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Old 08-30-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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Is there any good o/c muscle relaxers??

My muscles are spasming like crazy just wondering if there is an over the counter muscle relaxer that would help untill I get into the doctor on tuesday.

 
Old 08-31-2007, 02:11 AM   #2
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Re: Is there any good o/c muscle relaxers??

I really don't know of any over the counter muscle relaxants...I would give a call to your pharmacist and see if they can recommend anything...plus, if you have one of file from a previous Rx they may be willing to contact your doctor to see if you can get it filled early. You could also do an herbal search on muscle relaxants but again consult your pharmacist if you are taking any other drugs.

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Old 08-31-2007, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: Is there any good o/c muscle relaxers??

the only actual OTC type of muscle relaxer that i know of is magnesium.it is natures little muscle relaxer.if you try taking it orally or even soaking in a hot tub with a cup of epsom salts(pure magnesium granules)this could help some with the spasms.i HAVE TO do this soak every night before bed or my leg spasticity gets horrid while i try to sleep.and this is from an actual spinal cord injury.if this works on my spasticity,it should at least make a dent in yours.the mag actually gets absorbed thru the skin and directly into the muscles themselves so it does really help me alot.just a suggestion that could help some til you see your doc.its about the only 'natural" thing that i have found that really does work for me.good luck,Marcia
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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Re: Is there any good o/c muscle relaxers??

There is an over the counter med called Percogesic. My pharmacist told me that it has a mild muscle relaxer in it. I buy it at Rite Aid. It does help my pelvic cramps sometimes, and really helps headaches when other things don't.

 
Old 08-31-2007, 06:47 PM   #5
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Re: Is there any good o/c muscle relaxers??

You can buy an effective muscle relaxer OTC in Canada and the UK, but I would still check with the pharmacist, In the US, the percogesic is about it, and it's not very effective.

Most doctors have no problem writing you a perscription for a muscle relaxer, and there are several good ones that are not habit forming.

Good luck and please post and let us know what happened.

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