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Doctor insights on: Do Muscle Relaxers Help With Pain

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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


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Can you die from muscle relaxers?

Can you die from muscle relaxers?

Not likely: If you take the medication as directed by your physician then you likely be ok. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers be addicting?

Can muscle relaxers be addicting?

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

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Which muscle relaxers gets you high?

Which muscle relaxers gets you high?

hmmm...: Depends on what you mean by "muscle relaxers" (there are many different kinds) and what you mean by "high".

All meds have the potential to be disagreeable to an individual.

I suggest asking your pharmacist.

In the meanwhile, here's a bunch of info. Your q is good, but the answer is complicated!

http://now.Aapmr.Org/pmrjournals/201110_940_emergingconceptsinthetreatmentofmyofascial.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can you get high off muscle relaxers?

Can you get high off muscle relaxers?

Muscle relaxers: Most muscle relaxers produce a sedative type of fact. I suppose you could interpret this as getting high. ...Read more

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How does muscle relaxers get you high?

Muscle relaxer, high: It should not be high, it might be semi-sedated feeling induced by muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC muscle relaxers?

See below: There really aren't any over the counter muscle relaxers. A good way to naturally relax your muscles would be the application of moist heat, a warm bath, or massage therapy. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers interfere with memory?

Can muscle relaxers interfere with memory?

Perhaps: Most muscle relaxers have anti-cholinergic side effects, and this can result to memory issues in the elderly, people with alzheimer's disease, and even in a few sensitive otherwise normal folks. Talk to your doctor about what is occurring. ...Read more

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Can ther be big modd swings from muscle relaxers?

Can ther be big modd swings from muscle relaxers?

Yes: Muscle relaxers depress or calm the nervous system. Some can be habit forming, too. Take only as directed under your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Which organs get damaged by taking muscle relaxers?

Which organs get damaged by taking muscle relaxers?

None: Most muscle relaxants are safe. Generally they cause sedation, and occasionally liver damage. Liver functions should be tested if you are taking them for long. ...Read more

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How many 500mg muscle relaxers can I take at one time if only one does not help the pain!

How many 500mg muscle relaxers can I take at one time if only one does not help the pain!

Need more info: Need more information about the medication prescribed, not only the dosage. In general, muscle relaxants relieve muscle spasm, but are not analgesics. Best to talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper left back dr said pulled taking muscle relaxers off work how long before it heals still hurts?

I have pain in my upper left back dr said pulled  taking muscle relaxers off work how long before it heals still hurts?

Varies: It varies somewhat. But if it simply is a "pulled muscle" it sould be a lot better in3-5 days. If it is not better by that time, it just suggests there may be more going on. Some patients may think they just pulled a muscle, don't get better, and then will find they have done something more serious such as sustained a disc herniation. ...Read more

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What are rebound effects from muscle relaxers? Some say its just pre-existing symptoms returning and others say its an increase in those symptoms?

Likely latter: Laura, I do not know a rebound effect of muscle relaxant exists but I do know that when patients take narcotics for pain for some time that they develop an addiction. When they stop taking the narcotics the previous symptom returns along with all the withdrawl which makes everything worse. Although a muscle relaxant is not a narcotic and should not be addictive, you can feel similar things. ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers help tmj?

Usually: Muscle relaxers will help the muscular pain usually associated with TMJ. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get addicted to muscle relaxers?

No: Your muscle problems may have a " beginning". With good musculoskeletal doctors you need to find an "end" that does not rely on medications. If you think you have an addiction risk, speak to your physician. Alcohol, tobacco, and addictive eating habits may be clues to your misuse of muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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What are some natural alternative muscle relaxers?

Herbal muscle meds: Muscle spasms and cramps should be medically evaluated to determine if they represent major medical problems. If they have been found to be benign, then same has been found to work, as well as ice massage, hot showers with stretching of the involved area, massage, myofascial release, and relaxation. ...Read more

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Could I fail a drug test by taking muscle relaxers?

Depends on what kind: There are many different chemical classes of drugs which relax muscles. Benzodiazepines show up on drug tests, and if you are prescribed these, that should not cause a problem unless you are in a safety-sensitive job. Soma (carisoprodol) is metabolized to meprobamate, a barbiturate-like drug which some testing kits might look for. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) Flexeril and others generally don't cause + tests. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prescribed muscle relaxers?

What are the side effects of prescribed muscle relaxers?

Muscle relaxer meds: This is in response to your question about common side effects. Medicines known as muscle relaxers often cause symptoms of sleepiness or drowsiness, and sometimes weakness or nausea. ...Read more

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Could restless body syndrome be from using muscle relaxers?

Could restless body syndrome be from using muscle relaxers?

Unlikely: You need to see a neurologist about this. There are conditions that can cause the whole body to be restless and these are best evaluated by a neurologist specializing in movement disorders.It can be caused by medications, but i don't believe that the muscle relaxers are among them. I could be wrong, however, the main thing is that you get it treated for your own sanity. It sounds dreadful.Good luc. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers help migraines and if so how. Many thanx?

Can muscle relaxers help migraines and if so how. Many thanx?

Yes they can: I often use muscle relaxers to treat migraine in the emergency room. They do work well. I am not sure however what the mechanism would be but anything that encourages relaxation will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Best muscle relaxers for muscle pain?

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

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What muscle relaxers delay your period?

What muscle relaxers delay your period?

Unlikely side effect: Most muscle relaxers, when taken as prescribed, should not affect your period. Follow up with the doctor that prescribed your medications to evaluate for a reaction. ...Read more

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Would muscle relaxers affect menstruation?

Would muscle relaxers affect menstruation?

Should not!: But some that are centrally acting like tizatidine and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can cause menstrual disturbances! ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers thin your blood?

Generally not: "muscle relaxants" actually don't act directly on muscle. They are basically sedatives that act on your brain, and come in many different unrelated medicinal forms. So if you are suspicious of one specific medication, i'd suggest first asking your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers work for a curved spine?

Helpful: Deserves a try if muscle spasms interfere with work or sleep. I like non-sedating skelaxin (metaxalone) 800 mg or orphedrine la100 mg for aa woman your age. ...Read more

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Can they make muscle relaxers in liquid form for tmj?

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

Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more