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Natural Smooth Muscle Relaxant
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Breathing and Music Relaxation
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why is Valium the only benzo that also works as a muscle relaxant? What's special about it in that way?
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
How do some drugs that are muscle relaxants cause convulsions as side effects? Doesn't that contradict itself?
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 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
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