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Doctor insights on: Natural Smooth Muscle Relaxant

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Is it safe to take oxycontin, 20mg ER tab twice a day, for my IBS with pain. For smooth muscle relaxant and pain with spasms. Could I go to 30mg.?

Is it safe to take oxycontin, 20mg ER tab twice a day, for my IBS with pain. For smooth muscle relaxant and pain with spasms. Could I go to 30mg.?

Ask your doc: All medication changes especially when dealing with a controlled substance should be discussed with your physician. Medication to medication interactions, medication side effects, and your specific medical conditions must all be taken into account in order to advise you properly. ...Read more

Relaxant (Definition)

A relaxant generally refers to a pharmaceutical that either relieves muscles tension or spasm (e.g. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) soma), relieves anxiety and helps one relax (such as xanax). One can become dependent on anti-anxiety medications when used for prolonged periods of time, high dosages used. These drugs must be managed by a medical professional, and if taking for months, should ...Read more


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Is taking a natural muscle relaxant after a workout a healthy idea?

Is taking a natural muscle relaxant after a workout a healthy idea?

Depends on the: Natural muscle relaxant. If you are working out to build muscle, then I would not, as muscle relaxants can decrease post workout muscle metabolism mildly and hypothetically lead to less bulk. I don't know if I totally agree with that, but I have heard other hypothesize that. If your muscles are too sore right after, than you may be working them too hard. Fatigued is okay, sore right after is bad. ...Read more

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Is it be good to take a natural muscle relaxant about 30 minutes after workout?

Is it be good to take a natural muscle relaxant about 30 minutes after workout?

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 some one who knows you or has access to your file.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that green tea is a natural muscle relaxant? Are there any other foods that are?

My doctor told me that green tea is a natural muscle relaxant? Are there any other foods that are?

Not foods bur herbs: Vervain is a wild herb
rosemary a common spice
catnip a herb cats go wild for
kava root a powerful muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist said green tea is a natural muscle relaxer. How about white tea? Any other natural muscle relaxants that I could safely add to my diet?

Rheumatologist said green tea is a natural muscle relaxer. How about white tea? Any other natural muscle relaxants that I could safely add to my diet?

Natural Muscle Relax: I commend you for your desire to control diet and to use

Natural Muscle Relaxants:

White Tea
Chamomile
Cherry Juice
Cayenne Pepper
Vitamin D
Magnesium
Breathing and Music Relaxation
Visual Imagery
Meditation
Yoga
Tai chi
As per your information, please follow through with your Physician surgery for pituitary cyst, Obesity, Fatigue, Allergies and use of Medications ...Read more

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Would mini pill have any affect on fibro/joint pains good or bad? Progesterone is supposedly a natural muscle relaxant, could that help?

Would mini pill have any affect on fibro/joint pains good or bad? Progesterone is supposedly a natural muscle relaxant, could that help?

Probably not: The dose in the mini pill is small. Have you or your doctor tried Lyrica (pregabalin)? I`ve found good results with this, ...Read more

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I have frequent stomach pains. Like a spasm or cramping. Smooth muscle relaxants help but only temporarily. The pain is incapacitating, what can I do?

I have frequent stomach pains. Like a spasm or cramping. Smooth muscle relaxants help but only temporarily. The pain is incapacitating, what can I do?

First thing: Is to have a diagnosis. Abdominal cramp could be caused due to several reasons. When a symptoms develop, we traditionally ask what else? So, what else do you have? Any diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, blood in the stools? Could be irritable bowel syndrome but can not tell for sure. I think you need to see your pcp for through history, physical and may need scoping. ...Read more

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How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

24-72 hours: Almost all commonly prescribed muscle relaxants act centrally and take effect after 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend is suffering effects from muscle relaxants?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend is suffering effects from muscle relaxants?

What is she taking: Check and find out what muscle relaxers your girlfriend is taking and see if you can get her to stop ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between deplorizing and non-deplorizing muscle relaxants?

Please help! What is the difference between deplorizing and non-deplorizing muscle relaxants?

Most of these are-: -used in surgery to paralyze you while you are under anesthesia. They can be reversed by antagonist meds before you wake up. Some just paralyze you & some cause muscle contraction, & then you are paralyzed. Not the same as muscle relaxants that you take orally. Google it there are books written about them. ...Read more

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Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Review indications: For use, potential side effects, mechanism of action and target symptoms either on the internet or with your pharmacist to make an informed decision. Take care. ...Read more

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What drugs are available OTC as a muscle relaxant:?

Muscle relaxants: There are Spasmolytics, Neuromuscular blockers, & Homeopathic/Herbal remedies such as Kali carb & Arnica, Valerian, Catnip, Licorice, Kava root, White willow, Devil's claw, Tiger Balm, Formula 303, etc.
I recommend seeing a doctor instead of other remedies. ...Read more

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What medication is considered the most effective muscle relaxant?

What medication is considered the most effective muscle relaxant?

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

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What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

OTC NSAIDs & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Unfortunately, there are no muscle relaxants that are for over-the-counter use. If needed use OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and inflammation management. ...Read more

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Why can't you skip a muscle relaxant dose?

Depends: In many circumstances you **can** skip a muscle relaxant dose. And in some circumstances, it's not a good idea. If someone is on high doses of muscle relaxants around-the clock, cessation can cause seizures. It depends on the medication, the dosage, the reason for the medication, and what was happening without the medication. Can you provide some more information about the clinical situation? ...Read more

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Do OTC muscle relaxants work for back pain?

Do OTC muscle relaxants work for back pain?

Yes: I prefer non sedating relaxants and my favorite is robaxin (methocarbamol) if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Any reason why I am so scared to take my muscle relaxant?

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

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Most effective. Muscle relaxants for chronic. L4-l5 pain?

Physical therapy: 1st go see your family doc for evaluation. Need to make sure no other reason for low back pain. 2nd consult physical therapist for activities to improve strength, flexibility & posture to minimize aggravation. 3rd consider Acetaminophen if liver is ok, nsaids if stomach & kidneys are ok. Narcotics & muscle relaxants can lead to confusion & addiction, thus are best avoided in long run. See pain doc. ...Read more

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What is the best muscle relaxant I can use for fibromyalgia?

What is the best muscle relaxant I can use for fibromyalgia?

No "best": We are all indivduals with different nervous systems, genetics and body chemistry. A drug or treatment that works great for one may cause severe side effects for another. This is why doctors are trained. To determine the best individualized program for you. Sorry that I could not give you an easy answer but there really is none. ...Read more

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How long does flexrile stay in your system. The muscle relaxant?

Ranges 8-37 hours: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is extensively metabolized in liver to inactive form and excreted in urine. Some amount also excreted unchanged through bile in feces the mean half life is about 18 hours. ...Read more

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Does prazosin effect mood or cause euphoria like muscle relaxants?

Not common: Side effects on prazosin include: dizziness,
drowsiness, nausea, palpitations, weakness. ...Read more

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Which is the safest muscle relaxant with least side effects to us?

Which is the safest muscle relaxant with least side effects to us?

None work on muscles: They all wok on brain stem to reduce brain signals to muscles which are responsible for resting muscle tension, thus all have other effects, such as slowed reactions, missing important details. Better approach focusing on what is driving ↑ed muscle tension. Study some of the work of John E. Sarno, MD. In US, I have long seen decent responses to cyclobenzaprine, only TXing symptoms, not curing. ...Read more

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Are there any muscle relaxants that can be bought without a prescription?

None: Unfortunately, there are no muscle relaxants that are for over-the-counter use. If needed use OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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When should I take pain relievers and when should I take a muscle relaxant for back pains?

When should I take pain relievers and when should I take a muscle relaxant for back pains?

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 more

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Why is Valium the only benzo that also works as a muscle relaxant? What's special about it in that way?

It isn't: All benzodiazepines can help muscle relaxation. Valium is used often because of long half-life so less rebound adverse effects. ...Read more

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What is the best muscle relaxant that can be taken with pain meds for quik jerking of groups of muscles?

What is the best muscle relaxant that can be taken with pain meds for quik jerking of groups of muscles?

Wait...: I would not reach for muscle relxants for jerking motions until I knew what was causing them...The of course are not normal to have them while awake... ...Read more

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How do some drugs that are muscle relaxants cause convulsions as side effects? Doesn't that contradict itself?

How do some drugs that are muscle relaxants cause convulsions as side effects? Doesn't that contradict itself?

That's true:: The main function of that drug is to Relax the muscles, for which its generally used; BUT, as any drug, it might have a side effect (in some individuals) of causing convulsions.
In majority patients it does it job, but in some of us, due to how it is metabolized, it can cause side effects.
Hope that clarifies it for you.
Good Luck. ...Read more

Smooth Muscle (Definition)

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of ...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