Author Topic: Pain  (Read 204 times)

[Buddie]

Pain
« on: September 11, 2013, 06:09:24 am »
I've heard a few people mention actual physical pain and muscle problems with w/d but I'm not sure what they mean. I'm having back pain. It feels like I pulled a muscle but it gets a little better, then gets bad again with spasming at The worst times. I've done all the things I'm supposed to do for a pulled muscle but it's just not healing after almost three weeks. Any advice or imput?
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[Buddie]

Re: Pain
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 07:10:51 am »
10 months pain and still not over yet. pain everywhere i just accept it.  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Pain
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 11:37:47 am »
Hi there,

Here is an excerpt from Ashton where muscle symptoms, pain stiffness, spasms etc are discussed, I hope it helps to reassure :

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Muscle symptoms. Benzodiazepines are efficient muscle relaxants and are used clinically for spastic conditions ranging from spinal cord disease or injury to the excruciating muscle spasms of tetanus or rabies. It is therefore not surprising that their discontinuation after long-term use is associated with a rebound increase in muscle tension. This rebound accounts for many of the symptoms observed in benzodiazepine withdrawal. Muscle stiffness affecting the limbs, back, neck and jaw are commonly reported, and the constant muscle tension probably accounts for the muscle pains which have a similar distribution. Headaches are usually of the "tension headache" type, due to contraction of muscles at the back of the neck, scalp and forehead - often described as a "tight band around the head". Pain in the jaw and teeth is probably due to involuntary jaw clenching, which often occurs unconsciously during sleep.

At the same time, the nerves to the muscles are hyperexcitable, leading to tremor, tics, jerks, spasm and twitching, and jumping at the smallest stimulus. All this constant activity contributes to a feeling of fatigue and weakness ("jelly-legs"). In addition, the muscles, especially the small muscles of the eye, are not well co-ordinated, which may lead to blurred or double vision or even eyelid spasms (blepharospasm).

None of these symptoms is harmful, and they need not be a cause of worry once they are understood. The muscle pain and stiffness is actually little different from what is regarded as normal after an unaccustomed bout of exercise, and would be positively expected, even by a well-trained athlete, after running a marathon.

There are many measures that will alleviate these symptoms, such as muscle stretching exercises as taught in most gyms, moderate exercise, hot baths, massage and general relaxation exercises. Such measures may give only temporary relief at first, but if practised regularly can speed the recovery of normal muscle tone - which will eventually occur spontaneously.

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[Buddie]

Re: Pain
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 03:28:45 pm »
Great post [...]. Yes, that's about all we can do!
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[Buddie]

Re: Pain
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 03:59:42 pm »
Lower back and muscle pain was one of my worst symptoms.  I got a great deal of relief by taking regular Epsom Salt baths.   These baths were a life saver for me.  I took my baths at night, 20 minutes in the tub.  The day after the bath, I felt a lot of relief.  Epsom Salt is Magnesum Sulfate.  It just might help.  So sorry you're dealing with this.
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[Buddie]

Re: Pain
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 08:36:02 pm »
Thanks for the replies and information everybody!

[...], I tried the epsom salt bath last night but it didn't help. I'll keep trying though...

I've been stretching a lot and exercising a little and my back had gotten a little better but yesterday it seemed to start all over again. I just made a doc appointment for tomorrow just to make sure it's not something else but I'm afraid he may prescribe something that will set my recovery back. I hope he just gives me exercises or sends me to PT or something.
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