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October 3rd, 2012, 12:15 PM
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I have a muscle in my lower back that I re-injure every couple of months. Before I was pregnant, I took a flexeril (muscle relaxant) at night and Ibuprofin during the day. I know flexeril isn't safe during pregnancy, but what about ibuprofin? Is there any other kind of muscle relaxant I can take?

Usually it hurts when I run, today I picked up the 20 lbs of carrier and cat at the vet badly. Then my 5 year old decided he couldn't see up on the table and jumped on my back.
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October 3rd, 2012, 12:56 PM
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i would say your best bet is to either call your doc or pharmacist, i just wouldnt want you to get the wrong info and have something go wrong
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October 3rd, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I was told tylenol was safe but not advil or ibuprofen during pregnancy
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October 3rd, 2012, 02:40 PM
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yeah no ibuprofen just Tylenol. ibuprofen restricts blood flow so they give it to you after labor to stop bleeding but from what i understand it can restrict blood flow to the baby during pregnancy.
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October 3rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I had awfull muscle spasm when i was pregnant with both my kids and my ob told me to drink extra milk because the calcium helps do something with the muscles and between that and tylenol it releived alot of the pain. I hope you feel better soon
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