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A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, and didn't seek treatment. I still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. Damage?

A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, and didn't seek treatment. I still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. Damage?

Get treatment: If that's not a typo, the fact that you took an overdose indicates that something is seriously wrong. The fact that you didn't immediately seek medical attention also indicates that something is very wrong. If it was a suicide attempt, you need to be under the care of a mental health professional now. If you haven't already, see a psychologist or psychiatrist and get treatment. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to cure/treat sore muscles?

What is the best way to cure/treat sore muscles?

Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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I walk a lot in my work and am getting sore legs and feet. Whats the best thing for muscle pain, what treatment is there?

I walk a lot in my work and am getting sore legs and feet. Whats the best thing for muscle pain, what treatment is there?

Make: Sure that the mechanics of your gait are correct. Take a look at the shoes wear pattern, then get fitted orthotics, may help a lot! ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Diagnosis first: These are sore, but why are they sore. The diagnosis is important to clarify why these are sore and determine the therapy. Muscles need power building and stretching. Your evaluation will clarify your diagnosis and thus your physical therapy, exercise and medication program. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of sore muscles?

What is the best way to get rid of sore muscles?

Generalized...: If the sore muscles are generalized, then nothing beats a hot tub soak. If it is localized, then ice followed by heat usually provides good relief. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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What kind of product is best to use on sore muscles after a day of intense hard work?

What kind of product is best to use on sore muscles after a day of intense hard work?

Ice/stretch/massage: Although icing hasn't been studied rigorously and for athletes returning to play that same day, new data suggest that icing may be counterproductive - ice has been the mainstay for sore muscles for many years. It's cheap, it's safe, and for most people it works. A good gentle stretching at the end of the day also helps, as well as massage. ...Read more

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