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council lady
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   Posted 5/20/2012 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My muscles are very tense and tight where they won't relax, I find myself clenching my teeth and hands although I'm not in pain.  I am on a muscle relaxer, but it isn't working at the moment.  It started last night and has lasted all day.  I didn't sleep at all last night, and when I could finally start to relax, my body would tremor like how a dog does when you correct him by putting him down and the frustration/tension leaves their body.  But it never completely leaves me. 
 
 I had problems with this before, and got it under some control, but today it seems to be winning.  I'm not anxious or nervous.  I don't see this "symptom" in the fibro 101, so was wondering if anyone else has this when they aren't in pain? 
 
Thanks

Acheybody
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   Posted 5/20/2012 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I was going to say yes, but actually it always ends up leading to pain for me, even if it doesn't start that way.

How long have you been on the muscle relaxer? Is this something you've had problems with before, just not to this degree?

Debbie
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Fibromyalgia, herniated disc L4-5, (with recent surgery), bulging disc L5-S1, other assorted spinal deterioration, scoliosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres)

council lady
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   Posted 5/20/2012 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
usually it is a vicious cycle, pain-you tense up= you tense up= pain, round and round we go.

but my pain level is very very low right now, overall. of course I am stiff and hurt when I first get up after sitting, but all in all, about a 2. no big deal.
I have bee on balofin for over a year now. and was on flexeril, cyclobenzine, etc.... before. I also have ambien at night and hydrocodone at night if I'm in pain. I just hate clenching my teeth and everything else for what seems to be no good reason. And yes, I have had it before, just not to this degree in a long time. I'm not sure if even a shot would knock me out to relax. I a sooooo tired right now, I took a relaxing bath, but yet my nerves/muscles are tightning even more. very frustrating, I listen to music, read, etc... went out to weed a little, and still they are tight.
Fibromyalgia, RLS, IBS, bulging discs, glaucoma, allergic to everything


3000 IU Vit D3 hydrocodone, ambien, mirapex, baclofen, meloxicam, malic acid, fish oil,

gypsysgrounded
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   Posted 5/20/2012 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Council lady,  I have fibrom also as well as RA and ive learned over the years that massage is great but the most awesome help i have found is trigger point therapy read up on it and try to find a therapist who is a Specialist in this therapy.  they can start easy with you to begin with, and work within your pain level.
and they can teach you how to work your trigger points with tennis balls.   a hot tub or hot bath is also good to help relax.  I broke my back in 2002 and this brought on the fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthrits . and i tried sooooo many therapies but got the best results from this.  but a word of caution.... if you take pain killers or meds of any sort and have for a while, then drink PLENTY of water the day before and after.  i like to flood myself to keep from getting a headache and nausea from the therapy.   anyway this has worked for me so i hope it will help you.

applevenus
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   Posted 5/20/2012 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
If I recall correctly (double check me!) -- magnesium has a lot to do with muscles contracting and relaxing. Also malic acid supplements may help. I take these and all kinds of supplements but still have issues. I find self massage helps.
46F, Fibromyalgia, Vitamin D deficiency, Sleep Apnea/CPAP therapy, allergies/multiple chemical sensitivities, possible Chronic Fatigue & occasional IBS symptoms.

I take vitamins, Tramadol for pain, Flexeril as needed.

applevenus
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   Posted 5/20/2012 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Doublechecked myself. Zinc, manganese, magnesium & calcium all work together to alliw muscles to contract and relax
46F, Fibromyalgia, Vitamin D deficiency, Sleep Apnea/CPAP therapy, allergies/multiple chemical sensitivities, possible Chronic Fatigue & occasional IBS symptoms.

I take vitamins, Tramadol for pain, Flexeril as needed.

council lady
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   Posted 5/21/2012 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone- I do get a massage every week, and she does a great job with the trigger points in my neck, shoulders, etc. and I take extra calcium, malic acid, etc... which is
how I have been controlling it, so this kind of thru me for a loop.

forgot about doing the trigger points myself, which should help some, thanks for the reminders
Fibromyalgia, RLS, IBS, bulging discs, glaucoma, allergic to everything


3000 IU Vit D3 hydrocodone, ambien, mirapex, baclofen, meloxicam, malic acid, fish oil,
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