Muscle Tension & SSRI's

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   Posted 11/2/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hope all is going well for everyone. This is probably a dumb question, but here goes. Can ssri's help muscle tension??? I find my neck and shoulders feel less tense lately. Unless this is my imagination it has to be the Zolft. Thank-you in advance.
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   Posted 11/2/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont know much if anything about meds but... if I had to have it a guess it could be that your muscle tension was stress induced. This would lead me to believe the SSRI helps you relax thus helping with the tension too. Just a guess but I am sure others will be by with input.

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   Posted 11/2/2006 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 11/2/2006 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shebig
Yes my ssri's do release some of my muscle stress but not all of it. I usually will soak in a very hot bathtub to help relax them more. Hope this helps.
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   Posted 11/2/2006 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks guys this does help, I have a c6 heriated disc that gives me allot of trouble, of course stress doesn't help it any. Lately it hasn't bothered me much, good thing to, as I am in the middle of making the decision to have my neck fused. But if it doesn't bother me much I won't bother. I learn something new everyday here, and it's such a comfort.

Thanks loads Judy smurf

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