Advil but still have?

Pain: More detail is needed such as your age, your symptoms, etc. Nevertheless, it may be helpful to talk to a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult.

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


Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Dr. Lauren Elson Dr. Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
12 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Can I takle Advil (ibuprofen) and muscle relaxant together?

Can I takle Advil (ibuprofen) and muscle relaxant together?

Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) and muscle relaxers have different mechanisms of action and may be taken together. Ask your doctor for the recommended dose of each, for you. Also, always take advil (ibuprofen) with food.

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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How long can an inflamed rib last? I went to the doctor five days ago. She gave me ibuprofen and muscle relaxants. It seems to get better, then recurs.

How long can an inflamed rib last? I went to the doctor five days ago. She gave me ibuprofen and muscle relaxants. It seems to get better, then recurs.

Rib pain: Your pain may be due to intercostal neuralgia, which is an inflammtion of the nerve running under the nerve. If pain persists despite Ibuprofen you might need anerve block.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Any reason why I am so scared to take my muscle relaxant?

Any reason why I am so scared to take my muscle relaxant?

None I kno of: If U don't need it just don't take it. Problem solved. They R 4 relief of muscle spasms or tightness. Heat, rest is a simple option

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Christiaan Maurer Dr. Maurer
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Fernando Juliao Dr. Juliao
Dentistry
26 years in practice
University of Maryland at Baltimore√ā¬†School of Dentistry
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Are there any prescribed non sedating muscle relaxants I can take for tmj? I do also take wellbutrin (bupropion) and topomax.

Are there any prescribed non sedating muscle relaxants I can take for tmj? I do also take wellbutrin (bupropion) and topomax.

Get treatment: Medicines only provide 'superficial' treatment for tmj. You need treatment from a trained dentist who can diagnose and treat this problem...Most likely with a special night guard.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

24-72 hours: Almost all commonly prescribed muscle relaxants act centrally and take effect after 24-72 hours.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Review indications: For use, potential side effects, mechanism of action and target symptoms either on the internet or with your pharmacist to make an informed decision. Take care.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Is it safe to take norgesic as a muscle relaxant?

Is it safe to take norgesic as a muscle relaxant?

Not available: 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.

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Dr. Prem Gupta Dr. Gupta
Neurology
44 years in practice
Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College
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Does it right to take skeletal muscle relaxant for both muscle cardiac and skeletal?

Does it right to take skeletal muscle relaxant for both muscle cardiac and skeletal?

Only non cardiac: Skeletal muscle relaxants do not work on cardiac muscle which is autonomic controlled. These are used for muscle pain due to muscle stiffness.

Dr. Keith Hudson Dr. Hudson
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I clench my jaw often and am starting to have jaw pain. Are there any over-the-counter muscle relaxants I can take to stop clenching?

I clench my jaw often and am starting to have jaw pain. Are there any over-the-counter muscle relaxants I can take to stop clenching?

Dentist: Dental examination to check muscles of mastication and actual wear patterns on the teeth and radiographic views of the tempromandibular joint.

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Patrick Connerly Dr. Connerly
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I worked out at the gym yesterday for the first time, and now I can't straighten out my arms. Should I take an oral muscle relaxant, or just rest?

Rest: It is a common effect when you do something your muscles are not used to. Moist heat and stretching exercises plus drinking lots more fluids are of utmost importance

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Dr. Michael Granberry Dr. Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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When should I take pain relievers and when should I take a muscle relaxant for back pains?

When should I take pain relievers and when should I take a muscle relaxant for back pains?

Non Steroidals: Taking non steroidal medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen as indicated on the package, or by the prescription is a basis for pain control. Add a muscle relaxer when the muscles cramp, or are tight. Stretching exercises work the fastest to get yourself out of back pain.

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Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Is it dangerous to take muscle relaxants and hydrocodone together?

Is it dangerous to take muscle relaxants and hydrocodone together?

Depends: Generally, I would say no. Depends upon your health history, which muscle relaxant, how much hydrocodone you take, etc....

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich Dr. Germanovich
Pain Management
9 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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


Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more