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   Posted 7/14/2011 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
confused  HI  can anyone advise what meds would help with painfully muscle spasms doc gave me diazepam ? but dont want to get hooked on them seem to be getting more spasms now days been suffering for six years had all sorts of test  all started after i ran across the road and felt a sharp pain in my leg next few months i could hardly walk with my feet told i had heel spurs and i have to live with it as time gone on more pain back ,legs lump in neck, ibs pain in left rib area way to many to list  now docs tell me i have fibro ANY ADVISE WELCOME THANKS

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   Posted 7/14/2011 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi sheken. Welcome.
It sounds to me, just another patient, like you may have several problems.

My podiatrist told me I have large heel spurs, but they don't cause pain. The pain I get in my feet is coming from my back. I went to a pain clinic, got a lumbar MRI, some injections, and the foot and leg pain went away. A lot of the back pain is self-healing if you can get the inflamation to go down for a while. Seeing the right doc is the key.

IBS is a whole separate issue, and there's a good forum here for that. I have that now, and pain can radiate to the back. I got a bad flare after taking antibiotics, but have been able to get it under control with trying different brands of probiotics and eating gas-free foods. I can feel the gas as it travels up the right side, under the right ribs, down the left side, across through the sigmoid, etc. My gastroenterologist has been no help, ignoring me completely, so I'm seeing a different one next month.

Diazepam is a great muscle relaxant, but you're right, it can be addicting. I take a very low dose once in a while because it's the only thing I tolerate but never on a regular basis. There are lots of other muscle relaxants. Maybe you would want to tell your doc you are worried about getting addicted and would like to try something different for a while.

Best wishes. Hope to see you on the various forums.

ak angel
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   Posted 7/14/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
It seems to me since I started magnesium supplement that my muscle spasms have got so much better. You would want to talk to dr. before adding them.

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   Posted 7/15/2011 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alice

Bowels i have had all the test sure werent pleasant before they came up with IBS havent really looked into must detail about it as i have that much going on as i amsure most have with Fibro been suffering myself for 6yrs just been diagnosed

Thanks for the replys and advise i will have a good look around on the forums

Nana Monster
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   Posted 7/16/2011 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you don't mind a little herbal advice. I had the muscle spasms severely for quite
a while and the dr drugs helped some but didn't stop them. I started the malic acid which
many people here use. It helps some with the pain but I notice it more with the nodes
that started in my hands with the arthritis. I've recently started beta-alanine, which is an
amino acid and I've had great luck with it. I use about 8-10 a day as my job is highly
active and physical, I have to unload dishes for 200 residents in a nursing home. Lotta lifting,
bending and stretching.
For the heel spurs use a 50/50 mix of comfrey tincture and DMSO (people version of horse
linament). Take about 2000-3000 vit c a day. This will melt the heel spurs, just use the comfrey
mix external. Mine vanished and it's been about 5 years and they haven't come back. They
were so large you could feel them.
Is the lump in your neck lipoma? I have several I'm using a new mix on. I'm doing lipo-trim
internal and sweet sweat which is a metabolic fat burner external. Seeing as lipoma are fatty
tumors it seems to be working and they are slowly shrinking.
Nana Monster

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   Posted 7/20/2011 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nana
Thanks for advise i will ask dr about malic acid for Spasms
 as for my feet i ran across a road six years ago felt something tear in my leg since then had real bad pain  and burning in my feet feels like  am breaking my feet first steps in a morning got to the point i was walking around on my knees in home told i have FP and heel spurs told i have to live with them i just have to be carefull i dont over do it now pain isnts as bad but still know its there ,as for lumps i have another one now on my hip had scans but nothing showed up i belive they are lipoma

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   Posted 7/20/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Sheken, and welcome!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  I had muscle spasms a lot.  I do take malic acid/magnesium supplements but it was when I started taking calcium supplements that my spasms went away!  I was so surprised so I googled it and found that if you are low in calcium you will have muscle spasms so this is another idea for you.  I do hope you can get these under control because it is really painful.
Be sure to check out Fibro 101..the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there.  Good starting links are called Symptoms, What Else Could It Be, and A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia.  You just might see your self there!
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  Hope to hear more from you soon.
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