Dear AnxietyRidden: Man can I relate. My life is so full of anxiety ridden events, dealings with people who are less than congenial, too much responsibilty, uncertainty and pain. I carry it all in my shoulders and upper back. The mucles there are rock hard. My shoulders are always up around my ears. I have the official bed buddy, which helps, plus a moist heat heating pad, plus, an electric throw to wrap up in, plus Flexeril, a mild muscle relaxer. So, recently I found this rub, like linament, called Voltaren (Emugel). It works differently than other menthol or camphor products. It seems to be absorbed right into the muscle or joint and really seems to help. The only problem is, unlucky, I, am single so don't have a partner to reach those hard to reach spaches between my shoulder blades. So I improvise. I take a strip of cloth, about
40"in length, and spread some gel along the middle, and use it like a loofa sponge rubbing the gel in that area. Us sorry single folk got to be creative.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.