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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

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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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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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Is my doctor trying to stop my labor? Like I have contractions every 4 minute lasting 80 seconds long i'm 36 weeks am 5 days pregnant and keeps getting muscle relaxers and what not but not working. Is my doctor trying to stop labor

Is my doctor trying to stop my labor? Like I have contractions every 4 minute lasting 80 seconds long  i'm 36 weeks am 5 days pregnant and keeps getting muscle relaxers and what not but not working. Is my doctor trying to stop labor

Late preterm labor.: Your doctor is probably trying to keep you as comfortable as possible during your episode of late preterm labor. Muscle relaxants, however, do not work for anything but musculoskeletal pain and you are suffering from uterine contraction pain. Patience, tylenol, lower back massage by your partner, and frequent assessments by your obstetrician to determine if you are in active labor are needed! ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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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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