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Muscle Build Medication
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
Can you still gain muscle effectively if you have to take medication? Could it interfere with your goals?
Are there any cholesterol medications that do not cause muscle pains? I tried one once and it caused the "rare but serious muscle pains." are there any that do not have that risk?
No simple answer: There are quite a few diseases that fall into the muscle wasting or atrophy category. They have different causes and as such, different treatments. Some can be successfully treated with exercise and medication, some cannot. The best advice is to seek out a specialist and find out what your treatment options are. Good luck. ...Read more
Not a 2-fer: Medications to help you sleep tend to slow the body down, and would potentially delay muscle growth and repair. Supplementing pre-/post-workout (like with whey protein shake), might help with the muscle issues. If your workout ends about 60-90 minutes before planned bed time, it may help you get to sleep--just don't work out too close to bedtime. ...Read more
Muscle relaxants: Basically, almost all of the muscle relaxants are of comparable effectiveness (cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, carisoprodol). Some have more abuse potential (carisoprodol [soma]) and valium. The most potent (but too strong for most minor spasms) is baclofen, which is used for patients with spasm due to severe brain or nerve damage (cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis). ...Read more
Vicks and relax: One thing that you can try is to rub vicks on the back of your neck or on your forehead (if that's where your head hurts). Try that, then lay down for a little while and take some deep breaths and relax. You'd be surprised at how a headache can sometimes improve just by relaxing your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: There are many options for your son and his muscle tone. A pediatric neurologist can help you with this. ...Read more
I seem to have pulled a muscle below my left shoulder on the back. It hurts a lot. What should I do? What pain medication to take?
NSAIDs: Try taking alive or local application of mineral ice for two to 3 times a day for 3 days then taper off and stop . Remember not to take medicines in empty stomach. ...Read more
I'm 18 year old with height 5.11" and weight 70 kg.Currently I'm not taking any medication. I want to increase my weight and muscles.
My grandpa pulled a muscle in his back & went to the va hospital yestray. Hes home now & thr medication they gave him doesn't help the pain & his sides are now hurting. What else can we do?
Call or go back VA: If the medication is not working, i'm sure the prescribing doctor wants to know. Call the doctor or go back to the va to get re-evaluated for possibly another treatment regimen. Depending on what was given, sometimes it takes more than 1 day to feel better but if you are concerned, definitely go back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: There are many resources that physicians & pharmacists rely upon regarding drug information. I like www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com. While there are drug-drug interactions w/isotretinoin, there doesn't appear to be any nutritional issues (http://www.Drugs.Com/accutane.Html). You should always feel comfortable asking questions of your dispensing pharmacist & prescribing physician. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe a side effect: A known side effect is muscle twitching. Another is stomach cramps. Yours may not be common, but it can still be a side effect. Ask the prescribing doctor and/or your pharmacist for their opinion and suggestions. Your other rx drugs might be interacting in ways that produce unexpected effects. I hope you find relief. ...Read more
Possibly: All corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, affecting cyclooxygenase pathway, interfere with inflammatory cascade, reduce the release of inflammatory mediators, cytokines, TNFs involved in the inflammatory response. Muscle tone and spasm are mediated through intrafusal and extrafusal fibers with gamma motor neurons. Corticosteroid may reduce muscle spasm caused by inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing: You may need to re-word your question. ...Read more
What are some ways to relieve anxiety & related muscle tension/stiffness that don't involve the use of medication? If using med, what is best option?
Anxiety Relief: I understand your concern. Walk in forest, State parks, and National Parks Do: ? Breathing and Music Relaxation ? Visual Imagery ? Yoga, ? Meditation ? Exercise and Tai Chi. ? See a therapist for stresses in life which could be- relationship, marriage, separation, parenting work and finances.. If Medication if needed, discuss with a Psychiatrist about Ativan, Xanax or Buspar (buspirone). ...Read more
I feel overall weak, with headaches, slightly feverish and with pain in my muscles?
What condition do I have and what medication can I take? T.a.
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