muscle relaxers effects?

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    doc prescribed some muscle relaxers for some lower back pain (sway back issues) today. what effect, if any, will this have on obtaining brolyness? I'll probably be only taking 1 a day at MOST. they're basically just for the bad flare-ups.

    so far, working out temporarily helps my back pain, especially when I'm working my core muscles. plus, the endorphins are a nice pain reliever.

    my doc said plainly to not work out while I'm on the pills because I might be tired or more uncoordinated, but that's not an option for me :mamoru: working out is my fav. part of the day
     
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    How long are you taking them for? I'd listen to the doc and not train if he/she says not to.
     
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    just whenever I need them

    cyclobenzaprine, 10mg, 30count

    maybe I should sell some at the gym? :mamoru:
     
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    Side-effectsCommon side-effects include drowsiness, depression, headaches, severe dizziness, and blurred vision. Other side-effects are respiratory depression and decreased functionality in various muscles. Long-term use has been associated with vision damage. Another side-effect is dryness of the mouth.[5] Agitation is a common side-effect observed especially in the elderly.[6]
    Because of potential for more severe side effects, this drug is on the list to avoid in the elderly. (See NCQA’s HEDIS Measure: Use of High Risk Medications in the Elderly, http://www.ncqa.org/Portals/0/Newsroom/SOHC/Drugs_Avoided_Elderly.pdf).
    [edit] Interactions

    Cyclobenzaprine has major contraindications with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). At least one study also found increased risk of serotonin syndrome when cyclobenzaprine was taken with duloxetine, an SSNRI.[7]
    Due to potential interactions, it is important to discuss the use of any of the following before taking them while using cyclobenzaprine:
    • Alcohol
    • Central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that cause drowsiness) or
    • Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline [e.g., Elavil], amoxapine [e.g., Asendin], clomipramine [e.g., Anafranil], desipramine [e.g., Pertofrane], doxepin [e.g., Sinequan], imipramine [e.g., Tofranil], nortriptyline [e.g., Aventyl], protriptyline [e.g., Vivactil], trimipramine [e.g., Surmontil]) The chance of side-effects may be increased
    • Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (furazolidone [e.g., Furoxone], phenelzine [e.g., Nardil], procarbazine [e.g., Matulane], selegiline [e.g., Eldepryl], tranylcypromine [e.g., Parnate]) Taking cyclobenzaprine while taking or within 2 weeks of taking MAO inhibitors may result in serious, life-threatening side-effects[8]

    Every once in a while I will pop one if my back is tight. Feels great after but the next day I always feel short-tempered. Never noticed anything in the gym though.
     
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    They'll make you high which will make all warm and fuzzy like a cat's furry asshole which in turn makes you want to drink beer which will make you feel wicked good which in turn will deter you from going to the gym.

    Not that I ever used them.
     
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    What he's got doesn't do that.
     
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    I was prescribed Keflex, knocked me the hell out.

    Side effects, dry mouth
     
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    yea, I have slight dry mouth right now. I feel like I COULD go to the gym right now, but I wouldn't be able to lift very heavy. hopefully this'll wear off a bit by tonight.

    I must say... I feel gooooood. work has never been so relaxing
     
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    The everyday relaxers just slowed me down. I ended up feeling drowsy and like you said; if I tried to do anything to the extreme (lifting) I wouldnt be able to give 100%.

    You'll run out of med's before you get over what you feel when you pop a pill.
     
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    Eat 2 and you'll go in and out of consciousness :bowdown:
     
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    ha, no way. I'm so drowsy now as it is. I don't know how I"m going to work out, let alone drive home :noes:
     
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    I LOVED the Flexeril and valium the doc gave me for my back injury.

    I rarely took them in the day because they made me so slow and tired, But taking them at night was AWESOME.
     
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    I don't know but I can tell you that a handful of soma's and a percocet will make you shuffle around your apartment having intimate conversations with kitchen appliances in your own language with absolutely no recollection of it ever occurring.
     
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    flexeril is good but makes me drowsy as fuck. Wish I could get my hands on some more soma though.

    also don't take them before going to the gym unless you want to tear something
     
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    i have a giant bottle of those...I hate them. They make me pass out and I feel hung over when i wake up.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    What's a soma?
     
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    muscle relaxer. soma + xanax + :420: ftw
     
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    I see. Never heard of that one. I am not huge into that stuff, but I have used flexeril, valium, and xanax.
    I've had darvocet once.

    Flexeril makes you sleeping. Great an hour or so before bed if you have trouble sleeping due to an injury.

    Valium is just good chill stuff.

    Xanax doesn't work as a muscle relaxer for me, but it does help "mentally" if I am super stressed out.

    Darvocet just made me loopy.
     
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    Ambien is also listed as a Muscle Relaxer, I wasn't too impressed with it for sleeping either. I was dehydrated when I woke up in the morning, lost an inch on my arms. :o
     
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    you measure your arms every morning?
     
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    No, but I have fitted Polo shirts that are tight around the arms and they were lose that morning. :rofl:
     
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