Anyone ever use these either when you jack your back or your muscles are just tight as hell? I use flexerall seldomly, but it seems to work well when I do use it. Anybody else?
Flex wacks me out. I used Soma for pinced Lumbar nerves a couple of years ago.
The only one that I can take during the day is Norflex 100mg. It works great for 10-12 hr and causes no sedation at all. Librium, Paraflex, Flexaril all work, but make me tired.
Hey Dr.D, are muscle relaxers helpful in healing the back when its hurt, or does it just help with the pain? Also, I've been avoiding them when I'm on methyls, but I'm curious, are they very toxic on the liver? Thanks.Originally Posted by DR.D
Some are liver toxic, like Paraflex (chlorzoxazone) and Soma (carisoprodol) but most of the newer ones are not. You could even use these with orals if it was just a once a day small dose. I know Valium makes you sleepy, but it works well too. You may have to break the tab in half and then break a half in half to use it without sedation. Just take a quarter of it and see. I like Norflex, it's a diphenhydramine derivative, but it results in zero sedation. Great for work and daytime use.
They don't really heal you except that they relax the muscle so as to ease inflammation. So they can help you heal in that way, but they can also make it worse if you take some and go work your ass off and end up bruising it even more. I'm guilty of that myself. So it's really just to help you cope with the pain while you get on with life but try to take it easy on the injured area for awhile.
Dr.D... does Norflex inhibit your daily activities at all?
Thanks Dr.D, appreciate all the great information.Originally Posted by DR.D
If you don't mind me asking what kind of Dr are you anyways? Can you prescribe me large doses of HRT?
No! It's actually a mild stimulant, unlike any other MR I know of. It can make you a little shakey w/ high doses of caff, and it's a good anhidrotic too. It's mental sharpening activity make the HCl salt useful in Parkinson illness, while the Citrate form is used as an MR. The generic name is orphenadrine. I think it's maketed w/ asprin in a combo called Parafon Forte, but I can't remember. I like the regular, generic 100mg tabs. It works all day and doesn't diminish your performance.Originally Posted by size
do muscle relaxers have any negative effect on muscle growth etc. like NSAIDs do in regards to the prostoglandin effect?
No prob, anytime man.Originally Posted by RobInKuwait
Sorry on the HRT though, I'm not that kind of doctor!
It's just what 'they' call me.
They don't all work the same, but they will generally slow reaction times and reduce strength as a result of nerve transmittion modification. This is an acute effect while you use them, but not a long term effect once they're gone. If you use them all the time, your muscles may atrophy a bit due to disuse of those muscles, but they don't inhibit growth directly.Originally Posted by jjjd
Found that out first hand when I was on percocet. My str was nill. It effected me so much I got off them early so I could go back to the gym feeling regular.hey don't all work the same, but they will generally slow reaction times and reduce strength as a result of nerve transmittion modification.
I've used Flexaril for a screwed up back. Still got a few left, but WOW does it knock you out. The day I got them I took one at 4PM when I got home and slept until 8AM the next day. Really sedates you.
Yeah FC, it's derived from a strong tricyclic and binds to antihistamine receptors pretty well, so sedation is a major side. They are pretty good MR's at a 20mg dose IMO, but not for daytime use!
I have bottles of Flex sitting around from a previous back injury. I never take the crap im given but I hate throwing away stuff
Yeah, me too, but hold on to it and fill the script anyway cause one day it may be useful for something!Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
I took some flex when I hurt my back at karate, I am with you all, took one at like 5pm I think I saw 10am the next day!!!! But always keep em, you never know when your going to need em
Rx for muscle aches:
Heat (w/ pad, bath, etc). This increases blood flow.
Ice. This is the best Anti-Inflammatory on the market! Reduces pain and swelling w/ no side effects. Non-prescription in most states (except Florida, where EVERY flippin' thing is illegal).
Yeah but when your in so much pain you can't even breathe, it hurts ( took a kick to my lower back by a gorilla weighting in at 250, and he got a lucky shot) so I was happy for the flex.....
Sounds more like you need a pain reliever than a muscle relaxer. MR's help with tight muscles. You could have some bruising or tissue damage from blunt force trauma.Originally Posted by wranglergirl
I could come over and give you a massage, if you think it would help!
P.S. Love the whip, and I don't think it makes you look Jeep.