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Valerian Root Muscle Relaxer
Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant... Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?
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
I've been prescribed 5mg of Diazepam twice a day to help with muscle spasms,
I would like to try Valerian root instead, what is the equivalent dosage?
Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by blocking COX-1 &2 enzyme. Technically not in the muscle relaxer family. However, it may indirectly cause relief of muscle cramps/ spasms by inhibiting the PGAs responsible for muscle cramps etc. DO NOT use this product more than 10 days -2 weeks. ...Read more
Yes perhaps.: Most pain from crps is nerve pain predominantly although a component of pain from muscle spasms may be present as well. In this regard therefore, muscle relaxant use could potentially be of some help. The main thrust of treatment in crps however is aimed at the nerve pain, this being the most pain the patients suffer from. ...Read more
Antihistamine action: One muscle relaxer, cyclobenzaprine, has a chemical structure very similar to cyproheptadine, an antihistamine. Cyclobenzaprine also has similarities to tricyclic antidepressants. Either way, it may have some blocking action on h1 histamine receptors which may help your allergy symptoms. It is more efficient to use a medication designed for this effect, like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more
Yes: They are different medications with different mechanisms, so you won't be "overdosing" on one kind/class of medicine. ...Read more
How long does it take for an expired muscle relaxer, Baclofen 20mg. From 2012 to get out of your system.started taking mon.19th. Took like 2 to 3 a d?
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant primarily used for muscle spasm in Multiple Sclerosis and spinal injury. It is not used in rheumatic diseases and ordinary causes of muscle spasm. It is excreted primarily intact by the kidneys. With normal renal function it should be largely excreted in 24 hours.
If taken for a long period it must be tapered slowly. ...Read more
Soma, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl):
There are quite a few.
I usually use Soma for relatively mild
muscle spasm and smaller patients
for patients with greater spasm, larger
size or having failed milder meds, I'll
use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 10 mg
i usually only have people use them at night due to the sedating effects unless
they are home and not driving. ...Read more
Yes but side effects: We do often prescribe muscle relaxants to be used at the same time as pain medications; however, both can cause sedation and when taken together, some patients feel quite sleepy, drunk or "out of it." thus, be careful, monitor yourself for any side effects and take the lowest effective dose. You generally shouldn't drive, work, operate machinery and make important decisions when on these meds. ...Read more
Exposure therapy: Find a therapist specializing in treating panic disorder. Especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, w/ the therapist's guidance, you repeatedly face the feared situations & symptoms of panic, along w/ relaxation techniques. Doing this over time, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. Muscle relaxers not a good solution. ...Read more
Can be.: No significant interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi , I fell on my back two days before Christmas, dr gave me a muscle relaxer , now I get frequently headaches... when I lay flat it helps... ?
Get rechecked: the 2 issues may not necessarily be related. ...Read more
I took 3 ib profen at 3pm today. It is now 8:45pm can I take 1naproxen and 1/2 muscle relaxer? I'm not a fan of mixing so I wanted to be sure it's ok
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