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How Many Muscle Relaxers Should I Take
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
Response: A good thought but unlikely to work well. ...Read more
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a direct muscle relaxing medication, and often makes people drowsy. Taking at night before bed is a good idea.
Tramadol is not a muscle relaxer; it acts in the brain as a non-narcotic pain blocker. It also can make some people drowsy. If you have responsibilities at night, such as caring for small children, the elderly, or need to awake suddenly for your job, try it on the weekend. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Multiple muscle relaxers can cause unwanted side effects such as severe sedation and fatigue. I recommend you call your doctor for clarification on which medicines to take and how often. ...Read more
Depends on therapy: Medications can interact with other meds. Uncertain what therapy you are on and whether they are safe to take with to your medications. If the muscle relaxer can decrease your chest muscle strength is. This would be up to your pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: There is no need for it.Get a more detailed answer ›
It'll be better if:
You would take the meds to your pcp and let him see them and read about them. It might have something that you might be sensitive to, or have had side effects from etc. So show it to someone who knows you or has access to your file.
Good luck. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I see no problems but you need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Today I threw out my lower back real bad I can not straighten up. Can I take a muscle relaxer while on prozac (fluoxetine). Been on muscle relaxers before for neck?
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
Hi nice to meet you doctor. I was wondering. If I could have your help. I recently seen a doctor for my lower back who gave me medrol and some type of muscle relaxers and told me to also take ibprofine and its not helping. What happen to me was when i w
Your text got cut,: But if this first round of treatment didn't work, would be worth calling your doctor back and let them know this! Physical therapy may be a reasonable next step if they didn't' think there were any "alarm symptoms" and if that's still not effective then you may need some imaging or other testing. ...Read more
How long does it take to get physically add. To pain meds & would it help to switch from opiates to muscle relaxers to relieve chronic lower back pain?
Physical Dependence: Is not addiction and is a normal consequence of chronic opiate use. Addiction is marked by compulsive and uncontrolled use with preoccupation and adverse consequences. A withdrawal syndrome with discontinuation does not imply addiction. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Non-opiates like muscle relaxants and snri's can help reduce your reliance on opiates to a limited extent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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