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Doctor insights on: What Muscle Relaxant Works Best For Bruxism

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Is a muscle relaxant also effective for bruxism?

Is a muscle relaxant also effective for bruxism?

Not much: We very rarely use this for bruxism because it does not address anything found to be a cause of bruxism. Side effects of drowsiness and feeling lousy the next day overwhelm the usefulness. If the muscles are very acutely sore, relaxants may be used for a night or two, but not longer. ...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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Other than muscle relaxants and mouthguards, what are treatments for bruxism?

Other than muscle relaxants and mouthguards, what are treatments for bruxism?

TMJ/TMD Issues: Sometimes, treatment for tmj/tmd can lead to an improvement to diminishing bruxism or eliminating it. Tmj issues can reappear, so a mouthpiece is recommended, but needs to be the right kind. ...Read more

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I have sever bruxism tried every possible way to stop it(mouth guards,muscle relaxant...)any suggestions PLEASE...havent slept a single night well!!

I have sever bruxism tried every possible way to stop it(mouth guards,muscle relaxant...)any suggestions PLEASE...havent slept a single night well!!

Bruxism: If you've tried all conservative treatment options in good faith, you need to consult with oromaxillar surgeon for the consideration of surgical correction. ...Read more

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Why is Valium the only benzo that also works as a muscle relaxant ? What's special about it in that way?

Why is Valium the only benzo that also works as a muscle relaxant ? What's special about it in that way?

It isn't: All benzodiazepines can help muscle relaxation. Valium is used often because of long half-life so less rebound adverse effects. ...Read more

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Back of my head hurts wen i cough like its going to explode.Gp gave me muscle relaxants and it works. Y does it hurt? Its my first tym to exprience it

Back of my head hurts wen i cough like its going to explode.Gp gave me muscle relaxants and it works. Y does it hurt? Its my first tym to exprience it

Muscle Tension: What you are describing is muscle tension or a pulled muscle which got stretched when you started coughing or have a pinched nerve that is arising from the first two cervical nerve roots that are causing the problem. You may have slept wrong and have a mild stiff neck. If persists, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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