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Does anyone know if there are any injections or tablets you can get to relax tense muscles.

My whole body is tense and seems to be spasming. As I am only 21 my Doctors are basically refusing to prescribed anything stronger than naproxen.

The tension is from severe stress/ anxiety from trauma. I am awaiting a psychiatrist so I need something to relax in the meantime.

Thanks

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There are medications to help ease muscle spasms but you may be in a flair up.

Any reason for the spasms? Do you usually suffer with pain? Take any meds?

x

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as I have mentioned I suffer with trauma so I am constantly in an anxious state. I suffer with clenching my teeth so i think that has a lot to do with it. The tension/ spams just seems a lot worse the past few weeks. I take anti depressants and ibrupo at the minute (it doesn’t help) x

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Breathing exercises. Relaxation music. Warm bath.

x

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Yes, there are medications to help ease muscle spasms. I'm going for pain injections in 23rd September, not sure if it will work or not. Hope you feel better soon. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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Do you suffer with spasms? Could you let me know if it helps you when You receive it. Thanks lynne xx

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Hi

Yes, I have spasms plus other sorts of pain. I will definitely let you know how if it helps or not. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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That’s awful, yes please do x

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Don't know that injections for pain can be used for anxiety/

Years gone by duty Docv would carry pethadin in their bags to relieve painful spasms from flair ups. Not any more

x

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Thank you

I've just had a look at my letter, it is injections for a certain area but not spasms. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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Yeah I will have to ask tomorrow and hopefully they can provide me with something x

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What are the pain injections for and what kind of medication ?

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I'm not sure about injections until I go in September . Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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Just checked in with Dr. Who gave me a series of 3 (each a few weeks apart) steroid epidurals, CT guided to the nerve root, for my sciatica from disc herniation. Went from a pain scale of 10 down to a 0. i hope your injections will work as well. Hope it lasts!

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Thank you!! Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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I have the same thing. The doctors that I’ve seen only want to treat the physical problem and have no understanding of the mental connection.

What works for me to relax my muscles when it’s really bad is one 250mg migraine tablet (Tylenol + caffeine). I also regularly get a deep tissue massage. But those fixes don’t last long.

I’m proud of you for taking these steps to long term wellness.

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Yeah it is from a mental strain but the physical symptoms are just debilitating 😩I will ask my doctor about any tablets tomorrow. I have a massage also booked. Thank you xx

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Please let me know how you go on tomorrow. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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Yes I will let you know tomrorow xx

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Thank you xxxx

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I've used meditation apps ....I know ...but it's really easy ..concentrate on your breathing nothing else when your mind wonders bring it back ton your breathing practice practice. .also if you blow out til lung empty .hold 2 secs..you have no choice but to take big breathe in .this slows down your thinking too...

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Ps .you need gp . Etc .Meds.pain management. .. .and diazipam helps with spasms but addictive so generally they won't give long term .. pregablin usually x

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Also I used very gentle TENS and massage machine so you can lay in bed and do legs with heated blanket ..let us kno

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I agree with using TENS; I've had great relief from the unit. Unfortunately I've become allergic to the pads. Has anyone had this experience? Do you know of any pads that are really hypoallergenic?

Thank you and good luck. You can buy a tens unit on Amazon for about $35.00

Gina

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Hi, sorry to hear that. Meds/injections are not the answer for your tense muscles, they will just mask the problem, and probably not provide much relief, plus should avoid meds where possible. The stress is the cause, this puts your muscles in a constant state of contraction, your sympathetic nervous system is responsible for this (what we know as fight or flight). Deep tissue massage will help with the tension in your muscles, but to stop the cycle a “relaxation” massages will help turn off the sympathetic nervous system and switch on the parasympathetic nervous system (reversing the effects that the stress has on your body). Find a good massage therapist (holistic means they look at the whole of you which maybe helpful for you to consider a holistic massage therapist). Also, consider a massage therapist who does hot stones treatments, this can enable very deep tissue work and focuses on relaxation. Good luck.

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Anxiety can be helped with Passion flower tincture, lemon balm, chamomile and meditation.

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Diazepam really helps, but they don't like to give it to people as it's addictive.

There are other meds like baclofen, Soma, etc., but they have addictive properties and side effects, so you probably wouldn't get those either. Worth asking, tho? If your GP isb't taking you seriously, can you switch to another GP? It doesn't matter where the tension and spqsms are coming from, the pain is still real!!

I find hot baths and relaxation exercises help with tension, but not with spasms.

Massage helps spasms!

I got some spiky balls off the internet which I can roll around on at my most tense spots. Helps a bit.

A series of very simple stretches done 3 times a day has really helped me. I was surprised. :/

You may be able to get Botox injections in certain muscles if it's really bad. They paralyse the muscle so it can't spasm.

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Thanks for your help I think I need a mixture of a few of those :)

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Massage actually aggravates my rectal neuropathy. I keep forgetting to tell the masseuse to ignore my buttock and boom...severe flare up happens.

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I don't want to advocate drinking alcohol to excess but a doctor once told me that if he could prescibe red wine on presciption - he would ! A glass of nice red in the evening certainly helps to relax and ease my back spasms and tension caused by chronic kyphoscoliosis and of course also aids a good night's sleep.

Does anyone else find this works for them?

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I’ll give it a try!

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Let me know if you get any relief ......

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Sometimes, yes!

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Hi there, baclofen is what I take for my muscles and it is really effective.clive

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Do you take opioids with that?

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