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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A relaxant generally refers to a pharmaceutical that either relieves muscles tension or spasm (e.g. Robaxin, 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
I have fibromyalgia. MY pain specialist just prescribed baclofen for a muscle relaxant but I forgot to ask about weight gain as I am already considere?
Baclofen: Hi: the more common side effects of baclofen include drowsiness, feeling of weakness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, nausea, increased urination, or constipation. Weight gain can occur, but it is not the most common. If you stay with Baclofen, do gentle exercises (aquatherapy in warm for example), that will give resistance and at the same time support your body weight. All the best! ...Read more
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
Can you tell me about which drugs are used to relax muscles during major surgery. which of the two chemicals described next would make the best muscle relaxant and why?
They all do: Although diazepam (valium) probably has the most. However, benzos are not good choices for chronic use to relax muscles because they produce physical dependency, which means that the dose required to fix the problem gradually escalates up and up, and the results go down and down. For occasional use, they are fine, but require prescription. ...Read more
Cyclobenzaprine: Most muscle relaxants exert their effects centrally by diminishing the tonic flow of impulses to skeletal muscles. Because muscle relaxants also have a sedative effect, some patients may be reluctant to take them during the daytime. Cyclobenzaprine is particularly interesting for it is structurally and pharmacologically related to the tricyclic antidepressants. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Cause: I would get to the bottom of it consult a neurologist make sure it isn't something serious and also seek a neuromuscular dentist in your area who specializes in headaches/tmj. ...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
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