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Is it possible to get addicted to muscle relaxers?

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

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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I know some one addicted to lortabs and they recently were prescribed muscle relaxers for pain in shoulder. is this combination fatal?

I know some one addicted to lortabs and they recently were prescribed  muscle relaxers for pain in shoulder. is this combination fatal?

Potentially yes.: Excessive Lortab use (or any other prescription opioid medication such as Percocet, Vicodin) plus excessive use of prescription muscle relaxers or alcohol or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be fatal. Please try to get your friend help by referring him/her to mental health specialist, addiction specialist, Rehab, drug detox or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Recovering drug addict used opiates mainly doc uses muscle relaxers for my pain maintaince not helping don't want to go back to oppiates options?

Recovering drug addict used opiates mainly doc uses muscle relaxers for my pain maintaince not helping  don't want to go back to oppiates options?

Gabapentin: Try Gabapentin (Neurontin). Gabapentin has been used successfully to speed withdrawal from multidrugs including opiates. Need to adjust the dose to your need and tolerance. I recommend 600-800 mg at bedtime (or whatever it takes to induce sleep--up to 2400 mg in some people) and lower doses several times during the day (whatever dose you can tolerate that doesn't cause drowsiness). ...Read more

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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