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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

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

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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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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?

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?

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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Any reason why I am so scared to take my muscle relaxant?

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

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Are there any muscle relaxants that can be bought without a prescription?

None: 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. ...Read more

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Can ventolin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Probably not.: It works on special muscles (smooth muscles, in the lungs) and not the skeletal muscles of the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Norgesic was: A combination of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. ...Read more

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Okay to take norgesic (muscle relaxant)?

Norgesic: There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your medication and health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Can gabapentin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Not really: gabapentin is generally used for neuropathic pain, such as diabetic neuropathic pain. It is not likely to be effective as a muscle relaxant since it is unlikely to relieve muscle spasm. ...Read more

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How soon does magnesium citrate work as a muscle relaxant?

How soon does magnesium citrate work as a muscle relaxant?

Hours: You'd have to take a lot of it though and you'd be limited by diarrhea at doses over 400 mg. ...Read more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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Safe to take norgesic muscle relaxant if you need to drive to work?

Safe to take norgesic muscle relaxant if you need to drive to work?

Probably not: Norgesic is like many other "muscle relaxants". The main ingredient is an antihistamine which can definitely cause drowsiness. I would not advise people to take this medication and then get behind the wheel. ...Read more

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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 long can muscle spasms last for? Took muscle relaxant worked for a bit but now are back and stronger. I can't really walk properly im am tilted

Depends: Muscle spasms can be difficult to treat if the underlying cause cannot be determined and/or eliminated. Further, muscle spasticity after injury is also very individual and some individuals may suffer much longer than others despite adequate rest, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxant medications. ...Read more

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How do muscle relaxants work?

How do muscle relaxants work?

Two kinds: Those used in surgery for paralysis and those used for pain indications on a PRN (as needed) basis:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Muscle_relaxant ...Read more

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How do polarising and depolarising muscle relaxants differ?

Ask your: Anesthesiologist about it, as they are the ones who use these drugs routinely.
You'll be meeting him/her before the surgery.
Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more

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How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

24-72 hours: Almost all commonly prescribed muscle relaxants act centrally and take effect after 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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My gf is suffering effects from muscle relaxants. Should she stop them?

My gf is suffering effects from muscle relaxants. Should she stop them?

Let me understand: What side effects she have?
If there are serious ones of course should ask her Doctor to give her something different. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend is suffering effects from muscle relaxants?

What is she taking: Check and find out what muscle relaxers your girlfriend is taking and see if you can get her to stop ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between deplorizing and non-deplorizing muscle relaxants?

Most of these are-: -used in surgery to paralyze you while you are under anesthesia. They can be reversed by antagonist meds before you wake up. Some just paralyze you & some cause muscle contraction, & then you are paralyzed. Not the same as muscle relaxants that you take orally. Google it there are books written about them. ...Read more

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I'm scared to take my muscle relaxant?

What is your fear?: Why are you scared? What do you think will happen? ...Read more

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Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Review indications: For use, potential side effects, mechanism of action and target symptoms either on the internet or with your pharmacist to make an informed decision. Take care. ...Read more

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