Author Topic: Back pain  (Read 854 times)

[Buddie]

Back pain
« on: January 17, 2023, 05:10:31 pm »
Hi all. Coming off diazepam, currently holding at 0.7mg to see if symptoms settle down.

Iím having low back pain, difficult to be specific because it is an uncomfortable ache right across my low back, feels tight perhaps. I have done a quick search and note that diazepam is a muscle relaxant so reducing mean Iím likely to have the reverse I.e muscle tension. My question is: is this common amongst the community and if so what steps do people take to relieve the discomfort please?

Than you
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[Buddie]

Re: Back pain
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2023, 06:15:22 pm »
[...],

It appears that muscle and joint pain is very common when coming off benzos.  Muscle pain has been my number 1 physical symptom by far. 

Unfortunately it could last for quite some time.  I am now coming up on 27 months of valium and am still having some very significant back/right side and buttock muscle pain. It does come and go in waves and windows but not over by any means.  What seems to help me is gentle swimming and hot tubs.  Walking can also help but can also be very painful.

Hoping we all get some relief very soon.
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[Buddie]

Re: Back pain
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2023, 06:26:44 pm »
I had a lower back spasm coming off of Ativan. For three days, I walked 3000 steps per day, and did Cat Cow rolls and it went away. I was in bed and think that didn't help. I have heard other members say they had this symptom as well.
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[Buddie]

Re: Back pain
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2023, 07:47:52 pm »
Thank you both, thatís very reassuring. Thanks for the tips, Iíll give them ago. Thank you for taking the time to answer, appreciate it.
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[Buddie]

Re: Back pain
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2023, 09:43:27 pm »
Also, moist heat packs might help and CBD cream could help also. (Not medical advice obviously.)
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[Buddie]

Re: Back pain
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 07:48:02 am »
Thank you. Not sure if we can get the CBD cream here tho
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