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Do Muscle Relaxers Help With Anxiety
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
I have pvcs often and I was put on Paxil (paroxetine) 40 mg for them and the anxiety I get with them. I'm prehypertension. Are muscle relaxers safe to take with?
Paxil (paroxetine) effects:
Paxil (paroxetine) in not a medication for PVC
It can cause Anxiety and Palpitations.
Let Wise Woman within you ask:
•Anxiety due to PVC
•Anxiety due to Paxil (paroxetine)
•Anxiety due to Stresses in life
•Prehypertension due to stress
•Lack of response to High Dose of Paxil (paroxetine) 40mg/day
•Need for muscle relaxers if tension is due to stress
•Need to see Psychiatrist to decrease dose of Paxil (paroxetine) and
• Breathing Relaxation ...Read more
I take Xanax for anxiety, I have pinched nerve in neck, what muscle relaxers are safe to take w/xanax and buspar (buspirone)?
Try a Neck Pro: Neck pro is an ingenious cerivical traction device developed by an er doc for his neck pain (usually the result of cervical disk disease or osteoarthritis). You can purchase this on amazon. Com for ~$60. Have used it myself and on multiple patients with excellent results. Don't use if you have osteoporosis or neurological symptoms. Works best on chronic pain. Sometimes on acute symptoms. ...Read more
The doc said to take clonzaepam for anxiety, citalpram for panic attacks and anxiety. I have been taking muscle relaxers to ease tension in my upper back. Thought?
Be Wise With Meds: Clonazepam and citalopram are reasonable medicines for anxiety and panic. There can be possible issues with dependence if Clonazepam is used over the long term so you would need to be careful about that. Also, the medicine you are currently taking for your back in combination with Clonazepam could result in increased sedation. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
I havnt been sleep that good lately and have been trouble sleeping at night, that why they put me on muscle relaxers. I got put on citlapram for panic attacks and clonazepram for anxiety and trazadone as needed for sleep.?
What is U question: Insomnia can have many causes, sleep hygiene is important for treating insomnia. It is ok to take sleeping medications if needed, but remember to take them on as needed basis. If u take them daily u body can get used to it. Remember trazadone can cause orthostatic hypotension, so if u wake up at night before standing up sit down a littlebit. ...Read more
My anxiety seems to feel better with a muscle relaxant then ativan (lorazepam). Why is that and are muscle relaxants not addictive like benzos are?
Some are: Muscle relaxants come from several different chemical classes. Some, like methocarbamol (Robaxin) and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) do not cause tolerance and withdrawal, while others (benzodiazepines and carisoprodol or Soma) are kinds of chemicals that cause receptors to re-regulate, resulting in tolerance and withdrawal. Most muscle relaxants are sedating and will help anxiety. ...Read more
In addition to opiates for chronic pain would klonopin (clonazepam) or Valium be better for anxiety & muscle relaxant? Or take something different 4 both ailments?
Consult Pain Doctor: This decision should be made with the expert help of a pain physician. Using multiple medications may be an option, but should be taken with the guidance of a professional. ...Read more
Can opiates cause anxiety? Am on Percocet, Dilaudid & muscle relaxant for severe leg pain. Outlook for healing is good yet I am very anxious. Thanks.
Thank you for informing about Kidney and Ureter stones, Anemia and Insomnia.
Dilaudid can cause Anxiety,
Both Percocet and Dilaudid are narcotic pain medications and can be habit forming.
Anxiety can be due to your Kidney and Ureter stones, stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, loneliness and finances.
See Urologist for Diagnosis.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Pain Management, Relaxation ...Read more
Perhaps habituating: Most muscle relaxant medications have little addiction or habituation risk. However, Soma (carisoprodol) or carisoprodal does metabolize to "miltown", an older sedative that was prone to abuse and definitely habit forming. And people do vary sharply in their responses to these types of medicines. If you feel there is a problem stopping or altering a dose, discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more
None that wok: None that work well.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle relaxers: Muscle relaxers can come in liquid form but they may not be the best answer to your TMJ problems. First question is have you been diagnosed with tmd or with myofascial pain disorder or bruxism, yadayadayada. It would be better to treat the problem rather than the symptom. A good dental visit should be able to direct you accordingly. I hope it feels better soon. ...Read more
They can: These medications have several side effects. If taking these medications are new to you and you did not have these symptoms prior to starting them, then it is likely that they are side effects. The question is which medication is causing them. The only way to know is to consider stopping one of them at a time to see if the side effects improve. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Maybe a little: Muscle injuries generally respond well to ice, rest, stretching, and time. Medications like nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc...) can help decrease inflammation in and around the muscle. Muscle relaxers can sometimes be helpful, but have the undesirable side effects of drowsiness and sometimes disorientation. Consult with your physician to decide what combination of treatments is best for you. ...Read more
Muscle relaxers: Muscle relaxers may be taken every day, but they can be addictive if used too often, so take them only as prescribed and needed. ...Read more
I have knots all over neck and shoulder areas that VERY painful. Massage, pt, muscle relaxers don't help. Thoughts on dry needling?
I have a large knot in the lower left side of my back it is causing excruciating pain. Muscle relaxers and pain pills aren't working what is this?
Ask your PCP: Various drugs have been developed to affect the muscle contraction. Commonly used centrally acting muscle relaxants includes Lioresal, Soma, Flexeril, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Robaxin. Infrequently used muscle relaxants include Norflex) and Zanaflex. Many side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, headache and lethargy. Ask your PCP to adjust the medication for your needs. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more