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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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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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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

During surgery the-: -drugs used are paralytic agents, those U take4 muscle rrelaxants R not the same. 2 good relaxants R valium &flexeril. These R commonly used. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which benzodiazepines have the best muscle relaxant properties?

Any suggestions on which benzodiazepines have the best muscle relaxant properties?

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

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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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Which drug of skeletal muscle relaxant is the best with dosage?

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

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Is a muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache and took codeine?

Is a muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache and took codeine?

Yes: Most muscle relaxants are ok to use alongwith codeine; there can be excessive drowsiness and grogginess. Avoid alcohol, benzodiazepines. Do not take these medications if you have to drive. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

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

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How to discontinue a paradoxical benzo like clonazepam 2m (originally: muscle relaxant) after long term use (complications!) ? I can't find any expert

How to discontinue a paradoxical benzo like clonazepam 2m (originally: muscle relaxant) after long term use (complications!) ? I can't find any expert

Paradoxical?: You need to reduce the dose very slowly over several weeks' time. The speed on the reduction should be gauged based on your symptoms. One study suggests that 25% decrease per week may be a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Please talk to: Your doctor for help getting off flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Stopping cold turkey can be hard, & possibly dangerous. Valerian probably won't help much, & it's safety isn't assured. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed clonazepam (2mg, muscle relaxant) for many years and I need to get off because of deteriorating health. What specialist would be best ? A different doctor answered 'a psychiatrist' but in my experience most don't have a clue.

I've been prescribed clonazepam (2mg, muscle relaxant) for many years and I need to get off because of deteriorating health. What specialist would be best ? A different doctor answered 'a psychiatrist' but in my experience most don't have a clue.

Clonazepam tapering: I commend you for your decision to let go off Clonazepam. I understand that you have not had good experience with the Physicians. Please find a good Psychiatrist for: • Diagnosis • Monitoring any withdrawal symptoms from decreasing Clonazepam, • Diagnosis of side effects • Management of side effects • Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle relaxants and each one has particular side effects related to they chemical properties, however I do not believe that destroing muscle tissue is one of them. ...Read more

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What are depolarizing muscle relaxants? How do they work?

Muscle relaxants: Medications which work by blocking the chemical ( acetylcholine) release by the nerve from activating the muscle to contract. Eg Botox prevents nerve ending from making the acetylcholine.hence the muscle is prevented from contracting ...Read more

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How long should I stay on muscle relaxant?

Just a few days: Muscle relaxants can become addictive. For acute injury, they should be used for just a handful of days. Thereafter, their benefit diminishes, and they should be stopped. For certain neurological conditions long term use may be required, but should be done under close supervision with your physician. ...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?

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

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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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more