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Dr. Gary Wang
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How does muscle relaxers get you high?

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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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 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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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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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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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

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Dr. Douglas Chang
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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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Dr. Mark Sterling
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How do I get my doctor to prescribe pain pills instead of muscle relaxers?

How do I get my doctor to prescribe pain pills instead of muscle relaxers?

For what?: There are real reasons to take pain killers and muscle relaxers. Chronic use of some pain killers is associated with addiction and dependency. That's why more and more states are making it harder to write them and get them. But fixing the problem is always advisable to just treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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I get muscle spasms under my should blade and muscle relaxers or ibuprofen don't help. What can I do.?

Muscle spasms: For how long have you had these? Any history of car accident involving minor spine injury? See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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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 more

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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril and trying to get off it?

Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril and trying to get off it?

Yes you can: Valerian is a herbal compound that is "relaxing". Flexeril is a "muscle relaxant" with properties of sedation or relaxation of the mind. You may safely stop Flexeril at any time (it is not addictive) and learn non-pharmacologic techniques to control muscle pain. A physiatrist, a physical therapist, or your current physician can help. Best wishes in your health recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Derek Isenberg
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Sometimes I get noctural muscle cramps and they wake me up. Should I try Flexeril? I heard about it that is a muscle relaxant.

Sometimes I get noctural muscle cramps and they wake me up. Should I try Flexeril? I heard about it that is a muscle relaxant.

Other things first: Before you try taking a prescription muscle relaxer with many side effects, try magnesium supplements that you can buy at the drugstore. ...Read more

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